DIPR Naga News (12.8.2021)
August 12, 2021
DC KOHIMA INFORMS ON I-DAY CAR PASS
The Office of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima has informed all HoDs, Invitees and Awardees to collect the invitation cards and car passes for the forthcoming 75th Independence Day celebration 2021 from the Office of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima on 13th August 2021 from 10:00 A. M onwards during office hours.
CHIEF SECRETARY CHAIRS 3RD STATE LEVEL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ON NAFCC
The 3rd State Level Steering Committee Meeting on National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Nagaland, J Alam, IAS on 12th August 2021 at the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima.
A brief presentation on implementation of NAFCC project in Nagaland was made by Joint Director, SARS Temsuinla. She stated that the project titled“Gen Pool Conservation of Indigenous Rice Varieties under Traditional Integrated Rotational Farming System (Jhum optimization) for Promoting Livelihood and Food Security as Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in Nagaland” was launched in April 2019 with the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Government of India as the funding Agency. She further highlighted that the project was implemented in five districts of Nagaland covering 22 villages and benefiting around 1000 families.
Various agendas were discussed in the meeting including extension of the project period. APC, Kikheto Sema, IAS explained that the project was for a period of 3 years, however the project could not be implemented on time due to delay in release of fund, the total lock down due to COVID-19 and prolonged dry spell which has affected standing crops in some districts. He therefore sought approval from the house to request the Ministry to further extend the project period till March 2022 to complete the Project, to which the house agreed.
The NAFCC Project in Nagaland aims to undertake baseline survey for targeting of Jhum area, facilitate treatment @ 1 ha of Jhum area per family, develop Germplasm of traditional rice varieties and other indigenous crops, promote cultivation of Indigenous varieties of rice in 1000 ha area, establish 100 nos. of vermicomposting units, etc. For promoting water use-efficiency and its conservation, gully plugs, loose boulder check dams, bench terraces and land leveling works would be undertaken.
The projects under NAFCC prioritizes the needs that builds climate resilience in the areas identified under the SAPCC (State Action Plan on Climate Change) and the relevant Missions under NAPCC (National Action Plan on Climate Change) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the National Implementing Entity (NIE).
4th PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OF FOCUS HELD
The 4th Project Steering Committee meeting of Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Farming System in North East (FOCUS) – Nagaland was held on 12th August 2021 at the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima.
Chief Secretary Nagaland, J Alam, IAS appealed the Agri and Allied Departments and all concerned departments to contribute towards making the FOCUS project a success. He stated that the project has the potentiality to have a positive impact on the farmers across the State.
APC and Mission Director FOCUS, Kikheto Sema, IAS while giving a presentation on the project activities stated that project is designed to provide farmers with better jhum cultivation practices that will be both more productive and more sustainable, thus creating an ecological balance, enhancing resilience to climate change, and raising farmers’ incomes, assist jhumia households to adopt alternative farming systems, particularly settled farming and support improved market access and value chain development as farmers move to more market-oriented production. The overall goal of the project is to increase agricultural income and to enhance resilience to climate change. This would be achieved through the development objective of increasing the environmental sustainability and profitability of farming systems practiced by highland farmers. He also thanked the Agri and Allied Departments for deputing able officers towards the successful implementation of the Project.
Various agendas discussed at the meeting included inclusion of three new Districts in FOCUS project. With the creation of Noklak as a new district and with the World Bank projects in Tuensang and Peren having winded up during 2019-20, it was felt genuine to propose for inclusion of the three districts to FOCUS for the remaining three years of the project implementation. The Project Steering Committee agreed to submit the proposal for inclusion of the three districts to Directorate of Economic Affairs, GoI.
CHIEF MINISTER TO LAUNCH NAGALAND SDG VISION 2030
The launch event of the ‘Nagaland SDG Vision 2030’ and ‘District SDG Localisation and Integration Manual’ will be held on 17th August 2021 in Kohima. The ‘Nagaland SDG Vision 2030’ will be launched by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio and the ‘District SDG Localisation and Integration Manual’ will be launched by Minister of Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu.
The Government of Nagaland has been working towards localising and integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Global Goals since 2018. The launch of these two documents will play a crucial role to further the process of SDG localisation across the state.
The launch of the ‘Nagaland SDG Vision 2030’ and ‘District SDG Localisation and Integration Manual’ will be followed by the ‘State-level Workshop on SDG India Index 2020-21 and Multidimensional Poverty Index’ (MPI) with resource persons from officials of NITI Aayog. The key objectives of this workshop will include discussion on Nagaland’s SDG performance as per the SDG India Index 2020-21 as well as areas of improvement. There will also be discussions on the programmes, schemes and policies addressing the concept of multi-dimensional poverty in the state.
