Kiphire board clears agenda for August
Dimapur, Aug. 6 (EMN): The monthly meeting of the Kiphire district planning and development board (DPDB) for the month of August was held on August 6, in the deputy commissioner’s conference hall in Kiphire.
M Shayung Phom, vice chairman of the board, presided over the meeting, updates stated. The government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), issued on Tuesday updates to the media.
Phom informed the members of the board that from the next meeting of the DPDB only one representative from the ‘hohos’ will be allowed to attend the meetings.
Some of the matters that were discussed during the meeting included opening of a “+2 science stream,” construction of girls’ hostel facility at Zisaji presidency college; effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, affordable housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and other rural development schemes; improvement of internet connectivity to the SBI at Kiphire; and matters about increasing number of ATMS and branches.
The district is also still awaiting a ‘functional X ray and ultrasound facility and blood storage unit/ blood bank,’ the IPR stated.
Further, the board discussed the local area development programme funds for the area, the IPR stated. The DPDB has stated that funds will be ‘equally distributed’ between the two constituencies of Kiphire namely the 59th Sitimi-Seyochung assembly constituency and the 60th Kiphire Pungro assembly constituency, the IPR stated.
Matter concerning work distribution for the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations was also discussed. Subdivision officer (civil) Nyempo Wallim appealed to the departmental officers to wear own traditional attires on that day ‘as a mark of showing respect’ and to preserve own ‘identity and the rich culture,’ the IPR stated.