Naga News

DIPR Naga News (20.02.2020)


            Home Guards & Civil Defence, Mon in collaboration with Disaster Management Committee, Wangkhao College conducted Mock Drill Demonstration and Emergency method of Rescue on 20th February 2020 at Wangkhao College campus, Mon.

            District Commandant, Home Guards & Civil Defence, Mon, Ngongvai E. Phom in his keynote address stated that, the demonstration is to generate awareness and effective response to disasters like earthquake, accident or any other disaster. Disaster is inevitable where we can only prepare ourselves on preparedness and response during the time of emergencies.

            Principal, Wangkhao Government College, Mon Dr. M. L. Ngullie while appreciating District Commandant and his staff stated that, awareness on emergency method of rescue during the time of natural disaster will be of great impact.  He also expressed his gratitude for giving awareness to the students and faculty.

            A brief explanation on earthquake, its consequences and preparedness were also highlighted. Characteristic of knotting, bandaging, emergency methods of rescue etc. were demonstrated.

            Meanwhile, on 14th February 2020, Home Guards & Civil Defence Mon also conducted Mock Drill Demonstration and Emergency method of Rescue at District Jail, Mon.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            The Rehabilitation and upgradation of Longleng – Tuenasng Road was formally launched on 19th February 2020 at Nakalempon, Longleng with Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland S. Pangnyu Phom as the Special Guest.

            While acknowledging the cooperation and support extended by the Chang and Phom community Pangnyu Phom called upon the landowners of 19 village, NGOs and civil societies under Tuensang and Longleng district to extend fullest cooperation and support for speedy completion of the project with quality rehabilitation of the road  and at the same time Pangnyu also appealed to the department and the contractor to cooperate with the people and the landowners who have donated their land without compensation. He was optimistic that with the active cooperation of all concern the road will be a model for the rest of the Nagas.

            Emphasizing on importance of road for social and economic development of the people he said the rehabilitation road from Longleng to Tuensang will not benefit only the two district alone but also the people of Mon and Noklak equally.  He also asserted that Longleng is a fortunate district because very soon it will be connected with three National Highway. Therefore, he urged the people to be humble and come forward with unity and burried their past difference on communal or party line to embrace development for better tomorrow.  Pangnyu also appealed to the district administration, Police and the village councils to settle any dispute in an amicably manner without obstructing the project.

            The Deputy Commissioner, Longleng M. Shayung Phom, The ADC Tuensang Ajit Verma IAS and Rev. Dr. L. Anjo Keikung also spoke and exhorted the people. Brief note on the project was apprised by A. Pongshi Phom on behalf of the firm and Er. Limanaro Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) on behalf of Depptt.

            Welcome address was proposed by Shamloi Phom Chairman Hukphang Village council on behalf of landowners.  The program culminated with vote of thanks by Er. S.B. Angh Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Longleng followed by benediction by Rev. Beau Pastor Longleng Toiwn Baptist Church. The program was chaired by Er. Khahuli Sema Addl. Chief Engineer Tuensang Zone.

            The project was funded under North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) NEC. The launching program was attended by the district administrations, various departments, NGOs, Civil Societies, village councils, Landowners and the general public of both Longleng and Tuensang district.

                                                                                                (Toshi, IA Longleng)


            The monthly Wokha District Planning and Development Board meeting was held on 18th February 2020 at Deputy Commissioner conference hall. Vice/Chairman & DC, Wokha Orenthung Lotha chaired the meeting.

            Advisor Horticulture, Border Affairs and Chairman DPDB Wokha, Mhathung Yanthan in his opening remark welcomed the Director of Horticulture Dr.R. Elithung Lotha for attending the meeting as the invites of Head of Department, Yanthan also urged all the head of offices in the district to actively participate in the planning process to bring changes in the district.

            During the meeting following agendas were discussed, proposal for registration of societies namely Spectrum Education Society and Tsungiki Gazetted Union Wokha Town were discussed and recommended to the government for approval, change of nomenclature from Perennial Montessori School to Perennial School wokha was also discussed and recommended to the higher authority for approval.

            Advisor Horticulture, Border Affairs and Chairman DPDB Wokha Mhathung Yanthan submitted an agenda for recommendation to the State Land Acquisition Authority (SLAA) Govt. of Nagaland for payment of land compensation of Public Ground Wokha Town to the land owner. The board deliberated the matter and recommended to the government for consideration.

            Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Orenthung Lotha informed that as the district administration is under consideration for construction of new DC office complex as mini- secretariat to accommodate all the line departments, DC invited all the head of offices to apply for office room mentioning specific requirement for the proposal.

            While reviewing progress on the implementation of various development activities undertaken for the four aspiration village’s twenty three departments highlighted their activities.

