Naga News

DIPR Naga News (10.7.2021)


The High Powered Committee on COVID-19 in its meeting held on 8th July 2021 reviewed the COVID-19 situation, and noted that while the seven days moving average of the positivity rate of COVID-19 in the State was showing a declining trend, it still continues to remain above 5%. It also observed that there has been a significant decline in the total number of active cases, number of hospitalization cases and number of persons requiring oxygen support across the State.

The High Powered Committee on COVID-19 viewed that there has been improvement in the overall COVID-19 situation as reflected by the various parameters, and further relaxations and re-opening of more activities need to be considered while continuing with the existing lock down measures as the positivity rate is still above 5%, and the requirement for consolidating the gains made so far due to the lockdown measures.

After taking the views of the Health & Family Welfare Department, and the Districts Task Forces, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 22 (2) (b) and Section 22 (2) (h) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, Chief Secretary, J. Alam, in the capacity of Chairperson, State Executive Committee, has directed for extension of the existing lock down measures for one more week up to 17thJuly 2021, with further relaxations and re-opening of activities as under:

  1. Shops/business establishments dealing with all kind of goods/items/articles will be permitted to open from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Takeaways, home delivery and other e-Commerce services will be permitted to open/operate on all days.
  2. Outdoor sports activities other than competitions will be permitted, subject to attendance of not more than 100 persons, and adherence of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and all the applicable SOPs issued from time to time.
  3. Long distance trains will be allowed to stop at Dimapur railway station. However all the inbound passengers should be asymptomatic and shall be required to produce certificate of having completed their COVD-19 vaccination (both doses taken).
  4. Inter-district movement is allowed subject to the person(s) being asymptomatic and having completed their COVID-19 vaccination (both doses taken) and subject to adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviors.
  5. Bus service, intra and inter-district taxi service and pillion riding on two-wheeler shall continue to remain suspended.
  6. A separate SOP with regard to Para 3 and 4 will be issued by the Home Department.



In order to facilitate the overlaying of bridge deck slab at Dzudza village in the ongoing Kohima-Dimapur 4 lane road construction, Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, has ordered that all vehicular movement along the aforementioned stretch shall remain closed from 04:00 am to 12:00 noon of Sunday the 11th July 2021. However, vehicular movements for light vehicles shall be allowed at the under mentioned alternative route during the said period.

  1. Jotsoma-Khonoma-Mezoma-Sechuma-Zubza/Kiruphema-Peducha (Lalmati) and vice versa
  2. 10 Mile Tsiesema Basa-Peducha (Lalmati) and vice versa



ADC (HQ, Wokha), T. Lankonsen Tsanglao, has informed all concerned that there will be a meeting of the District Task Force on COVID-19 on 13th July 2021 at Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Wokha at 2:00PM to discuss the current situation related to COVID-19.

In this regard, all the District Task Force members and the following leaders of Civil Societies and NGOs have been requested to attend the meeting positively.

The Chairman Lotha Hoho, President Lotha Eloe Hoho, President Lotha Student’s Union, President Lotha Youth Hoho and the President Wokha District Chamber of Commerce and Industries (WCCI).

(DPRO & Zubenthung, IA Wokha)



The District Task Force on Covid-19, Kiphire, in its meeting has resolved to award those securing 100% vaccination amongst the eleven wards and to award for highest percentage at village level. The meeting was held on 9th July 2021 at DPDB, Conference hall, Kiphire and was chaired by DC & Chairman DTF, T.Wati Aier.

The DC informed that despite efforts being carried out in the district, it has the lowest percentage in Covid-19 vaccination amongst the districts in the state, wherein he urged the members and ward chairmen, ward GBs and ward representatives to put more effort in vaccination drive to achieve target on Government directive. Aier also informed that financial assistance will be given to all the eleven ward to help monitor Covid-19 activities in their respective wards. The DC also expressed his concerned and suggested DEO, to educate the teachers to create awareness on sensitisation and vaccination drive.

