Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Saturday 7th September 2019



            Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has issued an appeal letter stating that in view of the Government Notification Vide. No. UDD/7-GEN/07-PWM/2018 dated Kohima the 20th November 2018, a District Level Task Force for Kohima District has been constituted to device local strategies and to spread awareness for plastic free environment. The Government has notified this policy with a view to eradicate the menace of single use plastics and the serious environment and ecological challenges posed by the rampant use of plastic. Prior to this several meetings had also been convened in various capacities by the Kohima Municipal Council at Government Level in formulating plan and strategies for plastic free environment.

            In view of the total ban on single use plastics w.e.f. 1st October 2019, the District Level Task Force has appealed to all the Government Offices, Institutions, Shops and Business establishment, Schools including Churches and general public to restrict single use of plastic products listed as follows: all plastic carry bags with or without handles, irrespective of thickness and size. Plastic cutlery including plates, plastic cups, straw, stirrers etc. Cutlery and other decoratives made of Styrofoam (Thermocol). Polythene, Nylon, Poly-Vinyl-Chloride, Poly-Propylene, Poly-Styrene.

            It is also appealed to all the Government Offices, Event managers, Churches and Institutions to stop the use of packaged drinking water bottle below 20 litre capacities and also install alternative like filtered water dispensers/RO plants. All Government servants have been advice to carry reusable drinking water bottles.

                                                                                                (DPRO Kohima)



            In pursuance of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) scheme of MoRD wherein all the MP’s have been asked to adopt one village every year, Tokheho Yepthomi, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha has adopted Angphang Village for the year 2019-20. In this regard, the MP convened a meeting with all the stakeholders on 6th September 2019 at DC’s Conference hall, Mon.

             DC on behalf of Angphang Village Council expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the MP for adopting Angphang Village under the SAGY scheme. He said that the meeting is a preliminary meeting for deciding on the village developmental plans which will be subsequently brought under the SAGY scheme.

            Addressing the meeting, Tokheho said that the meeting has been called as per the guidelines of the Ministry to discuss on the scheme that has been launched by the Prime Minister which is being implemented all over the country. He further informed that all the various departments which have been implementing centrally sponsored schemes will be required to put in some contributions to carry out development in the adopted village. He also requested the departments to kindly take note of the meeting outcome, discuss it with their Head of Departments and accordingly set aside something to develop the village so that it becomes a model village in the district.  He also added that there will be no separate sanction for the scheme and that the departments will have to put in their contributions to develop the village. The MP mentioned that Angphang Village will be the last village to be adopted under Mon district and said that the next adoption will be other districts.

            The MP notified that he would convene a meeting at Angphang village by the last week of October 2019, and said he will be expecting the departments to come up with some kind of arrangements/ programmes that will be taken up in the adopted village. He also said that by the end of January 2020, he will be submitting his 2nd quarterly report where he may have to give detail reports of different department activities in the adopted village.

            A presentation on various schemes and projects that can be potentially taken up was given by SDO (C) Angjangyang, Yanithung Ngullie. The second presentation was given by Sumit Banerjee, Manager, Indian Post Payments Bank on how Angphang village can have access to digital banking and become financially inclusive.

                                                                                    (DPRO & K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            The monthly meeting of Dimapur District Planning & Development Board for the month of September 2019 was held at DC’s Conference hall, Dimapur on 6th September 2019 under the chairmanship of Minister, PHED & Chairman, Dimapur DPDB, Jacob Zhimomi.

            During the meeting, the Board approved the LADP 2019-2020 for all 5 A/Cs under Dimapur District. The grievances/requirement reports of Schools under Dimapur District prepared by District Education Dimapur was also discussed and recommended by the House.

            Basing on the verification report and the aims and objectives of the society given by their representative during the meeting, following societies were recommended by the Board for registration: Trinity College at Thahekhu, Dimapur, Eastern Christian College Alumni Association at Podumpukhuri, Dimapur, Nagaland Pencak Silat Association at Y. Zhimo colony, Signal Basti, Dimapur, Inclusive Support for Social Upliftment (ISSU) at Firing Range, Lingrijan, Dimapur, Beyond Cancer at Diphupar B Dimapur,  Chomoukedima Hindu Society at Ward-6, Chumukedima Town, Dimapur, U-Turn Ministry at Opp. Corner Stone Higher Sec. School, Duncan Basti, Dimapur and Life Square Society at Neiphrole Colony, Chumukedima Village Dimapur.

