KOHIMA DISHA MEETING TAKES UP VARIOUS CSS ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT
Kohima District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) meeting was held at DPDB's conference hall, Kohima on 22nd November 2021 under the chairmanship of DISHA, Kohima and Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Tokheho Yepthomi.
The district legislators, Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire; Advisor for Technical Education and Election Medo Yhokha; Advisor for Youth Resources & Sports, Zale Neikha and MLA, Keneizhakho Nakhro also attended the meeting.
MP, Tokheho in his chairperson's address stated that the Nagaland MPs were given the assignment to look after the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and to appraise the Central Government. He said that their assignment was not to interfere in day to day activities of the departments but to supervise and to send the information to the respective Deputy Commissioners of the districts. The MP said that the outcome of the meeting on the implementation of the CSS activities in the district highlighted by the departments will be reported back to the Central government.
The MP informed that the activities under telecom, water supply, civil supplies and other departments of all the states have been specially monitored by the central. "The government of India is strictly going as per the targeted years of each flagship program, therefore the implementing agencies have to execute the work within the targeted time frame", he added.
Tokheho also congratulated the Power department, Kohima for achieving the best performing district followed by the districts of Mokokchung, Phek and Wokha as informed by the ministry and further encouraged various departments in the district to utilise the central fund in the right programs and in the right place.
On Rural Development sector, Tokheho while stating that there are 74 RD blocks in Nagaland, he informed that less than 39 RD blocks were eligible because of the criteria that minimum population of twenty thousand should be there in each block with 18 schedule tribes. He also pointed out the need to discuss on the area of bifurcating the department in future.
On Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) - to provide safe & adequate drinking water through individual household tap connection, the MP said, major share should reach the rural villages and asked the department to implement the scheme wherever it was possible and to give actual ground reality wherever it was not possible so that there will be a scope to highlight the grievances and possibilities in future.
In this regard, Advisors Zale Neikha and Medo Yhokha also shared their views and suggestion for the successful implementation of the scheme in the villages.
On School Education sector, Tokheho pointed out the importance of learning how to speak and understand Hindi, adding that without which it would be difficult to communicate with rest of the country. He therefore asked the department to take this area seriously and also suggested to organise art of discussion and debate besides the classes, whereby the future generations will be in a position to understand and speak Hindi.
On Food & Civil Supplies, the MP congratulated the department for successfully implementing the PMJKAY scheme in the district. He said such type of distribution has to be implemented in all districts depending on the reports they gave to the department. He further shared his wishes to help out those people who are not getting opportunity or assistance in other schemes.
The MP also shared his thoughts and suggestions on Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs and PWD (R&B) sectors. He said that the departments should implement the programs wherever the requirements were there and execute the work in time. He called for collective efforts in order to avail the opportunity on time.
In his concluding remarks, the MP expressed his satisfaction with all the departments’ presentation and encouraged them to give full cooperation and continue their work to help the people in the coming days.
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie, NCS while delivering the welcome address assured to convene regular meeting and to give more focus in the area of CSS programs in order to have proper implementation of all CSS activities for the benefit of the people in the district.
The concerned departmental officials of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Public Health Engineering, School Education, Food & Civil Supplies, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs and Public Works Department (Roads & Bridges) highlighted its departmental implementing activities under CSS during the meeting.