KMC lauds citizens’ perception survey under EoLI

KMC lauds citizens’ perception survey under EoLI
Kovi Meyase and others during press briefing in Kohima on Wednesday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA , FEB 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/14/2020 10:42:08 AM IST

CEO Kohima Smart City Development Limited Nagaland, Kovi Meyase said that in regard to Kohima Smart City, the citizens participation in the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) Survey is very encouraging at a press briefing to a section of the media persons on February  14 at Kohima Municipal Council office.

While the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had created a benchmark of at least 1% of the population to participate in the online survey, he said that Kohima City could achieve the 1% mark (i.e. 1076 people) by the evening o February 8 as on February 14 afternoon it stands at 1370 people.  Meyase opined that though the target was achieved, the Kohima Smart City has continued to create awareness and reaching out to all sections of the society to ensure maximum participation and coverage thereby creating a sense of inclusivity which is often absent in many policy making approaches.

KMC stated that till date the Kohima Smart City in collaboration with the Green Team Kohima who have been engaged as EOL Volunteers  has organized awareness programmes in 8 Colleges, reached out to all 19 wards and taking to survey to the streets covering street vendors, daily wage labourers, shopkeepers, senior citizens, etc. The office has also launched the inter ward wall painting competition under the theme #MyCityMyPride and signature campaign with the pledge “I pledge to take responsibility towards making Kohima a Clean, Green and more Livable City”.

KMC officials further informed that KMC is also creating awareness through Newspaper Ads, Radio Jingles, Radio Interviews, Whatsapp Messages, Telecast of Video Promos on Doordarshan Kohima, and Social Media Platforms. Hoardings have been put up in prominent locations of the town and all the 19 Wards with the QR Code which can be scanned and the link to which citizens can log in. Posters have also been put up in strategic locations including banks, ATM kioks, post office, commercial areas, market places, bus & taxi stands and educational institutions.

KMC said the signature campaign was also conducted in the Angami Sports Association wrestling meet on February 12 and 13. It stated that bus and car stickers will also be distributed by February 17. Awareness programmes and signature campaign will further continue in the Sekrenyi Festival – the major festival of the Angami Naga of Kohima district.

KMC said the response shown by the 19 wards and the initiatives taken up by the wards is very encouraging. Several wards have tailored the awareness programmes for maximum outreach in their respective localities like mobile signature campaign on wheels, voice appeals by prominent citizens, public announcement through loudspeakers, etc. Citizens of all ages including a mother carrying her child were seen stopping to append their signature on the banners.

The CEO appealed to all citizens for participation in the online survey, stating that public opinion is imperative towards making practical policies for the city. He reiterated that every opinion matters and it can make every opinion count and for that to happen need to give their feedbacks.

The survey has a set of 24 questions around the areas of Education, Health, Safety, Recreation, Water, Electricity, Environment, Emergency Services, Employment, etc. and will involve only about 5 minutes. Since it is an online survey, he appealed to all IT savvy citizens to reach out and help those who are not IT literate. 

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