Kohima and Zunheboto hold monthly DPDB meeting
Dimapur, July 17 (EMN): The Kohima District Planning and Board (DPDB) meeting for the month of July was held at DPDB’s conference hall on Thursday under its new chairman Zale Neikha, who is also the advisor for Youth Resource and Sports.
According to an update from DIPR, Neikha, while addressing the members expressed his privilege to serve as the DPDB chairman and added that coming together from various departments and serving as a team was a big opportunity and all should work for further development of the district.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie informed that the DPDB meeting could not be conducted for three months due to the lockdown and expressed hope that the day’s discussion would be fruitful.
Considering the inability to complete the action plans of the Village Adoption Committees due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the district, the chairman informed that it has been suggested to let the present Village Adoption Committees formed in 2019-2020 to continue for 2020-2021 with the same adopted villages and wards to enable them to complete their plans.
In this regard, advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie Kire commented that it was a ‘wise suggestion put forward,’ which would give ample time to complete their plans. The house also agreed and approved the matter and informed the committees to implement their plans successfully and submit their report for two years.
On Local Area Development Programme for 2020-2021, the DC informed that 50% of the allocation for the year has been sanctioned and the remaining was presented in details as per constituency wise, which was approved by the house.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vezokholu reiterated on the importance of propagating the awareness on wearing of face masks, social distancing, hand washing, cough etiquette and other safety protocol measures to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus in respective levels and areas. She also gave the updated status on Covid-19 positive cases detected in the district.
Zunheboto: The Zunheboto DPDB also held its monthly meeting at Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) conference hall, under the chairmanship of DC Peter Lichamo on Thursday. The DC, who is also the vice chairman of board, welcomed the new chairman of DPDB KT Sukhalu, advisor for School Education and advisor for Food and Civil Supplies and LM and CP Pukhayi Sumi. He also introduced the new members to the board, stated an update from DIPR.
During the meeting, the chairman tabled various proposals that have been put up seeking financial assistance. The house agreed on the proposal for purchase of land for town cemetery amounting to INR 30 lakh and decided that legislatures under Zunheboto district would write a common application to the state chief minister.
With the onset of monsoon, the board chairman requested the NSDMA department to be more active and suggested them to take photos and forward it to the government at the earliest possible time. Since the government is giving salary, it is the duty of every employee to ensure that they deliver their service to the people, he said, while directing head of the departments to be in station and serve the people sincerely. Sukhalu also informed that the administration, student bodies, and party leaders would be checking offices every now and then.
Pointing out the lack of communication between officers and legislators, he requested the department heads to speak with the concerned legislators regarding new projects or the already implemented schemes.
Also speaking at the meeting, Pukhayi Sumi highlighted do’s and dont’s during this pandemic and asked the people to be careful and stay indoors. The board members expressed gratitude to administration, police, churches, NGOs, medical staff and all the frontline workers for working tirelessly for the safety of the people.