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Gov shops at Dimapur’s organic market; donates Rs.2 lakh to buy pick-up truck

Gov shops at Dimapur’s organic market; donates Rs.2 lakh to buy pick-up truck
Acharya during his visit to the daily organic market on Friday. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, SEP 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/7/2018 12:36:39 PM IST

Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya, who visited the newly inaugurated daily organic market at Supermarket (Naga Shopping Arcade), near Nagarjan traffic Point, here on Friday, donated Rs. 2 lakh to buy a pick-up truck for the market to transport produce to the market place.

According to an official bulletin, the governor interacted with representatives of Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) and Development Authority of Nagaland (DAN) at the market place and appreciated FPO for taking the initiative in opening such market.

Acharya appealed to DAN to charge only Rs. 100 per month for at least one year or till they were well established. Governor said it was the duty of everyone to work towards the upliftment of the poor section of society. Stressing on maintaining cleanliness in and around the market, Acharya assured to provide plates, spoons and glasses for daily use in the market so the surrounding was not littered by disposal plates and cups. 

Discouraging the use of plastic bags, the governor suggested that vendors make cloth bags for customers on minimal charges.

He also suggested that FPO make basic necessary arrangement like a proper seat for all vendors and elevated vegetable stand. Further, governor suggested marking some specific days for different tribes so they could showcase their speciality and attract more customers. Acharya visited all stalls and bought from almost all the stalls. He also placed the order of 100 wooden plates from a vendor.

After the visit, the governor held a meeting with different non-Naga NGOs at Durga Mandir concering Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He appealed to all the participants to generously donate towards the people badly affected by floods, landslides etc. 

All the participants promised to raise funds and donate towards the same.

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