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State’s first SDHO inaugurated

TSEMIUNYU DEC 11 (NPN)(Correspondent )
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Published on 11 Dec. 2012 11:43 PM IST
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Department of Horticulture Tuesday established the state’s first Sub-Divisional Office at Tseminyu town after much efforts since the establishment of the department in 1992.

It was learnt that the previous sub-divisional office constructed in Kiphiri district was “discontinued” since it was not established through proper official channel.

Parliamentary secretary, Horticulture R. Khing who inaugurated the Sub-Divisional Horticulture Office (SDHO) at Tseminyu claimed that Horticulture has overtaken the traditional method of paddy and jhum cultivation.

Pointing out that more reliable source of income could be made earned through horticulture, Khing said now farmers would not facing much problem even though the horti office was established late.

Khing also called on the farmers not to rely only on government subsidy alone but to concentrate on improving the economy of the state.

District Horti Officer (DHO) Kohima Jerry Patton, in his brief address pointed out that many elected members had earlier made efforts to establish the office without success.

He congratulated the parliamentary secretary for his support pointing out that the new office would give hope to the farmers and the citizens.

Patton also urged the state government to provide the required facilities for the smooth functioning of the office.

ADC Tseminyu Zhothisa Dawhuo and general secretary Rengma Hoho John also addressed the gathering during the function. Earlier the chief guest unveiled the monolith at the SDHO premise.

The programme was held at Tseminyu town hall and chaired by horticulture department director Dr. N. Benjongliba Aier while joint director Watienla Jamir delivered the vote of thanks.

It may be mentioned that the SDHO was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 27, 40, 000 lakhs and the construction began in December 2009.

 
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