Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Tuesday 4th February 2020



            The Chief Secretary and Chairman, State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) Temjen Toy convened a meeting on 7th Economic Census at Chief Secretary Conference room, Secretariat, Kohima on 4th February 2020.

            The meeting was convened to discuss matter concerning latest district-wise survey updates, erroneous payment of commission by the CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. into the bank accounts of the Supervisors of the 7th Economic Census and the difficulties faced by the Deputy Commissioners.

            Commissioner & Secretary IT K.D Vizo briefing on the status of the ongoing 7th economic census in all the districts said that five districts in Nagaland namely Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Phek and Peren are performing very poorly. He added that since the economic census have to be completed by 31st March 2020 and with the pace the five districts are collecting the data they may not be able to finish it at the stipulated time. However he mentioned that other districts like Mon, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire and Longleng are performing very well.

            Commissioner & Secretary Economic & Statistics, Kelei Zeliang commenting on the fund position on the ongoing economic census stated that due to 40% release of fund by the Ministry only for residential supervisor and residential enumerators and deduction of income tax, no payment to supervisors and  enumerators could be made so far. He therefore requested the Chief Secretary who is also the chairman of the committee to write to the non performing five districts DCs to accelerate the ongoing census work and also to the Ministry to release the amount for both commercial and residential and that Nagaland should be exempted for income tax.

            Chief Secretary Temjen Toy further assured the committee members that necessary action will be taken and letters will be intimated to the Ministry and the DCs.

            The SLCC members includes Chief Secretary, Commissioner & Secretary Industries & Commerce, Commissioner & Secretary Rural Development, Commissioner & Secretary IT, Labour Commissioner, Director Industry & Commerce, Director IPR, Director IT, Director Economic & Statistic, DDG, State Regional Officer, NSSO(FOD) l, Joint Director & and Nodal Officer 7th  EC , Economic & Statistics.

                                                                                                (Esuihangle & Shalong, IA)


            The Department of Horticulture organised a training for low cost preservation unit under MIDH on 4th February, 2020 at the Directorate of Horticulture, Kohima.

            Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is a centrally sponsored scheme for the holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, root & tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo. The objectives for low cost preservation unit is to augment the incomes of smaller grower families through value-addition to their produce; to train the selected beneficiary women in processing, semi-processing and preservation of horticultural produce; to establish market linkages for the sale of the products; to achieve a full-fledged production unit which is sustainable and viable. For North-eastern States the GoI contributes 90% and 10% share is contributed by State Government.

            Director of Horticulture & Mission Director (MIDH), Dr. R. Elithung Lotha in his brief speech mentioned that the training is a mission code programme initiated by the GoI to reach out to the people and many have benefitted from this scheme. He pointed that in in their action plan they have focused to create an opportunity for employment generation mostly for women, skilled and unskilled person, villagers and uneducated youths. He urged the trainers to grasp these opportunities for their sustainable and viable livelihood as well as for the economic growth of Nagaland.

            He further stated that lack of storage facility is one of the major cause of post-reap misfortune  and along the line, the training is a necessity to increment considerable come back to processor during off season, which is just a small method that can be done in the comfort of one’s own home.

            Deputy Director, Meyasashi who was the resource person of the training remarked that Nagaland is blessed with a rich biodiversity of wide range of tropical and subtropical crops but due to lack of storage facility many crops get wasted. He said that the main objective of the low cost processing training is to process a safe and nutritious food throughout the year. He informed that, these days there are many educated entrepreneurs who are successfully running it online and promoting it through a seamless blend of wisdom and modern knowledge. Therefore, urged the beneficiaries to take the training seriously and venture out successfully when such programmes are been borne by the government for the benefit of all.

            The programme highlights included technical session, where the training was focused on scope of fruits  & vegetables preservation; preparation of fruit squash, jam & jelly, pickle making, fruit candy; Dehydration of fruits using solar drier.

                                                                                                            (Tovikali, IA)


            A newly constructed Public Toilet was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS at DC’s Office compound on 4th February 2020. The Public Toilet was constructed by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) under Swachh Bharat Mission, Urban Department.

            Inaugurating the Public Toilet, DC thanked and appreciated the efforts of the Urban Department through KMC for constructing such facility for the public. He appreciated the KMC for taking the initiative in constructing the toilet in such important location where lots of public come around the locality as many offices are located in the area.

            Gregory further said that services of different facilities needs to be made available to the public however it is also bounden duties of the public to have a sense of paying something in return for the services rendered by the government or by any agency. He therefore said that with the facility installed, he hope that the public will make the best use of it, which will go a long way in serving the public. He also assured to extend all possible support to KMC in wherever the district administration’s service is required.

            The Administrator KMC and CEO KSCDL, Kovi Meyase also informed that the construction was undertaken on 22nd August 2019 and completed on 17th November 2019 within a four months time and further hope that it would serve the public.

                                                                                                (DPRO, Kohima)


            Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, through a circular has informed that the District Level Co-ordination Committee (DLCC) meeting will be held on 6th February, 2020 after the DPDB meeting at DC Conference Hall, New Peren Hq.

            The following members have been informed to attend the meeting positively: District Agriculture Officer, District Horticulture Officer, Executive Engineer (I & FC), District Fishery Officer, District Project Officer (LRD), District Sericulture Officer, District Soil Conservation Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, General Manager (DIC), Senior Branch Manager (NSCB Ltd.) and Chief Project Officer (ICDP).

                                                                                                (DPRO Peren)


            The second phase of training for elementary teachers under NISHTHA got under way on 4th February 2020 at GHSS, Dimapur.

            Addl. Director SCERT, Yevito Sema spoke on the aims and objectives of NISHTHA which is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students, handle diverse situations and act as first level counsellors and will be oriented on developing skills on various aspects. He informed that in the second phase 4000 teachers will be trained.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)


            Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, IAS in a circular informed to all the interested unemployed youth between the age of 18-26 years under Mon district that the TUSTI Foundation a registered education society working in the sphere of vocational education and skill development in collaboration with Mon District Administration will be organising a free career counselling & out-reach camp in the field of Tourism & Hospitality (Under PMKVY) in the following blocks.

Tobu block on 10/02/2020 at ADC’s office Tobu from 11:00 AM onwards.

Aboi block on 11/02/2020 at ADC’s office Aboi from 11:00 AM onwards.

Mon HQ on 12/02/2020 at Council hall Mon town from 11:00 AM onwards.

Tizit block on 13/02/2020 at ADC’s office from 11:00 AM onwards.

Naganimora block on 14/02/2020 at ADC’s office Naganimora from 11:30 AM onwards.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            The District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) Kohima installed a basic Lab at Government Middle School, Kidima which was an initiative led by Vineikho Tetso, EAC, Kezocha Convenor of Kohima DPDB Village Adoption Committee on 31st January, 2020.

            The Science Lab was donated by Kohima Science College and inaugurated by the Principal Dr. Lily. Career guidance and counselling was also conducted by resource persons from Kohima Science College including Dr. Seyiekhrielie Whiso, Department of English, Dr. Limatemjen Ao and Kenneth Pienyu, Department of Chemistry. The programme was hosted by Kidima Students’ Union.

                                                                                                (Kiso, IA Tening)


            Department of Horticulture is organising Hortipreneurs Meet on Marketing of Horticulture products on 6th February 2020 at 10:00am at Hotel Japhü, Kohima. The chief speaker at the programme will be Advisor, Department of Horticulture & Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan and the key note address will be presented by Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Horticulture, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS.

                                                                                                (Takumpula, IA)