Naga News

DIPR Naga News (21.02.2020)


            Zunheboto District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) held its monthly meeting at Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall on 20th February 2020. The meeting was attended by Minister Agriculture and Cooperation, G. Kaito Aye, Advisors, Khehovi Yepthomi, Pukhayi and Kazheto Kinimi and other members of the board

            The board members approved the setting-up of NAP out post at Satoi. The Board also forwarded the request of the public for a bus service from Zunheboto town to Kohima and Mokokchung.            Chairman of the board, Kazheto Kinimi stressed on the issue of construction of the DC office complex in Zunheboto town. He assured that a decision would be made in one month and called for tenders from interested parties. Regarding the bus service to Kohima and Mokochung, he requested all concerned departments to kindly cooperate and process the issue at the earliest.

            Pukhayi took up the issue of the on-going coronavirus epidemic and the hazards of hunting wild animals and birds at this juncture. He called for awareness building programs not only in the district headquarters and large towns but also in villages as well. He also highlighted the need to grow our economy specifically through agriculture and the rich resources available to us.

            Khehovi Yepthomi reiterated the need to check the issue of office attendance. He appealed to all officers to be present at their respective posting places. He also requested the DC to write to all the officers to check the attendance in their offices and report the defaulters.

  1. Kaito Aye highlighted various on-going/stalled projects like the proposal for the construction of a hundred bedded hospital, nursing school, Multi-purpose hall and DIET in Zunheboto.

            The GBs union brought to the notice of the board about the lack of machinery in Zunheboto town, urgently required for town maintenance. The request was forwarded by the board.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Zunheboto)


            The monthly Dimapur District Planning & Development Board meeting for the month of February was held on 20th February 2020 in the conference Hall of DC Dimapur.

            DC Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi, IAS, who is also the Vice Chairman DPDB Dimapur chaired the DPDB meeting and welcomed all the board members. Reviewing the last meeting minutes with regard to presence of brick kilns and stone quarries in and around residential areas and schools. DC Dimapur informed that a committee has been formed with DIC, Geology & Mining, Pollution board, labour department and district administration as members. The concern departments will oversee whether the factories/ industries are being established as per the required norms and guidelines without posing threats to human lives and polluting the environment. He also suggested for setting up a committee to study why Banks refuse to grant loans under PMEGP.

            Presenting the departmental activities, EE PWD (R&B) Er. Tali Temsu Jamir, explained in detail with power point presentation, the status of the 25 ongoing road works at Dimapur and also the ongoing road projects under CSS. Tali observed that Connectivity has been achieved up to a large extent yet he felt that the burden of maintenance keeps on increasing. It is an issue that needs to be addressed and solved at the earliest for which political support for the change process to take place is needed, he added. He also suggested for levying cess on Diesel and petrol to provide as maintenance fund. Citing an example, he said 75 Paisa per litre of cess on Diesel forms the dedicated PMGSY programme. He further observed that expected benefits in terms of social and economic development would materialise only with well -maintained good transport infrastructure. He reminded that all roads require regular and timely maintenance no matter whatever technical designs are chosen. One should not wait for the road to be damaged but rather start maintenance well in advance, Tali maintained. In the context of Nagaland, Tali observed that paucity of Fund and non-existence of Road maintenance Policy posed a challenge which led to the present bad conditions of the roads in all the districts.

            PWD Housing Dimapur and Fire and Emergency services also presented their departmental activities.

            In the meeting, proposals for opening new schools namely, Salt Brook School Tenyiphe-I, E- Khel, Chumukedima, Amazing Grace School, Seithekima-A, Chumukedima, Centurion School, Urra Village, Dimapur, Change of nomenclature of Paramount Educate Montessori to Paramount Educare School were recommended to the higher authority by the Board members. The board members also agreed to recommend the proposal of Shem Education Society Diphupar for registration.

            Power department and Nagaland State cooperative Bank have been entrusted to present their departmental activities in the next DPDB meeting.

