Water Quality Testing assesses the quality of water resources in Dimapur and Kohima districts and generates a geospatial database on water quality and Water Quality Map of Dimapur and Kohima districts. 150 sample has been collected for Kohima District and 90 samples for Dimapur district for both pre and post-monsoon. Analysis for physical parameters is completed and for heavy metals is completed.
The programme envisages monitoring and evaluation of IWMP projects using Bhuvan web services and Mobile app for the sanctioned projects from 2009-10 to 2014-15. Each project has to be monitored for a period of 5 years from the date of implementation. NASTEC has carried out the monitoring and evaluate the activities and change detection analysis was done for the IWMP activities for the State. Three (3) Districts has been completed and report has been submitted to the ministry.
NASTEC program under SEEDS division program, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India have successfully installed units of Indigenously developed biomass-fired drying unit and Animal feed crusher in six districts of Nagaland and gave training and Technology demonstration of the installed Technologies & dissemination. These technologies have generated an enormous impact on the socio-economic uplifting of the rural marginal farmers in remote rural villages of Nagaland.
A National webinar on “COVID-19 & Climate Change: Challenges and responses”was organised on the 3rd of December, 2020 to understand the perspective and responses of the pandemic and climate change. The programme received an overwhelming response of 187 registrations and more than 100 active participants. The webinar was hosted on Google platform. The resource persons for the occasion and their topic were as follows: COVID 19 & Climate Change: Perspectives from a health point of view, COVID 19 & Climate Change: Perspectives from an environment/Climate point of view , COVID 19 & Climate Change: Lessons learnt & opportunities for environmental action
One Day Regional Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights was conducted for the faculty of the Colleges and Universities of Dimapur District and surrounding colleges on 12 the September 2020. The is organized to create an awareness on Intellectual Property Rights among researchers and faculty how IPR plays a role in their research and teaching.
Paper entitled “Evaluation of spatio?temporal aspects of land use and land cover changes in Nagaland, North-East, India” has been published in the Journals of International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and has attended the live webcast presentations of the Virtual Event of the 2020 presentations of the XXIVth ISPRS Congress which took place from August 31 to September 2, 2020.
During the lockdown period in the State, the council has provided technical supervision during the establishment of BSL-3 and BSL-2 under the department of health and family welfare, Government of Nagaland. Trainings are also provided for Lab SoPs.
one-day awareness programme on climate change for communities and churches under the topic “Addressing Climate Vulnerability through Awareness Creation” was held at High School EmongKhapen Ki, High School colony, Kohima, Nagaland on 14th March 2020. The aim of the programme was to sensitize the local communities and churches on climate change, thereby strengthening resilience of communities to climate variation and ensuring women’s participation in developing a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between women and adaptive capacity. The main agenda of the programme was to get a comprehensive idea of the community’s perception of climate change through Focus Group Discussions (FGD).
Various posters, pamphlets and badges were produced and is being circulated among the masses in Kohima such as in schools, offices and the general public. The purpose of the campaign is to create a general awareness on climate change. A video titled “Climate Change Perceptions” has also been produced documenting the perceptions of the various social groups: Students, educators (teachers), government officials, researchers and the general public (Community).
The 2nd edition of the Climate Change Awareness Programme for Students (C- CAPS) was held at Northfield, Kohima on the 7th of March, 2020. The aim of the programme was to sensitize the school students on climate change. Various hands on activities were incorporated in the programme that included audio visual screening, action based learning activities, group presentation, group activities and discussion. The participants were inducted into the Climate Ambassador’s programme of the NSCCC wherein the inductees were given official badges and a pledge based on 4 major points- Remain Optimistic; Learn more on Climate Action; Share knowledge experience & ideas and collaborate- organize into communities.
National Science Day 2020 was celebrated in all the districts and sub-divisions under various theme. In each district, programmes were conducted in coordination with education department through District Education Officer and coordinators under the given theme. The main activities of the programmes includes- debate, Science Competition, exhibition and talks on popular science and on the given theme. During the current academic year 2020, each district could mobilize over 400 students for National Science Day celebration and a robotic & AI competition was held, where certificates were given to the best three schools.
The Council has successfully conducted Phase-Wise Awareness Programmes on Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) under the theme “Catch Them Young” for Kiphire District. Information Technology has become an essential utility which is being used everywhere including villages where people has access to it through mobile phones. However, there is not much awareness created. Hence, the broad objectives is to create awareness to the students of schools about different emerging technologies in the IT world, To introduce new technologies on AI and Robotic and build an interest for the students at a young age to learn them and to guide students towards various career options available in the IT sector. The project covered 100 schools in Kiphire district of Nagaland State. It may be mentioned that this is the first pilot project and Kiphire District being an aspirational district has been selected for the programme. All the teacher and students are covered under this programme.
CHAMAN is a pioneer project in which remote sensing technique is being used for the strategic development of the horticulture sector as also to increase the farmers’ income. NASTEC had prepared a horticulture development plan for Jhum land and Cultivable wasteland areas. The crops selected for Phase 2 were Orange for Wokha District and Kiwi Fruit for Phek district respectively. The geo-database was submitted to the ministry in January 2020.
Publication of Information booklet on Intellectual Property Right & Released by Mmhonlumo Kikon, MLA & Advisor for Information Technology & Communication, Science & Technology, New & Renewable Energy on 4th October, 2019, to disseminates the information of IPR to the public.
The council has successfully organized State Level Workshop on Geographical Indication(GI) & Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for protecting Indigenous Traditional Knowledge on Textile & Handicrafts with the Naga Tribal Apex Organizations, Weavers and State Government Departments during 4th October, 2019 at Kohima. Nagaland State is one of the richest states in terms of flora and fauna, textile and cultural herotage. There exists a significant indigenous knowledge possessed by the large ethnic groups of the state, However there is lack of awareness on the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related issues among the local populace. Hence this workshop is organized to create an awareness on how to protect the indigenous and traditional knowledge on textile and handicrafts among the tribal populace of Naga.
Land Use/ Land Cover (LULC) Monitoring Project for Nagaland on 1:50,000 scale was carried out by NASTEC under the National Resource Census project in collaboration with the Department of Space, Government of India. NASTEC have been successfully monitored and analyzed the land-use change for the year 2005-2006 and update the land-use changes for the year 2011-2012 and 2015-16 using the previous data as the base layer.
The three-day workshop on Climate Change Reporting was Jointly organized by Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) under Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Centre for Media Studies (CMS), Nagaland State Climate Change Cell, NASTEC, Department of Science &Technology and Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Nagaland on December 11th – 13th,2017. The workshop for the media fraternity sets up a common platform for stakeholders, scientists, experts and Nagaland-based journalists for a cause. The workshop highlighted the implications of climate change to mankind and urged the media fraternity to disseminate accurate information on adaptation of scientific methods and research on climate change, global warming and its impacts.