Tobu area comprises of more than 20 villages sharing international border with Myanmar. It is far away from its state capital Kohima. Since inception every intellectual have turn a blind eye to this backward area and the innocent people are left only to enjoy their dreary life, totally out from every reach.
It is now more than 50 years since the existing Tobu sub-division was recognized by the state government. Many great political and sincere bureaucrats have come and gone playing their role in various capacities but leaving aside the far-flung backward people, still suffering, no way to go and blame but to keep on crying over the curse of darkness. We too appreciate many development taking place in Nagaland and many new good things coming out in this prone implementations. But why the people coming here are made not even aware of their basic necessities. It is amazing to remark upon the functions of various government offices with no head of departments and their negligence in discharging their duties.
I think it is appropriate to mention some of the few major services through which the people are benefited here; such as the only depended Government hospital existing without doctor and proper medicines, PHE department with no water supply, power department with not even a BSNL office, not even a single telephone connected etc and many others. In this manner people are deprived of their necessities despite of their hue and cry.
Now at this paralytic juncture leaving aside the other habituated and accustomed problems, coming to the present context of the changing world, life is dead without electricity. The sun and the moon has become the only source of light for us. People are also aware of the computerized or say mobile world where nothing could be worked out without power. And it is overwhelming distress to see that there is not even a single line wire connected with electricity in the villages of Tobu area till today.
People are existing but leaving under the curse of darkness and to show the impact of power failure for instance just to get one Xerox copy we have to travel 150-200 kms spending hundred and thousand of rupees and how can they survive tomorrow? In this way we are totally ignored and cut-off from every facilities. Had there been a concern government yesterday, then we have seen the world today. And it would be a miracle for us to see light if the responsible government and the department give us a chance to be a part of your development for better Nagaland.
T.A. Moklong, speaker Tobu Area Students’ Union (TASU).