BDDC reaffirms Bhandari District demand

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Dimapur, June 12: The Bhandari District Demand Committee (BDDC) has reaffirmed its commitment for Bhandari District for an inclusive development and for the greater welfare of region.
In a press release, the BDDC informed that in an emergency meeting held on June 10 the committee deliberated on its demand for Bhandari district and reaffirmed its commitment to go ahead for the district demand.
BDDC said that formerly, an Inspection Bungalow (IB) post during British India, Bhandari was recognized as an administrative centre in the year 1957. Later on it was upgraded and named Bhandari sub division in 1957 and it remains so till to date. Bhandari sub-division, it said, has the distinction of being the oldest among the existing sub-divisions in Nagaland.
BDDC informed that Bhandari sub-division consists of more than 80 recognized and unrecognized villages with a population of about 50,000 (33,845 according to 2011 census) and covers an area of 778.74 sq.kms (approx). It lies at the distance of 70 kms away from Wokha District Headquarters, and borders with Jorhat and Golaghat Districts of Assam in the West, Mangkolemba sub-division of Mokokchung District in the North, Aitepyong EAC and Sanis SDO(C) Headquarters in the East and Niuland Sub-Division of Dimapur District in the South. It informed that Bhandari sub-division shares 115 kms stretch of boundary with Assam.
The BDDC further informed that the Government of Nagaland had declared Bhandari sub-division as “economically and developmentally backward areas” in 1983 which holds till today. (Page News Service)