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Phek, Kiphire for all round development
Published on 12 Aug. 2009 12:42 AM IST
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The monthly meeting of District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) for Phek was conducted on August 10 at DPDB conference hall, Phek with vice chairman DPDB & DC Phek, Mikha Lomi as the chairman. The house discussed agenda of the day and examined the applications for grant-in-aid to five schools and resolved to recommend five private schools for grant-in-aid namely St. Marys School, Lozaphuhu, Baptist Mission School, Phek Village, Shilloi School, DEF Phek, New Life School, Phek Village and Bishop Abraham Memorial School, Phek Town. An application for upgradation of GMS to GHS was discussed. According to DEO Phek the School was established in year 1960 and was taken by Government over in 1964 which is the only school covering Zhavame Village, Zelume Village, Chobama Village and Razeba town. An official bulletin stated that District Fishery Officer, Phek, Kilangmeren presented a brief report of activities undertaken by department at Phek. Chairman expressed appreciation at the efforts of the department and noted the need to impart more awareness and encouragement to fish farmers who were still ignorant of commercial aspects on economic benefits and commercial values of fish farming. For conservation of natural river resources and its flora and fauna, especially riverine fisheries, the house resolved to prohibit any use of chemicals, explosives and electric devices for fishing in the rivers of Phek district. District sports officer, Phek, Miesilhobei also presented departmental activities and achievements of Youth Resources & Sports Department, Phek. The house lauded the sportsmen who brought laurels to the district. Kiphire: Various agendas pertaining to poor water supply to Kiphire, demarcation of Anganwadi Centre at Kiphire town, up gradation of schools and funds for Road show were deliberated at Kiphire DPDB meeting held on August 5. The meeting was held at office chamber of Deputy Commissioner, Kiphire under chairmanship of chairman DPDB Kiphire & NSMDC, C. Kipili Sangtam. Eight officers were introduced as new Board members that included Functional Manager, DIC Kiphire Khrinyicho Sangtam, CDPO Pungro, Z. Tsankhuchu, Headmaster, GHS, Kiphire, Therise Veko, DVO, Dr. Viral Yove, EAC, Moakumzuk Tzudir, SDPO Kiphire, Joseph, EAC Khomsa, Achila and CDPO, Sitimi, Zubemo. Kipili Sangtam said Kiphire was an infant district and still had many things to do and called upon members to be sincere and regular and at the same time cautioned the members not to hesitate to take action against any defaulter officers. He also informed the members to apply to DC for station leave and expressed gratitude to the officers who were posted in a place like Kiphire to serve the people. With regard to water supply at Kiphire town the EE, PHED expressed inability to execute improvement works for want of funds. He assured that sufficient water would be made available during the forthcoming Road Show programme scheduled to be held on September 2 and 3. With regard to demarcation of Anganwadi Centre at Kiphire town CDPO Kiphire informed the board that demarcation of area for Anganwadi Centre needed to be done after close study and scrutiny by Anganwadi board. With regard to application for upgradation of Elpeth School Kiphire and Good Shepherd School, Kiphire the board observed the schools criteria and recommended the cases to the authority. The board recommended for upgradation of GMS Yankyamthi Kiphire town to GHS. The Local Area Development Schemes for 59 A/C Sitimi, Seyochung and 60 A/C Pungro Kiphire and the Common Pool 2009-10 were also approved besides proposals for Backward Regions Grant Fund 2008-09 amounting to Rs. 1.53 crore was approved and recommended. The meeting agreed that for the Road Show at Kiphire more funds will be sought from the authority as Kiphire was the farthest district from the capital and essential commodities were costlier than in the other districts.

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