Kohima: Nagaland‘s land resources department (LRD) on Wednesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kohima Science College (KSC) for a period of one year.

The MoU was signed by LRD director T Renben Lotha and KSC principal Dr Lily Sema. As per the MoU, the areas of collaboration would specially focus on three points.

The first is to acquire reagents and participate in the undertaking of water quality analysis of the springs through the chemistry department of KSC.

An agreement was also made to undertake hydro-geological studies/surveys in all the 12 districts of the state of the identified springs/springshed through the geology department of the college.

The third point of agreement was made to bring out the second edition of the spring inventory of the state.

Initially, the partnership shall remain for a period of one year and further extended, if necessary.

The MoU was signed with the hope to open up opportunities for the academia to work with the implementers in real-time situations that would substantially enhance their field experiences, add value to their research works and even increase future career prospects.

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Through the MoU, the KSC will act as a “very important channel between the research & student community and state department and bridge the gap between lab and land”.

The LRD also expressed its keen interest to collaborate with the KSC and take advantage of the vast pool of scientific resources, including the student community, at a mutually agreed-upon area of study that would immensely benefit both the government and the students.

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