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MP TOKHEHO HOLDS ZUNHEBOTO DISHA MEETING  

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Zunheboto district held its quarterly district development coordination and monitoring committee (DISHA) with Member of Parliament (MP) Lok Sabha and chairman DISHA, Tokheho Yepthomi, and MLA Dr. Sukhato A Sema at DC Office Zunheboto on 24th May 2023. Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto Rahul Bhanudas Mali, IAS chaired the meeting.

In his opening remark, MP Tokheho Yepthomi said that from this year onwards the state government has to release the state share of 10% after which only the central government will release its 90% share within the next 30 days. He also informed the members that all the ongoing projects and schemes have to be completed by the end of the year only then the central government will give the next project or scheme and also added that the state government is not allowed to keep any Central sponsored schemes or projects money in savings rather the state government is to report it to the central government if a particular project is not completed in a stipulated time or year. The MP requested the departments implementing Central Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and projects to make sure that every project is completed on time and to make sure that the very projects and schemes reach the beneficiaries.

Upon presentation of various centrally sponsored schemes being implemented by the Department of Agriculture, H&FW, Food and Civil Supplies, Power, Rural Development, and R&B, the MP asked the Agriculture Department to encourage the farmers by giving them all the facilities available including financial and also to identify various fruits and vegetables which can be grown in that particular land so that the villagers can not only feed themselves but can also export it to other places thereby earning more revenue. He also requested the Department to reach out to the farmers especially for filling up of forms for PM Kisan as it is unlimited and also as it is found that many farmers' forms are being rejected due to the farmers being illiterate or ignorant. The MP requested the power department to try to make a power generating plant so that they cannot only be consumers but also producers and also asked the Power Department to send various proposals for setting up of power generating plants at various places. The MP asked the H&FW Department to make various awareness programmes regarding how TB and HIV/AIDS is been spread and how people can avoid them and be safe.

Deputy Commissioner Rahul Bhanudas Mali, IAS thanked everyone for being present and concluded the meeting.

(DPRO/IA Zunheboto)