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Phek, Kohima DPDB meetings on development
Published on 16 Apr. 2010 11:38 PM IST
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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio addressed the District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting of Phek District on April 15 at Town Hall, Phek.
Speaking at the meeting he said DPDB was the platform where planning was formulated and policies forwarded to the government for further action.
Maintaining that DPDB was the only platform where planning was formulated and policies forwarded to the government for further action, Rio said the government has to verify and recommend the genuine proposals at the district level before introducing the proposals at the state level for discussion.
The chief minister further appreciated the people of Phek and said that it was because of their strong values in upholding traditions that includes hard work and commitment, the district has been declared as ‘Land of traditions’ during the road show.
Pointing out that Nagaland is over employed where ten percent of the population was government employees, he said most of the state funds are consumed by them and for which he urged the government employees to be sincere in their duties.
On his vision on food security and food sufficiency, Rio disclosed to the members present in the meeting that the state would be self sufficient in food by 2020 and called upon Agri and allied departments to take innovative measures to achieve the target.
He said declaration of ‘Year of Entrepreneurs 2010-11’ was aimed in creating more employment opportunities among the educated unemployed youths, to help them take up trade and business, so that the youth know their own potentials and their value as human resource and capital.
He further mentioned that potential and committed youth need to be identified in order to make them self employed as the government employment has reached saturation point.
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Chumben Murry who also attended the meeting highlighted the concept of 2020 vision and requested Agri & allied department to go for economic reforms.
Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Development, Pangnyu Phom; Commissioner, H. K. Khulu; legislators from Phek District, CPO President, PPF President and other dignitaries all spoke at the meeting.
Creation of Sub-Treasury Office at Meluri, upgradation of Meluri Police Station and manning by SDPO, construction of rest house at Phek, water supply for Phek Town, appointment of water stock laborers, upgradation of Police station and posting of SDPO at Chozuba, augmentation of water supply at Chozuba, creation of SDO (Irr.) at Chozuba, upgradation of SDIO at Chozuba, building of ADC office at Meluri and posting of Asst. Commandant, Village Guards were the agenda discussed at the meeting.
Minister for Health & Family Welfare & Phek DPDB Chairman, Kuzholuzo Nienu thanked all members for their co-operation during his tenure and he officially gave the charge of Phek DPDB Chairmanship to MLA, Deo Nukhu.
Kohima: The monthly meeting of the Kohima District Planning & Development Board was held at the conference hall of the Shalom Bible Seminary, Sechü Zubza on April 15 under the chairmanship of Chairman Kohima, DPDB, MLA Dr. Nicky Kire.
Chairman put forward representation from village council, Sechü Zubza regarding upgradation of GHS Sechü, assistance for new water supply source for Sechü town and provision for additional Doctor at Primary Health Centre, Sechü Zubza.
NLA Speaker, Kiyanilie Peseyie also stressed on the issues stating that town located at National Highway had good communication facilities. He said upgradation of basic necessities would not only be of help to the town dwellers but also to others as well.
He also voiced out the need for setting up of a Police Station and posting of medical personnel at Menguzouma and Thekrizuma.
Parliamentary Secretary, Horticulture, R. Khing put forward a number of agenda relating to schools, medical Sub-Centres and on Total Sanitation programmes under his constituency for consideration by the DPDB to be further forwarded to the government. Advisor, IT & TE, Vikho-o Yhoshü also spoke on the occasion.
Representative from Kohima District Sanitation Club appraised the house on its activities and stated that the main objective was to create a sense of awareness among school and college students. They also put forward suggestions to the DPDB regarding drainage system in the town; dustbin disposal and construction of urinal shed and further sought support from the Board in their activities.
SDO (C) Jakhama, Linda Solo gave a report on the village visitation undertaken to Mitelephe by a group from Kohima DPDB with the concerned officer as the Convener. She also highlighted various grievances put forward by villagers that may be taken up by the authorities.

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