Kohima, February 28: Around 2800 citizens of Kohima have participated in the Ease of living (EOL) Index for Kohima city till date.
Addressing a press conference, Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) officials said a total of 2,338 citizens have responded to online survey of Ease of living (EOL) Index while another 500 have participated in the offline survey as on February 28.
Chief Executive Officer of KSCDL and Administrator of Kohima Municipal Council, Kovi Meyase revealed that till date the online response of citizens in the EOL, which totals to 2338 is calculated to about 215% as the actual “threshold value” was 1076 citizens.
He appealed all the citizens to continue to participate in the survey in the next few hours left and try to increase the tally in online responses.
The survey, which started on February 1 will culminate tomorrow, February 29
Joint CEO of KSCDL Avelü Ruho said that citizens often complaint about lack of amenities and facilities in the city while this survey both online and offline is a very good opportunity for citizens to share their experiences. Peoples’ participation will help assessors do a practical assessment, as it would be based on the actual citizen experiences of the people, she said.
In this, she appealed citizens to avail the last moment opportunity of the survey and share the experiences as their voices would be directly heard by the Central government, which in itself would be a big thing.
On the offline survey, she revealed that six volunteers had reached out to non-tech savvy communities including street vendors, construction workers, daily wage earners wherein about 500 citizens from the middle aged group have participated.
As for the result, the KSCDL officers said that the Ministry is yet to give clear cut date, but it is likely to be announced by June this year.
Meanwhile, KSCDL also announced the inter-ward wall painting competition results, which was held as part of the activities under Citizens engagement under EOL.
New Market Colony (Ward No. 8) has won the first position, second went to High School (Ward N0. 1) and third to Officers Hill and Hospital Colony (Ward No.10). Two consolation prizes were bagged by Lower Chandmari (Ward No. 13) and Agri-Electrical colony (Ward No. 17).
The competition was judged based on creativity and originality alongside slogan and messages it conveyed and overall design and concept of the painting.
The prize distribution ceremony will be held on March 2, 2020. (Page News Service)