DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 3: The 16th annual conference of Village Development Board Association, Pughoboto, RD Block Ghathashi was held on January 30 at Town Hall, Pughoboto.
The chief guest Y Vikheho, MLA 13 AC Pughoboto, credited the success of the VDB model to AM Gokhale who was the Secretary for Rural Development in 1970s.
Swu also said that the elected VDB secretaries from 24 villages under Pughoboto sub-division have a very important role to play for the development of the region and asked them to set mid-term as well as long-term targets to uplift the economic condition of their respective villages.
He urged the VDBs to start vegetable farming as short-term goals, animal husbandry as mid-term goals and to take up various trees and other plantation as long-term goals while pointing out that Pughoboto sub-division is close to the State capital and shares border with 4 different districts.
He also reminded that the role of the VDB secretary is not only to disburse the funds to the beneficiary but also to assist, supervise and assure that the funds are utilized judiciously for the development of the sub-division.
Inavi Chishi, Project Director & DPC DRDA, Zunheboto, spoke about the various programmes the department is implementing and asked the VDB secretaries to avail the facilities and utilize them judiciously for the benefit of the rural population.
The presidential address and report of the association was presented by Vikato M Swu, President VDB Association Pughoboto RD Block Ghathashi.
(Page News Service)