Monthly meeting of Dimapur District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) was held on Monday at the DC’s Conference Hall. In the absence of the chairman & vice-chairman, the meeting was chaired by ADC Sedevikho Khro.
The board discussed an agendum forwarded under District Horticulture Officer (DHO) on introduction and activities of All Nagaland Coconut Growers Association (ANCGA).
While highlighting the activities ANCGA general secretary Dr. Senliwati Longkumer said that the association was formed in 2007 for pioneering into promotion of innovative scientific plantation of coconut in the state.
The state have the capacity for mass production which will benefit both farmers/growers and it will also enhance the state economy. Out of the 50 hectares physically targeted for Dimapur district under ‘Area Expansion Programme’ on coconut cultivation for the year 2007-08. ANCGA was allotted 20 hectares by the Department of Horticulture, which was achieved by the association benefiting 16 coconut farmers, the general secretary stated.
While, DHO Dimapur, Eyongol Natso informed that department was conducting training on guava and lichee plantation next year during the month of July and will be inviting 15 members for 15 days to any society and NGOs. The Board also discussed and forwarded for approval of the opening of new schools, Reginald Hughes Shaw Memorial School, Niuland and up-gradation of St. Paul School, Purana Bazar to class IX.
Opening of Technical Institute LIM-IT attached to Christina Memorial School Aoyimti will be discussed only in the next Board meeting after submission of physical verification report by the concern Department. On behalf of the Chief Host & the Chairman DPDB Dimapur and Advisor, Sericulture & Cooperation, Azheto Zhimomi, ADC has invited all the board members during Tuluni Festival at Kiyeto Village on July 8, 10 a.m.