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‘Nagas spend more than INR 25 cr. a year on liquor’

By EMN Updated: Jun 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Pohwang Konyak addresses members of the Mon DPDB meeting, on June 15 in Mon.

Dimapur, June 15 (EMN): The advisor for Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, and Relief & Rehabilitation,
Pohwang Konyak, said on Saturday that there were no wine stores in Nagaland but many still consume liquor. He said matter-of-fact the more than INR 25 crore is spent a year in buying alcohol from other states.
Konyak said so at the Mon district planning development board (DPDB) meeting for the month of June that was conducted in the deputy commissioner’s conference hall on June 15, government updates said.

The government’s publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Agency (IPR) gave updates the meeting during which legislator spoke said statement.
The IPR did not give further details.

In other matters Konyak, who presided over the meeting, was said to have requested the members of the board “to check and verify departments regarding schemes and construction in the district and give clearance certificates only if found completed.” Likewise, he asked the officials to state the problems, difficulties and pending issues in their departments for the board to resolve them.

Further, the DPDB chairman asked the members to be “regular.” The officers posted in the district were urged to be ‘sincere and honest while performing their duties, the IPR stated.

The board was stated to have approved and recommended creation of Tapi block under the department of Rural Development. Likewise, it approved renaming government higher secondary school at Mon to ‘Khaopa higher secondary school. Matter about the registration of a group called the ‘Genesis Project’ at Tobu was also discussed during the meeting, the IPR stated.

The additional deputy commissioner for Mon, Hiazu Meru, requested government officers posted in Mon district to start innovative projects to bring change to the area. He appealed to the departments to “submit departmental activities including local needs in the district,” the IPR stated.

Dr. Shasinle Tep, of the chief medical officer’s establishment, gave a presentation on the rotavirus vaccine during the meeting, the updates stated.

Board mourns
The district’s development board paid homage to one of its members, Imnasangba, subdivision officer (SDO, Public Health Engineering) of Mon who was stated to have passed on June 14.

Stating that the board had lost an important member, it conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace. The members of the board also observed a minute’s silence in prayer for the demised officer before the DPDB meeting began, updates stated.

Konyak expressed sadness at the demise of the SDO.
Meru stated that Imnasangba was known for his sincerity, honesty and hard work, and for his showing kindness to his subordinates.

Imnasangba, no surname given in the IPR report, was stated to have begun his career in February 1985 in Mon and had served in the district for 23 years. He was transferred to Dimapur, where he spent three years from 2009 to 2011 before returning to Mon after his promotion to SDO. He served in the district till he passed away on Friday, the updates stated.

By EMN Updated: Jun 15, 2019 11:28:55 pm