                                                                                                (DPRO Dimapur)


            ADC Pughoboto, T. Moa Lemtor has informed that as per the SDPDB meeting of February 2020, the Chairman SDPDB & MLA Pughoboto desires for a new approach towards “Green Pughoboto” mission 2020.

            Unlike in the past, this year’s approach will focus only on those individuals and groups who wishes to plant trees with utmost care of the saplings.

            Head of offices of Government departments under Pughoboto who want to be part of this sustainable mission by taking the initiative of planting trees in the campus are asked to submit the list to ADC office Pughoboto latest by March 2020 so that saplings can be arranged on time.


                                                                                                (APRO Pughoboto)


            The Directorate of Economics & Statistics in partnership with YouthNet has conducted a two day training programme on the topic ‘skill upgradation, management and leadership’ for the senior level officers under Support for Strengthening of Statistics Scheme at the Directorate Conference Hall on 18th to 19th February 2020.



            Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, IAS has informed that in view of the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus in China and other countries and on declaration of the same as Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) and as per the directives of the State Government, the movement of people crossing the international borders between India and Myanmar is strictly prohibited with effect from the date of issue of this order. This is necessitated in the interest of public health and safety.

            This order will remain active till further notice.

                                                                                                (IA Tuensang)


            Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant IAS notified for information of all the Village Councils under Tuensang District that the World Health Organisation has declared the out – break of the Novel Corona Virus in China and other Countries as the Public Health Emergency of International concern. Available evidence in the novel corona virus and other respiratory virus suggest that there may have been transmission of viruses from wild animals to human.

            In view of the above, The DC has notified a blanket ban on the hunting of wild animals is imposed within the jurisdiction of Tuensang District with immediate effect.

                                                                                                (DPRO Tuensang) 


            Minister Agriculture and Cooperation, Kaito G. Aye inaugurated the marketing shed at Satami village under Aghunato Assembly constituency, Zunheboto district, constructed by department of Agriculture under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) 2019-2020 on 21st February 2020 in the presence of Advisor, Food and Civil Supplies, Legal Metrology and Consumer Protection and Taxes, Pukhayi Sumi and District Administration headed by Deputy Commissioner, Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo.

                                                                                                (DPRO Zunheboto)


            DC Peren in a circular has informed all concerned that a meeting with regard to carrying out Feasibility study, preparation of detailed project report and providing pre-construction services in respect of 2 laning with paved shoulder of Maram-Peren-Dimapur section on NH 129 A in the State of Manipur & Nagaland- detailed presentation on alignment has been convened on 25th Feb. 2020 at 12:00 noon in the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner, Peren Hq.

            Therefore, all concerned have been requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting positively.

                                                                                                (Mamang Singson IA, Peren)


            Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS in a circular informed to all concerned that there will be classes on Current Affairs every Saturday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office Conference Hall, Mon. The classes will be free of cost and will be live streamed from ALS IAS Academy’s Centre in New Delhi.

            Therefore, all the Civil Service Aspirants in Mon District are requested to please make use of this facility.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS in a press release issued on 20th February 2020, stated that, in view of the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus and on declaration of the same by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Public Health Emergency of International Concerned and also in compliance with the Advisory issued by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, hunting of wild animals and birds is banned within the jurisdiction of Mon District with immediate effect.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan), which was officially launched by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 24th February 2019. This is a farmer’s welfare scheme where the entire farmers irrespective of landholding are given Rs. 6000 per year. The fund is given to farmers by Central Government as income support to meet inputs expenses. The Fund is transferred from Ministry of Finance Government of India, directly in the farmers account in three (3) installments.

            The State Government in general and Agriculture Department in particular expresses gratitude to the Government of India, especially to the Prime Minister   on behalf of the farming community of the State for the benefit rendered to the farmers.

Sl. No. Number of farmers uploaded till date Number of farmers benefitted Total amount received by the state farmers till date.
1 2,53,491 1,66,845 Rs. 84,19,70,000