Nagaland: Don’t use land ownership to hamper development — Rio
Chiephobozou, Nov. 13 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday asked the people of the Northern Angami region not to hamper any development activities in the name of land ownership or build any structures which could obstruct movement on the National Highway, which passes through their land.
Unveiling the newly constructed multipurpose hall of Northern Angami Public Organisation (NAPO) at Chiephobozou, the chief minister acknowledged all those who were involved in the project that ensured the completion of the building.
While asking the community to make use of the multipurpose hall with utmost care, Rio expressed hope that the building will serve as a place of blessing.
He also said that the younger people should utilise the place to the fullest by way of taking part and organising many different events with guidance from the administration.
Stating that many events and functions will take place at the newly constructed hall in the coming days, Rio hoped the venue will serve a purpose in paving ways for more co-operation among the Nagas.
The chief minister also reminded that community land should be utilised efficiently and productively in consultation with the state government in order to benefit the farmers.
He also laid emphasis on the need to grow more indigenous trees in the Northern region and asked the locals to implement proper methods of enriching the soil for planting such trees.
While pointing out that the horizon of the capital town is expanding, he underscored the need to supply water in the region which faces water scarcity.
Reminding that the north zone of Kohima has been blessed with vast land, he asked the locals to ponder on the need to uplift the economy of the Nagas.
Rio said the organic products are “more fresh” in the Northern regions from the rest of Kohima as the climatic condition suits the vegetation while reminding the gathering of the need to grow more fruits, coffee or other products which will boost the economy.
Mentioning that Kohima can become Kiwi capital, he asked the farmers to grow the fruit in the region and also laid emphasis on the need to adopt modern farming.