Naga News

DIPR Naga News (17.8.2021)


Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launched the ‘Nagaland SDG Vision 2030: Leaving No One Behind,’ at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima on 17th August 2021. It is a document based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, while the ‘District SDG Localisation & Integration Manual’ was launched by Minister, Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu.

Launching the Nagaland SDG Vision 2030, the CM said the document provides with State specific short, medium and long term targets with measurable indicators and strategies that the State should focus on to meet the aspirations of the people for sustainable livelihoods and living standards.

With North Eastern States, especially the hill states lagging in economic growth and Nagaland, being a resource constrained State, Rio stated that there is hardly any elbow room for the State Government to meet the large investments needed for capital and infrastructure development in the State.

Rio also stated that the rigid implantation norms of most of the development interventions of centrally sponsored/central schemes coupled with the shorter working seasons due to the monsoons, the land ownership system of the State and the comparatively higher cost of transportation, etc. pose big challenges for the State in fulfilling the aspirations of the people.

Rio suggested that the Central Government recognises the required flexibility in the funding and implementation of schemes for the North East hilly states, and take note of the strategies and the challenges highlighted in the document and suitably customize the programmes of the centrally sponsored and central schemes to cater to the special needs of the State.

Adviser, NITI Aayog, Sanyukta Samadar, IAS addressing the event said that India can achieve the SDG only if States steer the entire process of SDG and become leaders in taking it down to the districts, blocks and village levels, and added that North East Region plays a crucial and strategic role in this.

Lauding the State Government for coming up with the document and manual, Samadar expressed hope that with the Steering Committee and coordination among departments headed by Planning Department, the State’s position will improve in the coming years. She stated that Nagaland has done remarkably well in clean water & sanitation, poverty eradication, clean energy, sustainable consumption and production, peace justice and strong institutions.

On fund mobilization and financing, Sanyukta Samadar said the Ministry of DoNER and NITI Aayog have come up a collaborative project in developing SDG index for 120 districts in eight NE States which will be launched on 25th August 2021. The index will be used by the Ministry of DoNER as a tool for fund allocation, focusing on critical areas. The Adviser also requested the State Government to make use of the new multidimensional poverty index by NITI Aayog, which she said will help with policy planning and targeted intervention.

In SDG performance, Nagaland is ranked 19th in the country with a score of 61 and among North East it in 5th position. For the SDG performance of districts in Nagaland, Kohima is the top performing district with Kiphire at the last position. In Goal 1 (No poverty) of SDG – 100% districts are in red category (aspirants, score of less than 50); in Goal 2 (zero hunger) – 81% in green (frontrunners with score of 65-99), 18% in yellow (score of 50 to 64); and in Goal 4 (quality education) – 9 % in red, 63% in yellow and 27% are in green category.

Minister, Neiba Kronu said that it is important to sensitise, share about the structure on how to work towards the goals with the District Administration and district level departments. He added that the manual contains the necessary information that are locally relevant in achieving the goals.

 Resident Representative, UNDP also spoke on the occasion. Minister, Agriculture and Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye, Advisor, IT&C, Science & Technology and NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon, Advisor, Horticulture and Border Affairs, MhathungYanthan, Chief Secretary, J Alam along with AHoDs and HoDs of concerned departments attended the inaugural programme.

                                                                                                (Nouneseno, IA)


Noklak District Planning & Development Board meeting was held on 17th August 2021 at DC’s Conference Hall, Noklak under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner & vice chairman DPDB Noklak, Hiazu Meru.

Being his first meeting with the DPDB members, Hiazu Meru requested all the DPDB members to join hands and work together so that Noklak district can go forward in all developmental fronts. Though it is challenging for the new district, let us give our best for the upliftment of the district, he said. The DC expressed hope that DPDB Noklak will be bring progressive change and benefits to the district.

Meru sought cooperation from all the DPDB members to extend full cooperation from the members and he encouraged all the members to bring suggestions and innovative ideas.

During the meeting, the house adopted Noklak Town. The house agreed to pull in resources available in their respective departments for the upgradation of Noklak Town.

Formation of Officers’ Club at Noklak town was discussed and a committee under the chairmanship of DC was resolved. The house felt necessary the formation of the same so as to enhance coordination among the officers posted at Noklak.

The house formed a committee for preliminary case study on Scrub Thypus, Thyphoid and Peripherial Neuritis which are very common diseases in the region. The committee comprising of EAC Noklak, B. Pukha Lam; Medical Officer, CHC Noklak, Dr. Chongya and SDO PHED Noklak, Er. Khaoshai Lam.

For public utility and facilities, proposal for operating/running a local taxi service in Noklak is deliberated. The house urged that it will served as an opportunity to the unemployed youths for their livelihood and also for easy transportation of the people. The house decided that a Rate Fixation Committee shall fix the rates.

NST bus service from Noklak to Kohima and Dimapur was also discussed during the meeting and the house approved and recommended to the higher authority for consideration.

SDO (Civil) Thonoknyu, Longdiba Sangtam informed the house regarding the road condition of Thonoknyu sub-division where he highlighted that both the roads connecting to Thonoknyu sub-division from Tuensang and Noklak, which is the lifeline of the sub-division is in a deplorable condition due to continuous rain. And to this, the house deliberated and agreed to apprised the concerned department.

