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DIPR Naga News (19.02.2020)


            Three-day State Level Workshop on Gender Budgeting for Gender Equality in Rural Areas was inaugurated at Ladies Common room, Meriema campus Nagaland University on 19th February 2020.

            The workshop from February 19-21 is sponsored by Ministry of Women & Child Development Government of India and organized by Nagaland National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, North Eastern Regional Center (NIRD & PR- NERC) in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Center along with the Department of Education, Nagaland University.

            Advisor IPR, SCERT & Village Guards, Toshi Wungtung speaking at the program said that there is a need to address gender issues in the state of Nagaland. He stated that in a democratic country and as long as we have voting rights, we are all equal before the law and both men and women are equal participants in this great country. He went on to say that both men and women should come forward equally and participate and raise the opinions and concerns as equal partners in a democracy. He added that at the end of the day political empowerment for the women in the state is the need of the hour as it is a tool to formulate policies.

            He also said that culturally and philosophically women are no lesser stating that it is only in the socio-economic status there may be differences in policy approach. He said that gender budgeting should be sustainable in approach while regulating and forming various policies in different sectors of the country and society as we have different culture and social stratification.

            He said that all said and done beyond women empowerment there is a need for empowering women politically and to partner with women in evaluating and formulating policies in the state. He stated that although Nagaland government had passed a resolution that every department must go into gender budgeting there is still much which needs to be done. He added that there are various schemes under the various departments for the upliftment of women folk.

            He further hoped that the workshop will bring about a sustainable approach towards empowering women on gender budgeting for an equal and healthy society.

            The objective of the three day workshop reviewed the rational role of gender budgeting as a tool for gender equality and also to examine the policy initiatives, programmes, schemes and projects for gender mainstreaming and gender inclusive development in India. It also discussed the tools of gender budgeting at state level, examined the problems, constraints and difficulties in gender budgeting at different level and role of various stakeholders and key players in gender budgeting.

            Resource persons for the workshop were Associate Prof NIRD & PR- NERC Dr. Jayanta Choudhury, Entrepreneur, Benjamin Chishi, Professor NU, Buno Liegise, Professor NU, Dr Lungsang Zeliang, Secretary NPSC, Kevekha Kevin Zehol, MD (Psychiatry) P. Ngully, Advocate Joshua Sheqi, Dr. Khotsole Khieya, Dr. Ratan Kaurinta, Asst. District Program Manager NSRLM DMMU Kohima, Kenivole Richa, and Principal JCC Dr. Asakho Hibo.        Panelists for discussion on strategies for  gender equality & gender budgeting were Dr. Anungla, Prof. Rosemary Dzuvichu, Dr. Asakho Hibo, Dr. Rukhono Iralu and Gracy Aye SRCW.

            The program was chaired by Narola Chuba and welcome address was proposed by Professor NU, Buno Liegise. Vice Chancellor NU, Prof. Pardeshi Lal was the guest of honour and key note address was delivered by Associate Prof. NIRD & PR- NERC Dr. Jayanta Choudhury. Government officials, academicians, scholars, civil societies, NGOs and faculty members are participating in the three-day workshop.

                                                                                                (Esuihangle, IA)


            The monthly Wokha District Planning & Development Board meeting was held on 9th January 2020 at DC’s conference hall under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman & DC Wokha, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha.

            During the meeting, the DC thanked all the departments in the district for extending cooperation and performed their assigned task with utmost sincerity during the Republic Day celebration. He further informed that distribution of works will be circulated shortly to all departments. He also informed that all board members to come prepared with the action plan for deliberation for the 4 selected aspirational villages.

            Additional Director, Women Resource Development, Kohima V. Sakhrie who also attended the meeting enlightened the members about the various activities undertaken in the district by the department. Sakhrie said that the department focus mainly in taking up women centric activities to promote socio-economic development and livelihood development for the women. He also stated the department is working on providing space for women entrepreneurs and conducting training programmes and capacity building programmes for the girl dropouts and for those who have completed their studies in order to create platform for self-employment.

            DC while launching the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) calendar 2020 appealed to all the departments to support for the successful implementation of various programmes and activities chalked out for the year 2020.

            He also requested NST and District Transport office to present their departmental activities in the next DPDB meeting.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha)


            Assessment Camp for Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities under Rasdhtrya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) and ADIP Schemes held at Town Hall Tuensang on 19th February 2020. The Camp was organized by District Administration Tuensang, Department of Social Welfare, Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of Nagaland in collaboration with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

            Thousands of targeted individuals attended the Camp who were medically examined by Dr. Temjen Sunep MS-Orthopedics, Dr. Y. Imlong Chaba Dermatologist and I. Tochi Imlong Ophthalmic Assistant of District Hospital Tuensang along with Moirangthem Surendro Audiologist of District Hospital Wokha.

