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Niuland’s bid for district status gets Dimapur DPDB nod

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JULY 6: The Dimapur District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) has recommended a “proposal to the higher authority” to upgrade Niuland Sub-Division to a full-fledged District.
According to DIPR bulletin, the decision was taken by the Board during a meeting held on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Zhaleo Rio, Advisor to Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs.

Highlighting the issue, ADC Niuland, Athrila informed that presently there are 109 villages under Niuland Sub-Division with 4 Administrative Circles, and it covers an area of 454 sq km.
She further informed that Niuland is situated “in a strategic location geographically”, which shares borders with 2 major towns of Assam, and has connectivity with important districts of Nagaland including the State capital.
Minister for PHED Jacob Zhimomi, who had brought up the proposal for concurrence of the Board members, said that Niuland has potential for fast economic development.
Advisor Tovihoto also felt that it was very apt to upgrade Niuland to a district, stating that it fulfils all requirements, being one of the oldest Sub-Divisions created way back in 1987.
No complacency
DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan urged citizens to strictly adhere to all COVID-appropriate behaviours and not to be complacent, although the positivity rate of the district is showing a declining trend.
With regard to vaccination, DC informed that Dimapur district has achieved the highest coverage of vaccination in the State. Nevertheless, he reminded, “Our target is 100% vaccination in the district”.
CMO Dimapur, while giving a brief update on COVID-19 situation for Dimapur district, informed that presently there are 472 beds in the district with 35 positive cases admitted in the hospital, and 267 under home isolation.
Currently there are 4 inmates at the CCC located at New DC complex while the district has recorded 266 deaths (186 males and 80 females) till date, the CMO informed.

In the meeting, proposal for setting up Norman Putsure College, at Ward 10, Chumukedima, was also approved by the Board.
DHO Dimapur, Temsu presented the activities taken up by the district Horticulture Department and explained with PowerPoint presentation. (Page News Service)