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Kohima, Mokokchung, Niuland DPDB meeting held

Nagaland News

Dimapur, March 16: The Kohima District Planning and Development Board convened its monthly meeting at DPDB Hall in Kohima on March 15. Advisor to School Education & SCERT, Dr. Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, and MLA Dr. Tseilhoutuo Rhutso were present during the session.
Deputy Commissioner Kumar Ramnikant conducted a review of the previous DPDB meeting minutes. Deliberations ensued on the registration of various societies, with four out of seven societies proposed for registration rejected. However, Merhü Welfare Society, Medemer Fund Society, and Tamlu Bühü Union Society were considered for registration.
Dr. Rhutso emphasised that a Society must have a minimum of seven members, representing diverse tribal backgrounds, to ensure inclusivity and advocated for transparency and honesty in assisting marginalized communities.
During discussions on the screening process for society registration, Dr. Yhome proposed the establishment of specific guidelines and criteria to streamline the registration process.
A PowerPoint presentation by the Regional Transport Officer, Kohima, shed light on vehicle licensing and registration. It was revealed that 3580 Learners Licenses and 2747 Drivers Licenses were issued in the current fiscal year. The members deliberated on enhancing road safety awareness and simplifying the registration procedures to make them more user-friendly.
The Divisional Forest Officer, Kohima, provided insights into the Nagaland Forest Management Project, its implementation process, and the livelihood activities of Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Also, initiatives such as the National Clean Air Program and the establishment of vertical gardens in Kohima were discussed.
Dr. Kekhrie stressed the responsible utilization of loans, highlighting the need for repayments. He suggested carbon incentivizing to villages with significant forest cover and promoting public awareness through documentary productions.
The monthly District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting, Mokokchung was convened on March 15 at the Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall. The session was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman, DPDB, Thsuvisie Phoji.
PWD (R&B) highlighted several challenges during their presentation regarding stone quarries conducted on roadsides, resulting to road damage and landslides. Issues such as logging and stacking of firewood, unplanned construction of link roads, and haphazard developments along the roadside causing illegal occupation of spaces were also addressed.
In this regard the Deputy Commissioner emphasized the need for pictorial evidence with exact locations of these issues to facilitate prompt action and to resolve the problem. He announced that an order would be issued in the coming days to prohibit such activities.
The Department of Urban Development presented an overview of their on-going and upcoming projects through a PowerPoint presentation. They informed the members about the progress of the PM Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme, which provides affordable Working Capital Loans to Street Vendors. A total of 112 street vendors have availed of the scheme thus far.
The board also approved and forwarded the Chuchuyimlang HiEERA Project to the relevant department for necessary action.
In conclusion, the Deputy Commissioner instructing all Heads of Departments (HoDs) and employees to remain at their designated posts during the upcoming election period. He emphasised that absences would not be tolerated without proper leave and leave must be addressed directly to the Deputy Commissioner.
Niuland District Planning and Development Board meeting was held March 15 at DC conference hall, Niuland under the Chairmanship of Sara S Jamir, Deputy Commissioner.
Establishment of separate DRDA Office with posting of Project Director for Niuland District; establishment of Treasury Office; upgradation of branch Post Office and Establishment of additional SBI Bank at Old Showuba were deliberated, approved and forwarded to the department concerned for necessary action.
The meeting reaffirmed the previous recommendation for urgent establishment of Police outpost at Khaghaboto (Grey area) where murder/murder-related cases are being reported almost every year. The Board also forwarded to the government for establishing 12 different departments which is yet to be established in the district.
DC also requested all the district officers to be present in the station and apply for station leave in case the officer is leaving station.
(Page News Service)