Eight projects under welfare schemes completed in Nagaland’s Nerhema village
Multiple projects, including road, drainage and foothpath that were constructed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 15th Finance Commission and grant-in-aid (GIA) scheme were inaugurated at Nerhema village in Kohima district, on Wednesday.
Addressing the inauguration programme held at Nerhema Panchayat Hall, Seyiekhrielie Rio, Block Development Officer (BDO) Chiephobozou RD Block, stressed on the need for cooperation between the government departments and villagers to bring about development in the village and he also accredited the village leadership Nerhema for successful completion of the projects.
While maintaining that projects like road are much-needed in a village, he said the MGNREGA has evolved over the years.
He said the scheme was directed mostly towards Agri-link road during the initial years considering the state’s 70-80% of rural population, plight of the farmers and the focus on livelihood, but the programme, now has permissible and non-permissible works with the Centre directing to allocating 75% fund for natural resource management and Agri and allied sector.
Informing that the 15th Finance Commission is focusing on dustbin and incineration, he urged the villagers to give importance to sanitation.
Further, he informed that the union ministry had given guidelines to link job cards with Aadhaar and asked them to do the same during stipulated time to enable progress of works and keep the system transparent.
Presenting project summary, Village Development Board (VDB) Secretary, Vilhousielie Kengurüse, informed that a drainage, approach road improvement, footstep/footpath, retaining wall under improvement of road and oak tree plantation were constructed under the MGNREGA.
He added that incineration dustbin and improvement of village road were completed under the 15th Finance Commission, while the Village Panchayat Hall was repaired through grant-in-aid.
The inauguration programme was chaired by Vingutuo Rutsa, Chairman of Nerhema Village Council and vote of thanks proposed by Ruunyu Kenguruse, Head GB of the village.
Earlier in the programme, a dedicatory prayer was offered by Rev, Vilanyu Usou, Pastor of Nerhema Baptist Church, and benediction said by Vikhozolie Rulho, Catechist of St. Joseph Church, Nerhema.