STATE GOVT CONVENES MEETING WITH TRIBAL HOHOS
In pursuance of the decision of the Cabinet in its meeting held on l0th August 2021, a meeting with the Tribal Hohos is being convened on 18th August, 2021 (Wednesday) at 10:30 AM, for holding consultations on the following subjects:
- Mediation between Zeliang and Sumi tribes regarding boundary demarcation of Peren and Dimapur districts
- Women reservation in ULBs
- Naga Tribunals for adjudication as per Naga Customary Law
- Issue of appointment of Gaon Buras (GBs) in urban areas
The Chief Minister, Nagaland, the Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland, the Speaker, NLA, the Ministers and the Advisors, along with the Chief Secretary, Nagaland and other senior officials will be present in the meeting.
The following have been requested to attend the meeting:
- The President, Angami Public Organization, Kohima and two representatives.
- The President, AoSenden, Mokokchung and two representatives.
- The President, Chakhesang Public Organization, Phek and two representatives.
- The President, Chang Khulei Setsang, Tuensang and two representatives.
- The President, Konyak Union, Mon and two representatives.
- The President, Khiamniungan Tribal Council, Noklak and two representatives.
- The President, Lotha Hoho, Wokha and two representatives.
- The President, Phom People Council, Longleng and two representatives.
- The President, Pochury Hoho, Meluri and two representatives.
- The President, Rengma Hoho, Tseminyu and two representatives.
- The President, Sumi Hoho, Zunheboto and two representatives.
- The President, United Sangtam Likhurn Pumji, Kiphire and two representatives.
- The President, Yimchunger Tribal Council, Shamator and two representatives.
- The President, Zeliang Peoples Organization, Peren and two representatives.
The venue of the meeting will be the State Banquet Hall, Kohima, Chief Minister’s Residential Complex, Kohima.
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN CONDUCTED AT WOKHA
The District Road Safety Committee, Wokha conducted a Road safety campaign to commemorate the celebration of 75th Years of India’s Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) at Wokha Town on 12th August 2021.
The programme was conducted in collaboration with District Transport Department and Traffic Police, Wokha. On the occasion, bikers driving without helmets were given helmets free of cost to sensitize them about the importance of wearing helmets to save lives.
And defaulters were also cautioned and warned for not wearing helmets, some of the defaulters were set free after warning them as it was their first offence but given them stern direction and warned them that penalty will be imposed if caught without helmets.
Activities like distribution of pamphlets, leaflets about road safety awareness were distributed to commuters. Poster Campaign was also done on the day.
(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
ANUSHA PROJECTS (P) LIMITED DONATES AMBULANCE
Anusha Project (P) Limited donated an ambulance to Chief Medical Officer, Wokha on 12th August 2021. The handing over of the Ambulance was held at Deputy Commissioner Office complex.
During the short programme held at DC’s Conference Hall, General Manager AP (P) L, Mr, Reddy said, the company’s intention in providing the ambulance to the district is to help the people of the district who are need of the ambulance service and also added that through the small gesture, it will benefit the people of the district. Reddy added that it is a gesture to show gratitude to the people of Wokha town for the support and co-operation the company has been receiving while executing the work in the area and enabling them to do the work smoothly, and appealed to continue to support them so that the they can give more effort in providing good and quality road to the people of the district.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, while thanking the company said, it was a great day for Wokha District Task Force and the people of Wokha town, and added that their contribution will always be remembered and cherished by the people of Wokha. Despite the many hardships faced by the company due to the pandemic, the company has been doing their best so that works can be completed on time and he urged the company to give their best effort by providing good road to the people of the district.
Lotha Hoho, President Er. Mhondamo Ovung on behalf of the Lotha Community thanked the Anusha Project (P) Limited for the contribution and added their good gesture will and wished them the best in their endeavours. Ovung appealed the department to use the ambulance judiciously for the benefit of the people.
(DPRO & Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
STATE LEVEL COMMITTEE ON AIDS CONSTITUTED
As part of the celebration to commemorate 75 years of Independence Day and as per the directives of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), awareness campaign in three phases are being planned by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society. These are aimed at online engagement and mobilities of minimum 50 students per schools and college for 25 schools and 25 colleges.
For implementation of the campaign, a State Level Committee with the following members:
- Chairperson – Principal Secretary, H&FW, Govt, of Nagaland
- Vice-Chairperson – Project Director, NSACS
- Convener – Joint Director, IEC, NSACS
- Member Secretary – Assistant Director, Youth, NSACS
- Representative from the Department of School Education, Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representative from SCERT, Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representative from NBSE, Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representative from Higher Education, Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representative from Technical Education, Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representatives from the Department of Youth Resources and Sports (NYKS, NSS, NCC, Bharat Scout & Guides), Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representative from the Social Welfare Department, Govt, of Nagaland.
- State Programme officer of National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP).
- Representative from the State Blood Transfusion Council, HFW
- Representative from the Dept. of Information and Public Relation, Govt, of Nagaland.
