A legal awareness was held on July 17 at Khonoma village where members of the village questioned the entitlement of MLAs on MNREGA fund as per guidelines and whether all 75% of central grant and 25% of state matching grant were judiciously reaching the beneficiaries.
Discussing this during the programme organized by Khonoma Village Council with Kohima Law College and Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organization, participants of the programme shared their plight that village received text books from SSA only in the middle of academic session and also their difficulty in maintaining mid-day meals being received insufficiently for all students.
The participants also requested the government to provide suitable instrument for measurement of rice received under AAY, pointing out that they received hardly 40 kgs of rice out of actual 50kgs per bag.
The awareness programme was highlighted by lectures Kezhokhoto Savi and students of law college on several topics including consumer rights, RT, MNREGA, village council act, VDB, domestic violence, National Old Age Pension Scheme, NRHM, mid-day meals, Integrated Child Development Scheme etc. Copies of the 2nd edition of NVCO booklet, sponsored by the CM corpus fund was also distributed to the villagers. The conduct of legal awareness camp by VI semester LLB students of Law College was part of their BCI practical paper.