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Neiphiu Rio adopts Seluophe village under SAGY scheme

By EMN Updated: Nov 24, 2014 12:49 am


Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio has selected Seluophe village in Dimapur district for making it a model village.
Rio has adopted the village under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The MP and former three-time chief minister wants to provide all amenities to Seluophe and plans to hone the skill of the villagers to start small scale industries, SHGs etc. He also assured to provide them handloom machineries to enhance their economy.
Speaking at a function in the village on November 22, Rio assured that Seluophe village would be transformed into a model village with all amenities. He also wanted that the villagers maintain peace and tranquility.
Noting that Seluophe village with only 411 households has more forest land than paddy fields to generate economy, he encouraged the villagers to make proper use of loans sanctioned by any bank.
Rio also urged the villagers to cooperate with the district administration and the government in implementing various schemes.
Rajya Sabha MP Khekiho Zhimomi also spoke in the programme. General Manager of SBI, David Kire, assured full cooperation towards development of Seluophe village.
Prime Minister Modi had unveiled SAGY on October 11 asking MPs to coordinate convergence of existing rural development schemes in the village using existing schemes’ funds and their MP Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD).
MPs have been asked to focus on and develop one village from their constituency as a model village by 2016, and two more by 2019 covering over 2,500 villages of 6 lakh villages country-wide.

By EMN Updated: Nov 24, 2014 12:49:30 am