To promote reading, Nagaland launched the Green Box initiative setting up Green libraries in the state!

With the ‘Green box’ initiative launched on Friday, the government is hoping for Green libraries in Nagaland with people’s participation.

Aiming to create Green libraries in Nagaland, The Kohima Forest Division launched the ‘Green box’ initiative at the office of the Principal Chief conservator of Forest (PCCI) in Kohima.

The division, under the Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, distributed 51 books to three villages.


The books were based on environment conservation, wildlife, and climate change. The department included both old and new books.

The department had selected three villages from the three ranges in the district for the distribution. It included Zhadima Village under the Chiephobozou range, Jakhama village under the Kohima range, and Sendenyu village under the Tseminyu range.


The initiative has been undertaken under the pilot project “Project Future” that started in April last year.

Green libraries in Nagaland to promote reading

It aims to create a positive impact on the minds of people so that reading can be promoted in the villages.

There were a few activities organised under the project including online competition and video lessons. As part of the project, signages in Kohima were also set up with the help of the police.

The department has urged the public to donate used books and has asked for book recommendations. The recommended books will be bought by the department.

Also Read: Free roadside library in Arunachal Pradesh is set up by a 30-year-old Ngurang Meena!

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