Post Mortem

A Cup of Tea: hindering the developmental progress in the state of Nagaland

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/29/2019 12:24:40 PM IST

 (From previous issue)

Isn’t it the duty of the Government too to inspect and inquire whether the In-charge are accountable to their work? The attitude of the state governments not ensuring the full and proper implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes too in the state, which also can likely be stated as the reason partly giving rise to more corrupt practices among some of the MLAs and other government officials. 

Nevertheless, I feel that various factors or reasons can be also attributed to such sloppy and delayed development in the state, the geographical demographic nature of land or terrain in most of the Nagaland state which is characterized as being hilly and remote which not only keeps the region isolated but also forms as an obstacle to various developmental activities. Such terrain hampers the establishment as well as the development of infrastructure such as transport, communication, industries, market, etc. 

 Moreover the inactive or restricted role of the media which is yet another cause for slow development in the State. The media, being so called 'the watch dog' has not been playing its role or living up to what's expected of it. In some way, it has failed to keep a check on the misuse and corruption of government funds and schemes by the fraudulent government officials. Yet not many of the media are staying vigilant and updating such mischievous developments, reporting them and informing the public about it, often some media is found beating around the bush and making news that would make money for them. Moreover, the medias role and proper functioning is also crippled by those who have political influence and power in the society. At times, such individuals or groups can even go to the extent of controlling and manipulating the contents of news disseminated through media. Thus, this is also a main issue that results in the malfunctioning that exists within the overall development process, thereby, affecting the development progress. 

 Illiteracy and ignorance of the people to raise questions, file RTIs, to stand united in fighting for their rights and in particular, for the common cause of development, and failure to take collective actions thereby affecting the progress too. 

 Therefore, until and unless adequate and specific focus are given by the Government, I feel though the Government would make various promise for developmental activities, the growth of the State will continue to remain stagnated and unchanged even in years to come keeping the same more and more undeveloped and behind in time in comparison to the rest of the neighbouring states, which are quite ahead and developing. The Government should be more sensible and show due obligation towards development of the state and various district as well. Despite the challenges arising out of the demographical terrain of the region, it should take steps to get ahead of them in keeping with its sovereign responsibility to somehow bring about equal development of all districts within in control and territory, without any kind of discrimination and partial treatment towards any district of the state, and the newly created districts should also be given prior importance. Furthermore, an active and conscious response from the public towards any kind of injustice or infringement of their rights will also prove favorable and pave the way for the positive growth in the area.

God Save Nagaland


K Lenangh Angh, (

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