CMO, Motsuthung while briefing on Covid-19 status said that six people in the district died by Covid-19 disease and out of six people, only one person received the first dose.

DIO, Dr. K. Pewezo Khalo highlighting the status of Covid-19 activities said that around 30 villages have not yet vaccinated even a single person. He also said that as per the government directives, the target is to achieve 90% vaccination.

The members deliberated on Covid-19 3rd wave preparation with certain strategies and activities to be carried out in the entire district.

The DTF and in collaboration with 41 Assam Rifles have decided to conduct intensified special vaccination drive  on Covid-19 at deluxe point, Kiphire from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 11th July 2021. All the eligible beneficiaries have been informed to avail the opportunity.

                                                                                                (DPRO & Tsuthong, IA Kiphire)


Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board donated one 15 KV watt generator for the Community Health Center, Changtongya on 9th July 2021.

The generator was received by SDO (C), Changtongya, Rorheu Peseyie, NCS; SMO, Dr. Imtijunshi Aier; MO, Dr. Imtiamong and Ayush MO CHC Changtongya, Dr. Limasashi.

(APRO Changtongya)


A 15KVA generator was donated to Community Health Center, Mangkolemba by the Mokokchung District Planning and Development Board.

It was handed over by ADC, Mangkolemba Dharam Raj to SMO CHC Mangkolemba, Dr. Alemwapang on 9th July 2021.

The Mangkolemba administration and CHC Mangkolemba expressed their deepest gratitude to the Mokokchung DPDB for donating the generator.

                                                                                                (APRO Mangkolemba)


An outlet of Naturally Nagaland, a hand-holding initiative of the state government for promoting organic Agri and Allied products, finest arts, crafts, handlooms of the state, was launched by Agriculture Production Commissioner, Y.Kikheto Sema, IAS at 4th Mile, Dimapur on 9th July, 2021.

Speaking on the occasion, APC Nagaland, said that the outlet was launched for fulfilling the burning desire of the State Government for promoting the local entrepreneurs, farmers and SHGs for marketing their products within and outside the State.

This is the first outlet in the State, while the next would be in Kohima, the APC informed.

Under the Naturally Nagaland brand, all the indigenous products can come together for sale thereby popularizing the culture, food and lifestyle of Nagas to the world, Sema observed.

He further mentioned that though many entrepreneurs want to sell their products in a standardized manner, they are unable to do so because of the financial and marketing constraints and therefore the State Government has come out with this novel idea to provide an identity to the unique local products of the State.

Naturally Nagaland will extend the required support by creating a market chain for the entrepreneurs while also identifying the indigenous and medicinal food products of the different districts and tribes, he maintained. Sema informed that the idea of Naturally Nagaland was conceived last year and initiated by former Chief Secretary, Nagaland, Lt.Temjen Toy and in this regard, the State Government has rechristened the State Emporiums in Delhi and Kolkata as Naturally Nagaland Emporiums during February 2020.

While promoting the Naturally Nagaland brand, the Government will not derecognize those entrepreneurs who have already created their own brand and established an image in the market therefore, all the established entrepreneurs can also participate in selling their own brand through the window created by Naturally Nagaland, making it an umbrella organization for all the brands.

Initially the Naturally Nagaland outlet will be in Kohima and Dimapur and it will be the link with the outlets outside the State.

Additional Director DUDA, Anungla while explaining that the Government has created a window for helping the farmers said that the stall belongs to the people of Nagaland and encouraged one and all for availing the opportunity provided by the government through the Agri and allied Sectors.

She informed that Richard Belho would be coordinating for running the stall where a sum of Rs.1000 per shelf per month would be realised from the entrepreneurs for displaying their products in the State outlet and also displayed at Delhi and Kolkata Nagaland Emporiums.

Commissioner Secretary Horticulture, Anungla Sato, Director Horticulture, Agriculture and HODs from several other departments attended the launching program.


(DPRO Dimapur)