Dimapur, November 23: Kohima District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) meeting was held at DPDB’s conference hall on November 22 under the chairmanship of Tokheho Yepthomi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha).
The district legislators: Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie Kire; Advisor for Technical Education and Election Medo Yhokha; Advisor for Youth Resources & Sports, Zale Neikha and MLA, Keneizhakho Nakhro also attended the meeting.
Tokheho stated that Nagaland MPs were assigned to look after the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and to appraise the Central Government.
He said that their assignment was not to interfere in day-to-day activities of the departments but to supervise and to send the information to the respective Deputy Commissioners of the districts.
The MP said that the outcome of the meeting on the implementation of the CSS activities in the district highlighted by the departments will be reported back to the Central government.
He informed that the activities under telecom, water supply, civil supplies and other departments of all the States have been specially monitored by the Centre.
“The government of India is strictly going as per the targeted years of each flagship programme, therefore the implementing agencies have to execute the work within the targeted time frame”, he added.
Tokheho also congratulated the Power department, Kohima for achieving the best performing district followed by the districts of Mokokchung, Phek and Wokha and further encouraged various departments in the district to utilise the central fund in the right programmes and in the right place.
On Rural Development sector, Tokheho stated that there are 74 RD blocks in Nagaland, out of which less than 39 RD blocks were eligible because of the criteria that minimum population of twenty thousand should be there in each block with 18 schedule tribes.
He also pointed out the need to discuss the bifurcating of the department in future.
On Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) the MP said that major share should reach the rural villages and asked the department to implement the scheme wherever possible and to give actual ground reality wherever it was not possible so that there will be a scope to highlight the grievances and possibilities in future.
In this regard, Advisors Zale Neikha and Medo Yhokha also shared their views and suggestions for the successful implementation of the scheme in the villages.
On School Education sector, Tokheho pointed out the importance of learning how to speak and understand Hindi, adding that it would be difficult to communicate with rest of the country without it.
He therefore asked the department to take this area seriously and also suggested to organise art of discussion and debate besides the classes, whereby the future generations will be in a position to understand and speak Hindi.
On Food & Civil Supplies, the MP congratulated the department for successfully implementing the PMJKAY scheme in the district. He said such type of distribution has to be implemented in all districts depending on the reports they gave to the department.
The MP also shared his thoughts and suggestions on Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs and PWD (R&B) sectors. In his concluding remarks, the MP expressed satisfaction with all the departments’ presentation and encouraged them to give full cooperation and continue their work to help the people in the coming days.
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie assured to convene regular meeting and to give more focus in the area of CSS programmes in order to have proper implementation of all CSS activities for the benefit of the people in the district.
(Page News Service)