Dimapur, September 2: The monthly Dimapur District Planning and Development Board meeting was conducted on September 2, in the conference hall of DC Dimapur.
The meeting held under the chairmanship of Advisor to Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs and Chairman DPDB Dimapur, Zhaleo Rio approved finalisation of LADP for 2021 to 22.
It also approved the following schemes under LADP: construction of Rongmei Council Customary Court at Chungaizaeng Colony, Burma camp under 1-Dimapur I A/C; construction of Link road, Signal Angami to Kevijau measuring 700 meters under 2- DImapur II A/C; construction of Urra Area Village Union office building at Urra village under 3- Dimapur III A/C; construction of Rostrum cum open Gallery at Khaghaboto Town under 4-Ghaspani-1 A/C; and construction of Indoor stadium at Medziphema Village under 5- Ghaspani -II A/C.
Highlighting on the status of COVID situation in Dimapur, CMO Dimapur, Dr. Moa Jamir, informed that till yesterday number of COVID positive cases stood at 337 where 301 were under home isolation, 16 COVID patients admitted at District hospital Dimapur, 19 at CISHR Dimapur and one patient at COVID Care Centre. He further informed that from January to August this year, total of 72905 underwent COVID test out of which 7412 were found positive taking the positivity rate to 10.2%.
EE (Electrical Division Dimapur) informed that as per the directive from higher authority and Ministry of Power, the department would start implementing pre-paid metering system in all the offices, towers and quarters. Observing that Nagas are not used to paying electric bills, the EE pointed out that once pre-paid metering system is introduced citizens would adopt judicious use of power thereby assuring power stability in the long run.
Commissioner Police Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo assured full co-operation, in terms of manpower, to the Department. Expressing his personal opinion, Tetseo suggested for underground wiring system or for using sealed wires in order to avoid power theft. Members also shared their views about practical problems for monthly payments of bills with regard to offices, as the government releases payment only once in a year for rent, rates taxes. The members suggested that the department come out with a policy for managing the bills, particularly for the Government offices.
Advisor Zhaleo noted that the pre-paid metering system was a good step but reminded the department for ensuring accurate and correct billing.
Other business of the meeting included reviewing of last meeting minutes, approval for opening and upgradation of schools, change of nomenclature of Excel Children school to Dzuvian school, recommendation of grant in aid to Charisma school, circuit house colony, Dimapur, St John Higher Secondary Residential School Diphu Road, Indisen Village, St. Tetesa’s Little Kingdom, Fellowship Colony Dimapur.
(Page News Service)