Stresses on good governance & infrastructure
Dimapur, November 8: In perhaps the first of its kind in Nagaland and billed as taking governance and administration to every corner of the State by the new PDA Government, the Nagaland Cabinet on Friday held a special meeting at Kiphire in presence of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
The Cabinet meeting at Kiphire today is reportedly the first such Cabinet meet held outside State capital Kohima and Nagaland’s commercial hub, Dimapur.
In the meeting today, the Cabinet adopted “Kiphire Declaration” laying stress on good governance and infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture and piggery, connectivity, youth and district corpus fund.
As per the declaration, aspirational blocks will be set up in the remaining 10 districts, medical professionals to be made available in all rural areas with strict enforcement of policy for serving in rural areas, cluster-based agricultural output to augment farmers’ income to get focused, two JCB machines to be provided at Sitimi-Seyochung and Pungro, all districts to get standard playground with proper facilities and Kiphire district to be provided Rs 1 crore corpus fund to meet developmental gaps among other schemes.
The cabinet meeting held discussions for development of Kiphire district, which has been chosen as an Aspirational District. The Centre selected Kiphire district in Nagaland as one of the aspirational districts in the country to bring in prosperity and make it an economically-sound district in the state as well as in the country.
Informing about attending the Nagaland Cabinet meeting at Kiphire, Union Minister Rijiju through his Twitter handle said many significant decisions were taken during the meeting for Kiphire district and for the whole State of Nagaland.
On the Cabinet meeting held at Kiphire, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said in a tweet that the policy of Nagaland Government is to pursue a vision of inclusiveness and take administration and government machinery to all corners of the state for all round development.
Union Minister Rijiju along with the Chief Minister and his cabinet also visited Tethuyo village. Rijiju said it is a very important day for Kiphire as the cabinet meeting was held outside state capital Kohima for the first time.
Rijiju said that as the guardian minister for Aspirational District, he would extend all possible help from the centre for upliftment of the district. Rijiju said he felt the culture of unity, love and oneness in the village and urged the village to preserve these cultures.
Before the Cabinet meeting, Rijiju inaugurated the upgraded Kiphire district hospital. He is also scheduled to inaugurate the women police station in Kiphire on Saturday.
Rio, along with State Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu, was present at the inauguration of the upgraded district hospital.
Rio twitted: “People of Kiphire will have access to better healthcare with upgraded facilities & infrastructure.” He also lauded Rijiju for agreeing to come to “one of the most far-flung areas” of Nagaland for the occasion.
Later, inaugurating the upgraded district hospital, Kiphire, Rijiju said the cabinet took the right decision to hold the meeting at Kiphire, one of the remotest place in the state as they could discuss many development programe for the district.
Congratulating the people of Kiphire, Rijiju said the hospital will provide better healthcare for the people and urged them not only to fully utilize the upgraded facilities and infrastructure but also take ownership of it.
Saying that nearly 90% of health issue is related to lifestyle, Mr Rijiju asked people to stay healthy by consuming healthy food. The Union Minister said Kiphire will very soon see beacon of development.
During the Cabinet Meeting, Kiphire Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ali Shihab gave a power point presentation on behalf of the district about the developmental activities in the district. (Page News Service)