            Director of Horticulture Dr.R. Elithung Lotha highlighted various developmental activities and projects undertaken by the horticulture department in the state.

            The department of Art & Culture and Nagaland State Transport presented their activities in the district during power point presentation.

            The board also welcomed the new members PD DRDA K. Shekikho Phuleshe and EAC Changpang T. Sulanthung.

                                                                                                (DPRO & IA, Wokha) 


            Under Governor’s Young Fellowship programme, five young professional team visited DC Complex, District Hq. New Peren on 20th February 2020 to have an interaction with the District Officials.

            The visiting team members along with the District Officials had an interaction with the DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier and other officials on some of the schemes/projects undertaken by the different department under Peren District.

            Earlier the team also visited GHSS, Health Centre and Livelihood activities of Heningkunglwa, Mhainamtsi, Jalukie and Old Peren. The team also had an interaction session with ADC Jalukie.

            The meeting was attended by DC Peren, SDO (C), EAC Ngwalwa, EE, CMO, DHO, DAO, DSCO, LRD, MS and SDEO.

                                                                                                (Mamang, IA Peren)


            In view of the spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID – 19) in China and other part of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In this connection, Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Limawabang Jamir has issued order, banning the hunting of wild animals in Mokokchung District with immediate effect, stating that hunting activities increases the chances of contact of wild animals and wild animal products with humans.

            Therefore, any individual/group/organization found indulging in hunting activities will be punished as per the Wild Life Production Act, 1972.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            The Kohima Press Club in collaboration with Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) Kohima, is organizing a workshop for journalists on the theme “Pollution: a cause of concern”, on 22 February 2020 at 4:00 pm at Eastgate Hotel, Kohima. NPCB Member Secretary, Kenei Miachieo will be the resource person.

                                                                                                (Takumpula, IA)


            Ashoka innovators in collaboration with The Nagaland Board of School education (NBSE) and Entrepreneurs Associates (EA), Nagaland, is organizing the first ever “ Ashoka Changemakers Day”, to celebrate teen led innovations on 22nd  February 2020 at 9:30 am, at Kevilhouü Rio Auditorium, G Rio School, Kohima.

            The Ashoka innovators for the Public, is an organization based at Washington DC and is the largest network of leading Social entrepreneurs with people from 92 countries. Ashoka innovators gives strategies for school leaders to implement institutional practices that supports budding changemakers.

                                                                                                (Takumpula, IA)


            With the rest of the country, Nagaland state also observed “Soil Health Card Day” on 19th February, 2020 across all the 11 districts of the state in coordination with KVKs and other agri and allied departments. The Soil Health Card Day was celebrated with the objective of scaling up awareness on importance, values and benefits of Soil Health Card based recommendation amongst the farmers of the state. The department under the pilot project on model villages during 2019-20 has adopted one village in each of the 74 blocks, where Soil Health Card will be provided to each and every farmer after analysis based on the land holdings. Besides providing SHCs, Kisan Mela and demonstrations are also scheduled for all the 74 villages in the coming months in order to sensitize the farmers on the importance of soil health management and its benefits in crop production.

            In the regional level, a workshop was organized at Dr. M S Swaminathan Hall, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya with Parshottam Rupala, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ welfare, GoI as the chief guest. The program includes, overview of Soil Health Cards, Integrated Nutrient Management, presentation & experience sharing by representatives from line departments and farmers from all the 8 NE states. The chief guest in his remark cited the importance of organic food production which is attracting the global and apprise of creating awareness amongst the NE farmers in order to boost the economy of the NE farmers in posterity.

  1. Khekiho Shohe, Joint Director and State Nodal Officer for Soil Health Card & Management represented the state on the said programme where he addressed the gathering on the perspectives of Shifting cultivation and its sustainability through incorporation of best soil and water conservation technologies at the farmers’ field for attaining long term agriculture production and doubling of farmers income, he also highlighted the activities undertaken by the department as an implementing agency in the state.

            The Additional Secretary to the GOI, MoA & FW, Dr. Alka Bhargava of the programme acknowledged the suggestions and recommendations put up by the officials and farming community of the NER and committed to considerately look into the matter.

            The Department of Soil and Water Conservation, Government of Nagaland is zealously taking up the Pilot project on Model village during 2019-20 on a war footing to provide Soil Health Cards to 27,304 farmer beneficiaries within a stipulated time and also to promote and distribute micronutrients covering 70,000ha. The department is also gearing up for setting the state of the art Soil Testing Laboratories (STLs) in all the district headquarters and Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratory (FQCL) & Bio Organic Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratory (BOQCL) at Dimapur with the aim of delivering commendable services to the farming communities of the state.