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NDS to cover 19 wards under Kma
Correspondent Kohima, October 14 (NPN):
Published on 15 Oct. 2010 12:08 AM IST
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Neighborhood Development Scheme (NDS) was launched at Lerie colony on Thursday by Norman Putsure, secretary urban development.
In his address, Norman Putsure said Neighborhood Development Scheme (NDS) is a people centric program in the state with the main objective to ensure better living environment in urban areas and more effective coverage of basic infrastructure such as drainage, footpaths, community wells/toilets etc.
He also said the NDS aimed at establishing/promoting suitable organization at community level to act as a mechanism for local development within the guided principles such as helping to decide, plan and take action to improve their physical environment and social amenities, ensure that voices of consumers and users are heard and enable people to take collective action.
Urban development, director, Er. Ken Keditsu urged Lerie colony residents to properly and judiciously utilize the funds provided under NDS.
Urban development, assistant director, Arenla termed the NDS launched by the department in 2004-2005 was satisfactory with reports of success in various wards in Kohima town.
She said under NDS, each ward was given `25 lakhs for development of their wards and by this year all the 19 wards in Kohima will be covered by the scheme.
Lerie colony, NDS chairman, K. Situo Sekhose said NDS is a community participation scheme which would be a massive involvement of people from all walks of life for the development of the colony.
He also thanked the department of urban development, for considering the colony under neighbourhood development scheme and appealed the urban development department to consider Lerie colony in any possible future development under the department, be it state or central programme.
He also said the colony was a mini-Nagaland in itself, where one finds people from all tribes of the state and with coming of the helipad, he added, the colony could one day be the face of not only Kohima but the state as well.

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