APC urges to expedite work at Jalukie botanical garden
Dimapur, July 14 (EMN): Agriculture Production Commissioner, Y Kikheto Sema, expressed satisfaction with the ongoing work at botanical garden-cum-recreation park in Jalukie under Peren district and urged the concerned contractor to expedite the work, which according to him is the first of its kind funded by NEC (North East Council).
Sema stated this while interacting with government officials during his visit to the botanical garden-cum-recreation park in Jalukie on July 14. The visit was part of the inspection of NEC funded project, a DIPR report stated. He has also directed the Horticulture department to furnish the latest progress report of the said project.
Stating that many infrastructures created by the government were not taken proper care after their completion, he advised all the concerned department to make judicious use of the facilities.
“Public should also have the sense of belongingness of the government infrastructures created for them and not misuse it,” he added.
Mentioning about the beautiful botanical gardens and recreational parks in the other cities and hill stations of the country that give an opportunity to the people especially the elderly people to enjoy the beauty of nature, Sema shared that none of the towns in Nagaland has such facility worth the name.
“With or without NEC funding, like-minded people should come together and create botanical gardens and recreational parks so that we do justice to at least the elderly people, who can go for walk and enjoy the nature, flowers, different species of trees and birds,” Kikheto maintained. In this context, he encouraged the like-minded friends circle, colony and wards to come up and start in a small way.
Taking the advantage of visiting the botanical garden at Jalukie, Sema also felt that the DCs of every district should take the lead in discussing the issue during DPDB meeting, find out availability of land particularly the unused government lands to be converted for the purpose through policy decisions.
“Let us plan for tomorrow as city or town is known by the people only if some uniqueness is being created,” Kikheto remarked.
APC was accompanied by the additional director of IPR, Tokishe Sema; assistant development commissioner from Planning department, Zhasa; director of Horticulture, Dr. Elithung; and officials from Horticulture department.