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DIPR Naga News (05.02.2020)

POHWANG KONYAK INAUGURATES FIRE STATION AT JALUKIE

         Minister for Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD and Relief & Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak inaugurated the newly constructed Fire Station building at Jalukie under Peren District on 05th February, 2020. The new fire station building has been constructed at a total cost of Rs. 170.44 lakhs. The building construction which commenced from June, 2016 was completed in the year 2019.

            Pohwang Konyak in his address said that to modernize and strengthen the number of fire stations across the state, the State Government is taking up the initiative in the best possible way.

He urged the general public to cooperate with the fire fighter personnel for timely intervention at times when fire breaks out to minimize the loss of lives and properties. He also reminded the public, police personnel, administrations, fire personnel and councils to work together and properly maintain the infrastructure provided.

            The inaugural function was chaired by IG (F & ES), Neilasa Sopfii while brief report on Fire Station, Jalukie was delivered by SE (PEP), Imnajungba Jamir. Short speeches were also delivered by ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang and SDPO Peren, Vikato Thonger.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Peren)

DC DIMAPUR CONVENES MEETING ON 7TH ECONOMIC CENSUS

            In connection with the on going 7th Economic Census, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Khinchi convened a meeting with District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) along with charge officers on 5th February 2020 at DC’s Conference Hall Dimapur.

            The meeting was convened to discuss matter concerning latest district survey updates. Observing the slow progress of the on going 7th EC in the District DC asked the members about the situation. The members informed about a number of technical and operational issues face by them. In this regard, DC urged the concerned designated officers to extend all possible help and support and asked them to complete the task before 15th February 2020.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)

COORDINATION MEETING AT BHANDARI

            The Departmental coordination meeting of Bhandari sub division was held at the office chamber of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, on 5.2.2020.

            The meeting approved the second edition of the Bhandari sub division departmental sports to be held in the last week of February. ADC, Tiameren Chang congratulated Bhandari Community Health Centre (CHC) for being awarded Wokha district best CHC award in recognition of its outstanding performance and dedication in the management of health centre and delivery of health care services through conmunitization, during the Republic day celebration on 26.1. 2020, at Wokha. Sub Divisional Education Department was entrusted to give departmental presentation in the next meeting.

                                                                                                (APRO Bhandari)

2nd PHASE OF NISHTHA TRAINING AT KIPHIRE

            District level integrated teachers training NISHTHA (National initiative for school heads & teachers holistic advancement) phase 2nd was held at GHSS Kiphire on 4th February 2020.

            DC Kiphire & Chairman Samagra Shiksha, Sarita Yadav IAS in her speech appealed to all the teachers to give inputs about the problems that they are facing in the school, so that the Kiphire District Administration will look into the matter. On the problem of proxy teacher Sarita requested the Village Education Committee to motivate every teacher to perform their duty in building up the career of the students. Teachers being the role model and platform of the society, must know their duty and be responsible and she urged them to be more dedicated in their work.

            The programme was chaired by T.Lichumse Sangtam, Asst. District coordinator and keynote address was given by Lirila State Resource person.

                                                                                                (Wangshikokla, IA Kiphire)

STEERING COMMITTEE OF MINI-HORNBILL MEETING TO BE HELD

            In connection with the celebration of the upcoming Mini-Hornbill to be held at Kohima in the month of February 2020, a meeting of the steering committee and the Co-opted members will be held on 6th February 2020 at 2:00 P.M in the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner Kohima.

In this regard, the following Committee members and Co-opted members have been requested to attend the meeting positively: Sr. S.P Kohima, Administrator KMC, HQ Administrative Officers, District Tourism Officer, District Cultural Officer, DPRO, Presidents of APO, AMK, AYO, AGOK, ASA and ASU.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kohima)

FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING CAMP HELD AT DISTRICT HOSPITAL MON

            The District Administration, Mon in collaboration with Umang, Hyderabad conducted Free Breast Cancer Screening Camp at District Hospital, Mon on 5th February 2020.

            Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS in a circular stated that, the breast screening technology developed by Nirami is unique as it is non-touch, non- invasion and non- radiation base. He further stated that priority would be given to woman above the age of 35 years. Pragnant women & lactating mothers will not be eligible for the screening. The district administration has organised this free breast cancer screening camps under beti bachao beti padhao.

            The following are the schedule for the camp under Mon district.

3rd Feb – Tizit town & Tobu.

4th Feb – Mopong & Naganimora

5th Feb – at District Hospital, Mon (for Government Employees & Spouses of Male employees) & Longching Council hall.

6th Feb – Aboi, ADCs office & Wakching PHC.

7th Feb – Phomching, PHC & at District Hospital, Mon (for DEF staff and spouses of Staff)

8th Feb- Chen PHC & Sheanghah Chingnyu Council hall

9th Feb- at District Hospital Mon (for KNSK and Women Church leaders

10th Feb – at District Hospital, Mon for Tanlao ward, papong ward & Zaklom ward.

11th Feb – at District Hospital Mon for Shamnyu ward & wagiem ward.

12Feb – at District Hospital, Mon for walo ward, thamnan ward & Chingai ward

13Feb – at District Hospital, Mon for Techahan ward & Jahjon ward.

14th Feb – at District Hospital, Mon for Shantham ward & Tompang ward.

15th Feb – at District Hospital for Mon Sadar Villages.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)

SOCIAL AUDIT DISTRICT LEVEL PUBLIC HEARING UNDER MGNRGES MON DISTRICT

            The 3rd Phase Social Audit District Public Hearing under MGNREGS for Mon district was held on 4th February 2020 at DRDA, Resources Centre, Mon Town. PO, DRDA, Mon Temjen Longchar chaired the hearing.

            State Resource Person SAU, Nagaland Vepo Keyho gave an introduction to what social audit is and what District level public hearing is all about including general issues that need to be tackled for better implementation of the MGNREGA scheme. It was followed by review presentation of social audit findings of all 15 villages namely, Chingdang, Chingphoi, Lower Tiru, Tanghai, Upper Tiru, Jaboka, Lepa, Longlem, Neitong, Sangsa, Shengha Mokok, Shengha Tangten, Longwa, Shengha Chingnyu and Yuching under three blocks ie, Wakching, Tizit and Phomching blocks that were audited.

            EAC HQ, Mon Chubasanen Ozukum who was the Independent Observer stated that the two ways interaction provide the perfect opportunity for each party to clear their doubts and queries and that during such public hearing the practical problems faced by the village functionaries comes to light. He highlighted that SAU findings should give a timeframe to be rectified by the concern blocks/villages.

            The following resolutions were also made;

  1. To appraise the social audit findings made by the audit team and take corrective measures in the near future.
  2. Rozgar diwas under Mon district to be held every 2nd Friday of the month in every village.
  3. Issues like No three phase photograph, no measurement book, poor awareness on MGNREGS and poor documentation, no completion certificate produced etc found during the audit period have been reviewed during public hearing and resolved by affirming by the implementation agencies that such will be maintained properly in the near future till the ‘SECURE’ (Software for Estimate Calculation Using Rural Rates for Employment) is fully implemented.
  4. The implementing agencies were asked to update all the Job Cards and maintain it properly for the future audits.
  5. The blocks officials concerned for Shengha Tangten and Shengha Chingnyu villages under Phomching block and VDB Secretary of Chingphoi village under Wakching block were given seven days time to rectify the issue in written with regards to mismatch of amount sanctioned in MIS sanction order.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)

CULTURAL DAY HELD AT PFUTSERO

            CAGASA observed 17th cultural day on 4th February 2020 at Pfutsero sports complex, Pfutsero with Thenucho Tunyi, former Home Minister as the special.

            In his speech the special guest highlighted the biography of Lt. Pire Tunyi, the sponsor for CAGASA cultural events.

                                                                                                (APRO Pfutsero)

WATER SUPPLY PROJECT AT OLD AKUK VILLAGE COMMISSIONED

            Minister for PHED Jacob Zhimomi commissioned the long-awaited water supply Project at Old Akuk village under Wokha district on 4th February 2020. The project with 1,70,000 Ltrs Capacity was taken up in 2016 at a cost of INR285.22 lakh.