            Department of Rural Development also gave a PowerPoint presentation of different schemes that are being taking up in the district by the department under DRDA.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)




            The District Transport Office, Wokha launched Sarathi 4.0 on 5th September 2019. After a training was imparted to the staff members by technical experts from National Informatics Centre, Nagaland.

            Sarathi 4.0 is an upgraded version of Sarathi 1.0 presently in use at the Office. The software is a complete computerized web enabled database for driving licence that provides online application, real time availability of information and details that enhance quality of services to the citizens and various stakeholders.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            A Block Level Poshan Rally was conducted at Kuda village Dimapur on 7th September 2019 at Kuda village organised by the Department of Social Welfare Dimapur, in which Anganwadi workers and helpers took part in the rally.

                                                                                                (Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)


            SDO (C) Wokha, Chonpenthung Ezung flagged off the Poshan MAAH Rally at DC’s office Wokha on 7th September 2019.

            The whole month of September 2019 will be dedicated to promotion of nutrition and health considering the importance of nutrition and health for growth and development of the children. The activities will be carried out in convergence with departments like Social Welfare, Medical, School Education and other line departments under the supervision of the District Administration.

            Activities will include creation of mass awareness at schools to host talk shows and camps with students to identify and eradicate of anemia and diarrhea where students will also be sensitized about the ill effect of having junk foods and encourage them to take balance diet to develop good and healthy life. Pregnant mothers will also be sensitized as to how balance diet has to be maintained and developing the habit of fresh and nutritious food during pregnancy for the well-being of both the mother and the child.

            Cleanliness drive will also be carried out during this month to create awareness for healthy environment, baby show will also be conducted to improve nutrition status among children, immunization and intensification of the village Health sanitation and nutrition day will be carried out in all health centers throughout the villages in the district.

            Sr. Supervisor, CDPO Office Wokha, Erenbeni Kikon administered the Poshan pledge before flagging off the rally. Anganwadi, Asha Workers, adolescent Girls Club and Teachers were all present during the flagging off ceremony. Supplementary nutrition food was also distributed during the flagging off ceremony. CDPO, Wokha Myanlumo also urged all concerned involved to give their best efffort for the success of the campaign.

            The month long campaign targets in spreading message to every home the meaning of right nutrition, nutrition food, clean water and right practices of life, so that children will be healthy, strong and capable to face challenges.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)



            Poshan Maah rally was held at Zunheboto on 7th September 2019 with DC & Chairman DCAPC Poshan Abhyian Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo as the special guest. The Deputy Commissioner flagged off the rally at GHSS Zunheboto.

            Keynote address and Poshan pledge was said by DWO Zunheboto, Atula Kikon. Short speech on nutrition by medical department. Special song by Anganwadi children and vote of thanks was proposed by CDPO Akuluto, Dzuziingulie Terhuja.


                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhuto)


            Child Development Project Officer, Niuland organised a Poshan rally as part of the Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) to sensitive the public on the importance of nutrition at Niuland town on 7th September 2019.

            SDO (C) Niuland, Wacy Kent flagged off the rally after administering the Poshan Pledge. On the occasion, Anganwadi children also participated in the rally.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)



            Poshan Maah celebration with Poshan Rally was held at Medziphema Town organised by Block Convergence Plan for Committee (BCPC) led by EAC Medziphema, Sentilong Ozukum and CDPO Tsungrosongla. During the Poshan Rally, Anganwadi workers, Self Help Groups, NGOs and students carrying Placards and Banner with slogan ‘Right Nutrition’ in the rally. Earlier, Poshan Pledge was read out led by EAC Medziphema, Sentilong Ozukum.

                                                                                                (Sashimong, IA Medziphema)



            In accordance to the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide Notifications NO. G.S.R.794(E), Dated 07/08/2018, the Transport Department, Nagaland has notified that:

  1. In case of Battery Operated Vehicles, the registration mark shall be exhibited in Yellow colour on Green background for transport vehicles.
  2. For all other cases, the registration mark shall be exhibited in White colour on Green background.

                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi IA)



            The Home Department (Political branch) has notified that on expiry of l (one) year (29-07-2018 to 28-07-2019) and in continuation to the Department’s Notification No. CON-6/ULBJIC/1/2017 dated March 28, 2018, the Government of Nagaland has further extend the period of Judicial Inquiry Commission to inquire into January 31, 2017 incident at Dimapur for another of 3 (three) months till October 31, 2019 for submission of the Commission report.

            Other Terms of Reference of the Commission would remain the same. This is the last extension of period, the Commission has requested to submit its report within the extended period.

                                                                                                (Siizo Kikhi IA)