DPDB meetings held in Wokha and Dimapur

DPDB meetings held in Wokha and Dimapur
Adviros of Horticulture & Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan addressing the meeting on February 18. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/20/2020 9:57:43 AM IST

Wokha district planning and development board (DPDB) meeting was held on  February 18 at deputy commissioner conference hall. Vice/chairman & DC, Wokha Orenthung Lotha chaired the meeting.  

According to DIPR report, advisor of Horticulture, Border Affairs and chairman DPDB Wokha, Mhathung Yanthan urged all the head of offices in the district to actively participate in the planning process to bring changes in the district.   

During the meeting following agendas were discussed, proposal for registration of societies namely Spectrum Education Society and Tsungiki Gazetted Union Wokha Town were discussed and recommended to the government for approval, change of nomenclature from Perennial Montessori School to Perennial School Wokha was also discussed and recommended to the higher authority for approval.  

Mhathung Yanthan submitted an agenda for recommendation to the State Land Acquisition Authority (SLAA) Nagaland for payment of land compensation of public ground Wokha town to the land owner. The board deliberated the matter and recommended to the government for consideration. 

DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha informed that as the district administration was under consideration for construction of new DC office complex as mini-secretariat to accommodate all the line departments, DC invited all the head of offices to apply for office room mentioning specific requirement for the proposal.

While reviewing progress on the implementation of various development activities undertaken for the four aspiration villages, twenty three departments highlighted their activities. 

Director of Horticulture Dr. R. Elithung Lotha highlighted various developmental activities and projects undertaken by the Horticulture department in the state.

Department of Art & Culture and Nagaland State Transport presented their activities in the district during powerpoint presentation. Board also welcomed the new members PD DRDA, K. Shekikho Phuleshe and EAC Changpang T. Sulanthung. 

Industrial units established without guidelines to be removed

Meanwhile, the Dimapur district planning and development board focused on removal of industrial units established without guidelines, at the meeting held in the conference hall of DC Dimapur on February 20. 

According to DIPR report, DC Dimapur Anoop Kinchi, who is also the vice chairman DPDB Dimapur chaired the DPDB meeting and reviewed the last meeting minutes with regard to presence of brick kilns and stone quarries in and around residential areas and schools. 

DC Dimapur informed that a committee has been formed with DIC, Geology & Mining, Pollution Board, Labour department and district administration as members. The concern departments will oversee whether the factories/industries are being established as per the required norms and guidelines without posing threats to human lives and polluting the environment. DC Dimapur also suggested for setting up a committee to study why banks refuses to grant loans under PMEGP.

Presenting the departmental activities, EE PWD (R&B) engineer Tali Temsu Jamir, explained in detail with power point presentation,  the status of the 25 ongoing road works at Dimapur and also the ongoing road projects under CSS. 

Engineer Tali observed that connectivity has been achieved up to a large extent yet felt that the burden of maintenance keeps on increasing. It is an issue that needed to be addressed and solved at the earliest for which political support for the change process to take place was needed, he added. Tali suggested for levying cess on diesel and petrol to provide as maintenance fund. 

Engineer Tali reminded that all roads require regular and timely maintenance no matter whatever technical designs were chosen. In the context of Nagaland, Tali observed that paucity of fund and non existence of road maintenance policy posed as challenge which had led to the present bad conditions of the roads in all the districts.

PWD Housing Dimapur and Fire and Emergency Services also presented their departmental activities. Proposals for opening new schools namely Salt Brook School Tenyiphe- I, E- Khel, Chumukedima, Amazing Grace School, Seithekima- A, Chumukedima, Centurion School, Urra Village, Dimapur, Change of nomenclature of Paramount Educate Montessori to Paramount Educare School were recommended to the higher authority by the board. Board also agreed to recommend the proposal of Shem Education Society Diphupar for registration.


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