            Speaking at the inaugural function, Zhimomi told the villagers to take care of the water supply Project and consider it as their personal property. He added that the Central government’s Political manifesto included water supply facilities and health facilities for all villages.

            He told the gathering that the present state government and PHED department are striving to Work for the welfare of the people. The department will continue to bring development, he added.

            Zhimomi encouraged the educated youths to start working with humility and with dignity of Labor, citing that the state government is spending huge funds on salaries. While urging the Youths to be self-reliant, he said the government is willing to help them. He also asked the gathering to support the government, saying that it is striving for the welfare of the people.

            Mmhonlumo Kikon, Mhathung Yanthan and H.Haiyitng, who are advisors to various government departments, also accompanied Zhimomi during the water supply project commissioning function.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)

OUTREACH PROGRAMME ON BAMBOO EXPORT AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT HELD

            With an aim to reach out to bamboo entrepreneurs and producer groups in sharing the potential of exports in bamboo products an outreach programme on Bamboo Export and Market Development was organised by SHEFEXIL (nodal agency for export of bamboo under Ministry of Commerce, GOI) in association with the National Bamboo Development Council and Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency on 4th February 2020, at the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Center Dimapur.

            Chairman, Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA) Visasolie Lhoungu in his keynote address mentioned that development of Bamboo in Nagaland is being envisaged to be taken up in two perspectives i.e. Resource Development and Enterprise Development. Increasing the existing resources through scientifically managed plantations and regeneration are areas where the NBDA is focussing to develop bamboo resources, Lhoungu maintained. He also observed technology sourcing and dissemination of information, capacity building and skill upgradation, infrastructural development and marketing as some areas to focus for Enterprise Development.

            Lhoungu also dubbed Nagaland Bamboo Resource Center as an incubation hub for artisans and entrepreneurs, a center for dissemination of technology information through skill development programme not only for Nagaland State but for the entire North East Region. The Center has an area of 20.45 acres and is ideally situated in a prime location along the National Highway which is 3kms from Airport and about 8kms from the railway station and has the potential to be further developed for related purposes, he informed. He was confident that NBRC could also support the India’s New National Bamboo Mission which Prime Minister Modi has launched with policy support to declare bamboo as a grass from non- forest timber products. Chairman, NBDA was hopeful that the outreach programme on Bamboo would be beneficial for the entrepreneurs and artisans alike and would serve as an eye opener to the export spectrum for them.

            SMD, NBDA, Imtirenla Jamir said the workshop has been planned for creating awareness on the export market and it’s procedures so that bamboo entrepreneurs could take up bamboo Export market. She also informed that NBDA has tied up with Taiwan for setting up India Taiwan Bamboo Center to bring in bamboo technology and also for imparting training to entrepreneurs and promoting export of bamboo products. She was optimistic that the day’s deliberations would go a long way to start planning for export of bamboo products which is an eco friendly product with support from SHEFEXIL and DGFT.

            Sudhakar Kasture, M/S EXIM Institute, while speaking on the topic, increasing exports from India, highlighted on the export and import statistics and observed the need for more expansion stating that bamboo has great potential. He also mentioned for promotion of value added products made from bamboo explaining that it has very high demand in the international markets. He also emphasised on the importance of identifying networks, participating in international trade fairs, achieving competitiveness by appropriately using various Export Promotion Scheme, E- Commerce, Nurturing potential relationships.

            Kaustavmani Deka, Asian Development Bank North East Corridor Study Team spoke on findings of ADB, NEEC study in bamboo sector. Citing bamboo as a huge resource potential, Deka felt that the potentiality needs to be converted into market value. He mentioned low market value, low yield, import of bamboo, consumption and lack of marketing with organised supply chain as some of the challenges.

            Host of personalities including Additional DGFT, Guwahati, S. Sashikumar, ED, SHEFEXIL, Kolkota, Dr. Debjani Roy, Assistant Manager, ECGC LTD, Harjit Bharali, and Kamesh Salam from NBDA spoke during the workshop.

                                                                                                (DPRO Dimapur)