Nagas have no concern about economy: Rio

Nagas have no concern about economy: Rio
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Dimapur, April 16: Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio today said that Nagas have no concern about economy as they do not have work culture.
“Life is all about economy… unless you are self sufficient, you are at the mercy of others,” he said while addressing the District Planning and Development Board meeting cum felicitation programme for the newly elected members of Kohima district today.
He said the economy of various villages were agrarian, and particularly the agri and allied sector should produce sufficiently for our sustenance and requested all the Head of Departments of the district to make an effort and sincerely work with the villagers closely and built their economy.
He opined that whatever schemes have been given to one village in a year or for a period can be monitored by the Deputy Commissioner for any overlapping or duplication and come up with an annual progress report of utilizing the local area developing fund or respective departments, village wise, which would be transparent in nature and also would give responsibilities for the officers or the villagers to implement the scheme.
Recalling his first time member in District Planning and Development Board as area council chairman way back in early 1980s and then his association with the Board, the Chief Minister said that the District Planning and Development Board has made progressed over the year. He said that people belonging to the capital were more privilege than others likewise officers posted to the capital were also privileged who have more responsibilities to show the way in whatever Departments or responsibilities they hold.
Today Nagaland is much better in law and order situation however the real peace has not reached, and therefore the potentials of the people or the youth has not been fully exploited, said Rio and reminded to collectively serve the people as public servant and government servant to ease life and to uplift the economy of the people particularly in rural areas.
Rio said that being from Kohima district one has more responsibilities in law and order and in up-keeping the cleanliness of the district and further informed the proposed mass social work involving all the government servants and business communities to be prepared as before the monsoon sets in every individual should clean up the city and clear up the drainage and culverts so that water can flow freely.
The Chief Minister further wished Er. Zale all the best as the Chairman DPDB and hoped all the DPDB members would extend their cooperation to him.
He also hoped that the elected members would guide and work together with the cooperation of the officers to serve the people with full dedication.
In his introductory remarks, the DPDB Chairman, Er. Zale Neikha urged all the members for their cooperation to work with sincerity while discharging ones responsibilities and also to contribute constructive inputs towards the programs of DPDB more effectively and efficiently.
“Kohima being the capital of the State, our dedication and responsibilities are more, compared with our counterpart”, said Er. Zale and urged all the members to disseminate their best work culture in bringing all possible projects and program for the successful implementation and for all round development in the State. He insisted all officers to inculcate the orientation of action plan rather than paper plan oriented, and called upon all officers to actively participate in the deliberation of DPDB program and scheme.
“As DPDB is one of the highest forum in the district, let us put our heads and resources together and set an exemplary to the other districts,” said Er. Zale and further impressed upon all members to be regular and to uphold their responsibilities.
Short speeches were also delivered by Speaker NLA, Er. Vikho-o Yhoshu, Advisor Neikiesalie Kire, Advisor R. Khing and MLA Keneizhakho Nakhro. Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman DPDB, Rajesh Soundararajan IAS delivered the welcome speech who also gave a brief highlight of DPDB activities. After the felicitation program, the DPDB days agenda were also deliberated. (Page News Service)