Government working to enhance police facilities — Patton
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Aug. 15: Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton said the state government has been continuously making efforts to improve infrastructure and provide other necessities for further enhancing the efficiency and capabilities of the state police and security agencies; and towards this, a multi-storied barrack for 300 constable trainees at Police Training School Chümoukedima has been constructed.
Patton who is also the minister in-charge of Home, and Roads and Bridges, was delivering his Independence Day speech at Dimapur District Sports Complex (DDSC) Stadium. He informed that a new office building of the Inspector General of Police (INT) in Kohima was inaugurated on August 15 and the Police Communication system in Dimapur has been upgraded from analogue to digital system. A Special Task Force has been raised on March 8 comprising six platoons for containing extortion, illegal activities and for operational exigencies in the state.
Village Guards: The department is in the process of digitising all the jails in the state in collaboration with the State Legal Service Association (SLSA) and National Informatics Centre (NIC) through the government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs for E-prisons system.
Nagaland Lokayukta: The erstwhile State Vigilance Commission has been merged with the newly established state Lokayukta with Mayang Lima as the Upalokayukta; and the setting up of the Lokayukta was further going to improve the state’s resolve to fight corruption, and enhance transparency in the functioning of the government.
Education system: The government is urgently trying to transform the state’s education system to meet the aspirations of the new generation; and the government has fortified the education system by release of grants, distribution of free textbooks, uniforms and mid-day meals in all government schools, and by providing assistive devices/hearing aids, spectacles, Braille books and curriculum adaption for children with special needs. In addition, the students of government schools in Kiphire, the aspirational district, were provided with digital tablets to enhance their learning.
Agriculture: To facilitate agriculture marketing, especially for organic products, construction of organic air-conditioned market at Agri Expo site at 4th mile in Dimapur is being undertaken and the department of Sericulture is setting up three Common Facility Centres in Phek, Mokokchung and Wokha district to promote ericulture.
Rural Development: The RD department through MGNREGS provided employment to 3.86 lakh households covering 4.17 lakh individuals in 2018-19 and the programme for implementing Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) covering all the RD blocks with banking facilities has commenced; and efforts are being initiated through the state government to provide bank facilities in all the unbanked blocks.
Software Technology Park of India (STPI): The STPI in Kohima, which has been declared as a Centre of Excellence for Graphics by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, is ready for commissioning; and an MoU has been signed with e-Governance Academy of Estonia for setting up e-Governance Academy of Nagaland (eGAN).
Journalism: The government, acknowledging the value of journalism and to promote the works of upcoming photographers and filmmakers, through the Department of Information and Public Relations, organised the HIPFEST, photo exhibition and the GLOCAL International Film Festival through public private partnership.
Development of roads: Five works with the total length of 64 km are in progress under NABARD; and he informed that recently the North East Council has sanctioned fund for upgrade of four roads under the North East Road Sector Development Scheme.