nagaland's forest department has undertaken a new scheme to increase the state's forest cover. Under the programme, forest officials are to gift villagers gas stoves and liquified petroleum gas (lpg)

nagaland is dealing with the problem of jungle burning in a novel manner. The state government is penalising villagers for any such incident, even if they are not directly involved in setting the fires. This is forcing the latter to be more vigilant and the government claims the crime has reduced considerably.