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ILP will not harass any citizens: PHE Minister


Dimapur, January 8: Nagaland PHE Minister, Jacob Zhimomi today reiterated that extension of Inner Line Permit (ILP) to Dimapur District was not to harass any citizen but to know who is entering the State and for what purpose.
“It is to prevent illegal immigrants from illegally entering the State,” he said while addressing the Dimapur District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting on Wednesday.
Jacob Zhimomi, who is also the chairman of DPDB Dimapur, mentioned about the Government’s notification in 1979 where approval was given to extent tribal belt to the entire District of Dimapur and said that ILP was not a new concept.
There are various categories for tourists, labour class, skilled labour, renewal basis, SMS alerts and other technological involvement so there is no need to panic, he assured.
The Minister also expressed serious concern about the presence of industrial units in residential areas and near school vicinities.
Jacob stated that establishments of brick kilns, stone crushers/ quarrying within school and residential areas will not be permitted if the industrial units do not fulfil the required provisions, as it pertains to health issues, pollution and water contamination.
Necessary action will be taken against the defaulters, Zhimomi cautioned.
Jacob maintained that industrial units need to be far away from residential areas in tandem with the Central guidelines. He called upon the industry, pollution control board and labour departments to have a sitting and if need be cancel the registration of the defaulting industrial units.
Jacob also reminded the officers in Dimapur district to initiate the objectives of Swaach Bharat in letter and spirit and to create more awareness about the mission.
Other agendas of the meeting included registration of societies where the board recommended the proposal of Private College Association Nagaland and Dominion Life Nagaland to the higher authority for further necessary action.
As entrusted, CMO Dimapur and Medical Superintendent Dimapur presented the ongoing activities of their department. (Page News Service)