- Representative from All India Radio Kohima (AIR).
- Representative from Doordarshan Kendra Kohima (DDK)
- Representative from Press Information Bureau (PIB)
In this regard, a meeting will be held on 19th August 2021 at 12:30 P.M in the Conference hall of H&FW Department, Nagaland Civil Secretariat.
Therefore, all concerned have been requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting positively.
FLAG RALLY HELD AT WOKHA
A Flag Rally was organised by District Administration, Wokha in collaboration with the District Youth Resources & Sports Office, NSS, and NYKS Wokha District on 12th August 2021. The Flag Rally was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Orenthung Lotha.
The rally started from Police point-PWD junction via daily market and culminated at police point, where around 45 participants took part in the rally. The rally was organised to commemorate 75th years of Indian Independence Day celebration.
(DPRO & Zubenthung, IA Wokha)
FREE HEALTH CAMP TO BE HELD AT LONGLENG
In commemoration of 75th Indian Independence Day 2021, the District Administration, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) and Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) in collaboration with Health & Family Welfare Department, Longleng will be organizing Free Health Camp for mother & Girl Child and Healthy Baby Show Competition on 14th of August 2021 at Local Ground, Longleng.
Other activities to be undertaken are BBBP Stall (promoting local products) and Car Poster Campaign during Independence Day. All mother and Girl Child have been requested to avail the facilities provided as scheduled.
PHED, PEREN CONDUCTSACTIVITIES
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, PHED, Peren organized various events and activities in the district from 1st July to 14th August, 2021.
To kickoff the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the department organized a cleanliness drive and tree plantation activity at the Water Treatment Plant area at New Peren on 2nd July, 2021. It was followed by a webinar on capacity building on ODF Plus given to Swachhagrahis and WATSAN Committee members on 13th July, 2021. Another webinar on JJM IMIS registration and Use of FTK by WATSAN members and Swachhagrahis was conducted on 18th July, 2021. A video clip showing detailed steps on how to use the Field Testing Kit (FTK) produced by the department was distributed to all the WATSAN Committee and Swachhagrahis in the villages. Swachhata Shramdham (cleanliness drive) of traditional well/ ponds/drainage systems was also done in the villages of Ndunglwa, Punglwa, Samziuram and Gaili from 28 July to 2 August, 2021. An awareness campaign on Jal Jeevan Mission was also conducted in various villages through the means of Participatory Rural Appraisal held from 4 -8 August, 2021. From 10-14 August 2021, an ODF Plus sustenance exercise at the village level will be conducted where Individual Household Latrines (IHHL) will be inspected, ensuring that no household is left behind.
The objective of the department was to sensitize the public on the importance of a clean and hygienic environment and drinking safe water. The department has expressed its gratitude to the village community for their active participation in making the program a success.
(DPRO & Mamang, IA Peren)
PHEK DPDB MEETING HELD
The Phek DPDB had its monthly meeting on 12th August 2021 at DPDB Hall, Phek under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and vice chairman DPDB Phek, Razouvolie Dozo, NCS.
The house approved Kuzhami Baptist Church Association, renewal of society registration, Pfutsero.
DSCO Phek, Rontilo Kent gave a presentation on the departmental activities. The departments of Agriculture and Horticulture were entrusted to present departmental activities in the next meeting.
NOKLAK REACHES OUT TO SENIOR CITIZENS
In commemoration of the 75th Indian Independence Day, District Administration Noklak reached out to senior citizens of Noklak Town on 9th and 10th August 2021.
As a mark of respect, gifts were handed out to 131 senior citizens of Noklak town who are 75 years and above, as stated by EAC HQ, Kathyinla, officer in-charge.
The district administration was assisted by the Ward authorities in the noble endeavour.
(K.K. Chim, IA Noklak)
CUTTING AND TAILORING TRAINING INSTITUTE INAUGURATED AT PUNGRO
Cutting and tailoring training institute under the theme of “TO EMPOWER OUR SPECIAL WOMEN” was inaugurated by ADC Pungro, Abhinav Shivam, IAS at rest house ward, Pungro, on 12th August 2021.
Key note address was delivered by EAC Pungro, Nuhuta Tunyi, NCS. Short speeches were delivered by Executive Chairman, YTC, Makezho and President, Public Forum, Pungro, V.Kongsu.
The programme was chaired by tailoring instructor, Luntsula.
MASS SOCIAL WORK CONDUCTED AT TENING TOWN
In view of the upcoming Independence Day celebration, a mass social work was conducted at Tening Town on 12th August 2021.
Clearing of drainage and cutting of grass were taken up in all the wards and town area. The public of all the nine wards, Tening Town Council and all government employees took part in the social work in cleaning the town and Government office premises. Shops and business establishment remain closed during the working period.
ADC Tening took the overall incharge and monitored the social work.
(Eto Kauring, IA Tening)