(K.K. Chim, IA Noklak)


The launching programme for smoking free Tuensang district HQ was held at DC’s conference hall, Tuensang on 17th August 2021.

Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant said that the nicotine present in the smoking and non smoking tobacco which is very addictive in nature and contains carcinogen which causes cancer which needs to be made aware among the general public. Smoking tobacco not only harms the primary consumer but also harms the non consumer secondary and tertiary individuals around the primary consumer, he said.  Smoking tobacco destroys the respiratory system in humans and with the COVID pandemic, those with respiratory problems can be a victim of it, he also said. He also asked the Tobacco consumer control cell to expand the smoke free district HQ Campaign to the whole of the district and also to establish a habilitation centre for de-addiction of tobacco related substances.

SP Tuensang, Amit Nigam spoke on Section 4 of COTPA 2003 where it states on the ban of smoking in public places and Section 6a and 6b of COTPA 2003 prohibiting selling of tobacco products to underage individuals and prohibition of selling tobacco products within the 100 yards around the premises of educational institution. He also encouraged the citizens to cooperate with the police and also help give awareness to the public of COTPA 2003 so that police can enforce the law successfully.

Dr. Ao Yanger, Jr. Dental specialist highlighted the aims of the campaign to the house. Certificates were also presented to tobacco free schools and village which were awarded to St John Higher Secondary School, Akum Imlong School and Kuthur Village respectively.

                                                                                                (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


Director, Land Resources, T. Renben Lotha, inaugurated Coffee Natural Nagas Cafe at Wokha on 17th August 2021.

Director, Renben Lotha in his address highlighted that Nagaland produces high quality coffee in comparison to normal coffee available in the market and it has become a popular drink resulting in high demand from other States of the country and different parts of the World.
He also encouraged the coffee farmers to put in more effort and also develop the coffee drinking culture and making it available not throughout the year.

Lotha said that the rich culture and tradition coffee can bring about change in the perception of image in Nagaland through various tourist aspects and attraction. He also laid a note that coffee plantation can be a part of nation building income generation.

He also highlighted the vision of Land Resources Department to promote coffee culture by following 3E’s- Employment, Environment and Economy. Currently, the department has signed an MoU with NOBLE CAUSE COFFEE COMPANY CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA for 30 years.

He also said that in collaboration with Coffee Board of India and Land Resources Government of Nagaland, coffee farmers are technically supported and supervised to promote coffee farming.

Deputy Director, Land Resources Nagaland, C. Vanchamo highlighted that majority of Nagaland geographic is micro climate conditions which is very suitable for coffee plantation and said that coffee plantation does not distinguish rich or poor and it can be cultivated by any class of society.

Proprietor Coffee Natural Nagas, Steve Odyuo acknowledged the department for their presence and stated that Coffee Natural Nagas will be a part of natural environment by way of conservation and management.

The programme was chaired by DPO, Land Resource Department, Wokha, Tepunol Yore. The programme was attended by Joint Director, Land Resources, Albert Ngullie, department officials and other dignitaries.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha)



The Kohima District Task Force (DTF) today the 17th August 2021 culminated the exercise of information dissemination on COVID in vernacular with Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS releasing the Nagamese Brochure which will be in soft copy version for social media platforms.

The Kohima DTF, through the IECC Committee has brought out the information brochures on COVID in Tenyidie and Rengma local dialects, which comprehensively covers all COVID related information relevant till date. The DTF has so far printed out 5000 copies in Tenyidie and Rengma dialects, which have been distributed to the public through the Village Councils and faith based establishments under the district.

(DPRO, Kohima)


DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS on 16th August 2021 issued a press release with regard to the Election Commission of India’s decision to conduct Pre-Revision and Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t 01.01.2022 as  qualifying date as per the schedule given below:


1 i.                     Removal of all DSEs/multiple entries, logical errors etc

ii.                   H2H Verification through BLOs

iii.                  Proper formation of Sections and

iv.                 Rationalization of Polling Stations

09.08.2021 (Monday) to 31.10.2021 (Sunday)


2 Publication of Integrated Draft Electoral Roll 01.11.2021 (Monday)
3 Period for filling Claims & Objections 01.11.2021 (Monday) to

30.11.2021 (Tuesday)

4 Special Campaign Dates As suggested by CEO Nagaland
5 Disposal of Claims and Objections By 20.12.2021 (Monday)
6 Final publication of Electoral Roll By 05.01.2022 (Tuesday)


                                                                                                (Renbenthung, IA Mon)


Tening Village Council (TVC) chairman, Palengkengbo, Tening Students Union (TSU) President, Ngauphutlak, Tening Village Women Organization (TVWO), Akhenge and Tening Village Youth Organization (TVYO), Mathiusung in a joint statement extended their appreciation and happiness towards the State Government, particularly the School Education Department for upgradating the Government High School, Tening to Government Higher Secondary School.

The organizations jointly expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, Advisor, School Education, K.T.Sukhalu and Advisor, Water Resources, Namri Nchang for their discerning noble gesture in gratifying the long felt of the people in the area.

The four organizations further stated that, the upgradation will uplift the spirit of the economically weaker parents who in turn faces mounting task while affording their children’s higher education.

(K. Zeliang Asst Director)