Kohima enlisted on assessment of liveability index


Dimapur, April 4: The state capital Kohima has been enlisted on the assessment of liveability index and rate cities as one amongst 117 cities across India.
A state orientation workshop held today on assessment of liveability indices in Chief Secretary’s conference hall, Kohima was attended by the 21 line Departments and stakeholders concerned under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Temjen Toy, IAS.
The chief Secretary in his key note address in inaugural session said, ‘liveability standards index’ is a mission and a project which basically is to improve the liveability of a particular city in the event of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA),Government of India. It is a mission for citizen comfortable life,he added. Stating that GOI decided to quantify 117 cities over the country undertaking this exercise into liveability index, Toy urged the Heads of the departments for coordination towards the fulfillment of the mission.
He also said that the state would be going to have planning and called upon the attention of all line Departments and stakeholders subsequently.
Secretary, Urban Department Govt. of Nagaland, Motsuthung who delivered the welcome address also informed the departments to nominate a nodal officer each to coordinate with the Urban Development Department immediately as the time line left is 12 days adding that the web portal will be closed after 16th of April 2018. He also said that the state was a little behind the schedule particularly due to the state assembly election. However he requested all the stakeholders and departments to give due emphasis on the activities of the mission.
Nodal Officer for Northeast, Dr. Natashori. K gave a power point presentation on the overview of the liveability index, data entry portal progress monitoring dash board, key timeline and milestones and role of the coordinators.
She further emphasised on the composition of the cities, understanding the stakeholders’ responsibilities, formulation of comprehensive city plan/master plan thereby serving as a concrete plan in achieving erstwhile Sustainable Development Goals.
(Page News Service)