Gravity ropeway at Old Tesen

Gravity ropeway at Old Tesen
T.R. Zeliang speaking at the inaugural function.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/27/2019 11:53:11 AM IST

After, Punglwa village, the second Gravity Goods Ropeway (GGR), a rope based transport system for mountainous regions, in the state was inaugurated at Old Tesen village under Peren district on October 26. 

The 500-meter ropeway supported by North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) and aided by World Bank under the ministry of DoNER was inaugurated by former chief minister and leader of opposition, T.R Zeliang. 

Zeliang also inaugurated Community Development Project and road side market shed at Old Tesen village. Under Goods Gravity Ropeway, the agriculture produces from the hills can be easily transported to the village in a minute, which otherwise took an hour. In his inaugural address, Zeliang explained how others States were benefited by livelihood project implemented by the World Bank.  He said NERLP has empowered rural poor and improved livelihoods across the eleven districts of four states of Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim since its implementation by World Bank through DoNER ministry. In Nagaland, the project has been implemented in Peren and Tuensang. 

He asked the villagers to follow the system that has been introduced by the NERLP in order to boost the economy. Zeliang also urged the villagers to leave aside party politics and join hands irrespective of parties to take the development forward. He also asked the villagers and village council members not to wait for money but prepare the budget estimate on yearly basis and identified those areas that could be taken up. 

The former chief minister further asked the officers to first identity the village that has suitable climate and the habit of the people before taking up any projects. Highlighting NERLP progress in Peren, DPM NERLP Peren, Ruuvilie Kotsu stated that, 81 community development group has been taken up; 1033 Self Helf Groups formed and 69 Community Development Project have been implemented. 

Former MLA Tarie Zeliang, who also spoke at the programme appealed to the government to extend support to the village as the area has been blessed with suitable climate for any type of vegetation. Also speaking at the programme, DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier promised to extend all possible help from the administration side and sought cooperation from the villagers in order to march ahead. Short speech was also delivered by VCC Old Tesen, Iba Zeliang. Youth Club old Tesen village presented traditional dance. Earlier, the programme began with an invocation by pastor Old Tesen Baptist Chruch, Paugu.

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