                                                                                                (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            Department of Soil & Water Conservation organized Soil Health Card day on 19th February 2020 at Wokha Village Council Hall, during the observation of Mini Soil Testing kit and Soil Health Cards scheme which was inaugurated by ADC Wokha, K. Mhathung Tsanglao.

            While speaking during the occasion, he said through this scheme farmers will be benefited to a great extend in terms of yielding more organic agri-products. He also urged the farmers to take up corrective measures in their farming practices to maintain productivity.

            Introducing about the scheme, JSCO, Wokha, Nzanbeni Jami said, the scheme aims at issuing soil health cards to farmers every two years in order to address nutritional deficiencies in soil.

            She further said that the scheme has been introduced to assist State Government to issue Soil Health Card to all farmers in the country. It also provides information to farmers on nutrients status on their soil along with the recommendation for improving soil health and its fertility.

            SCA, Yanpothung Jami gave demonstration about the kit to the gathering. The function was chaired by DSCO, Wokha, Litemo Murry while Chumbemo Kikon proposed the vote of thanks.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            District Soil & Water Conservation Department Longleng observed Soil Health Day on 19th February 2020 at Soil Office Longleng, with DSCO Longleng, Senlichila Ao as resource person.

            While speaking on the occasion, she emphasized on the benefits and usage of soil health care as it increases the productivity level by 5-6 percent and it decreases the use of chemicals by 10 percent.

            She also urged the farmers not to use chemicals mixture in the soil in order to get organic food, instead she advised them to practice organic way of farming. She also encouraged the participants to maintain the soil health through organic farming which is beneficial for healthy growth of crops.

            Cards will be issued in the first phase to 3 (three) villages under Longleng District namely, Yachem village, Kangching village and Yangching village. Around 200 farmers received the soil health care.

                                                                                                (Manjong, IA Longleng)


            Mokokchung District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting for the month of February 2020 will be held on 25th February 2020 at ADC Planning Conference Hall, Mokokchung from 11:00 A.M. Therefore all Heads of Offices (DPDB members)) are informed to attend the meeting positively.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            The District administration of Peren in collaboration with ICAR- NRC organised Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) cum Mithun mela under Tening Block Task Force at Tening village Panchayat hall on 19th February 2020.

             ADC Tening, Rhosietho Nguori emphasized on the importance of BBBP and   upliftment of women through participation.

             EAC Tening, Tumben P. Tsanglao while addressing the gathering urged the Village Health and Sanitation Committee (VHSNC) and Village Education Committee (VEC) to participate actively and achieve the targets in order to enhance the female enrolment ratio in the schools and maintain efficiency in monitoring women’s health.

            The programme was attended by the representatives from Tening, Nzau and Nsong with womenfolk and Block Task Force.

                                                                                                (Kiso, IA Tening)


            ADC Pfutsero, Phuleshe K. Yepthomi in a notification stated that certain beneficiaries are yet to remove standing structure/building or demolished only a certain portion of structure which has been duly compensated for the construction of 2 Lane road from Pfutsero to Phek under SARDP-NE.

            Such defaulters are hereby given last and final Notice till 24th February 2020 to start immediate evacuation/complete demolition failing which, concerned authority will initiate necessary action.

                                                                                                (Avika Awomi, IA Pfutsero)


            Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has notified all Arms license holders under Peren District that the National Database for Arms License (NDAL) portal for uploading data of existing Arms license for UIN generation has been reopened and extended till 29th June, 2020. In this regard DC Peren has informed all Arms license holders who have not uploaded in the portal for UIN generation to renew and update in the system before the extended date.

            The DC also directed arms license holders who have renewed to deposit their Arms license along with two passport photos for change of Arms license booklet to firearms category wise. Arms license holders who have deposited for renewal and have not collected are also directed to come along with two passport photos for necessary formalities.

            Failing to comply with the directives, the undersigned will not entertain any complaints and queries after the last date and the license shall stand invalid as per the implementation of NDAL.

                                                                                                (Mamang Singson, IA Peren)


             Free Breast Cancer Screening Camps for the women of Mon District was organised by District Administration, Mon from 3rd to 15th February 2020, under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.

            The Screening camps were organised in collaboration with UMANG, a company based in Hyderabad. UMANG is powered by NIRAMAI technology (Non-Invasive Risk Assessment with Machine Intelligence). This method of breast cancer screening can detect tumors 5 times smaller than what clinical exam can detect is non-contact, painless and free of any radiation.

            The free breast cancer screening camps were held in Tizit, Aboi, Tobu, Naginimora, Mopong, Longching, Phomching and Chen town. A total of 661 women were screened, out of which 43 cases have been detected.

            Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS expressed his gratitude to UMANG, District Medical Department, Konyak Nyupuh Shekho Khong (KNSK) and all individuals for extending their services and support leading to a successful completion of the camps.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)