Declare Sechü Zubza as satellite town at the earliest – Rio
Sechü Zubza, Jan. 28 (EMN): Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, on Thursday stated that Sechü Zubza village has been bestowed with many blessings, good leadership and favourable climate, adding that it was an “educational hub,” and a fast growing community.
The chief minister said it is now appropriate for Sechü Zubza to declare itself as a satellite town and be part of local urban bodies.
He was speaking at the inaugural function of Sechü Zubza village council hall in Kohima district on January 28.
Rio said to ‘declare it at the earliest’ while assuring that development will come in Sechü Zubza, which boasts of about 3,400 electorates, more educational institutions coming up, and construction of four lane road and railway station taking place in the village.
Stressing on the importance of a water source, which is an essential commodity for a township, he reminded the villagers to protect and preserve their natural vegetation.
Meanwhile, Rio mentioned the prospects of economic activities with the coming of the railway station at Sechü Zubza and the four-lane road, which is underway along the village area.
Rio asked the community to come up with a suitable commercial complex or market place within their jurisdiction for the farmers to sell their organic products and boost their economy.
He also informed that in all the district headquarters, they are chalking out a programme to come up with farmers’ markets.
He also suggested building sufficient restaurants with clean toilets as many people pass Sechü Zubza, which is situated between Kohima and Dimapur. “We have to know how to live,” he said.
Stating that many edible products come to the state containing chemicals, he said the ‘land here is fertile for organic products which have indigenous pesticides’.
With Sechü Zubza being the sub-divisional headquarters of the Western Angami region, the chief minister also apprised the villagers that upgradation of the administration centre is a must.
Social transformation need of the hour
The chief minister also laid emphasis on work culture and underscored the need for a self-sufficient Nagaland. He said that Nagas have been ‘pampered’ with different benefits from the Centre while reiterating that they have failed to give back to the government. “Privilege comes with responsibility,” he reminded while voicing concern that Nagas have become “lazy to work”.
Recalling the period of pandemic lockdown in the state where it had to be dependent on the Centre for survival, Rio reminded it was ‘high time’ for Nagas to engage in production oriented activities by ‘going back to their land’ for self-sufficiency and prepare for any future eventuality.
Stating that ‘ours is a consumer society and not a producer society’, he emphasised that there is a need for social transformation in the state.
Congratulating the Sechü Zubza Village Council on coming up with a fine community building after much dedication and cooperation amongst the villagers, he hoped that the new council hall will be utilised to the best for the welfare of the community as well as for Western Angami region.