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Officials sensitised on Mission Antyodaya

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By EMN Updated: Sep 26, 2019 11:09 pm
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Neposo Theluo, Elizabeth Ngully and K Neibou Sekhose are seen during the one-day orientation programme of line departments and project directors at RD conference hall on September 26.

Dimapur, Sep. 26 (EMN): A one-day orientation programme on Mission Antyodaya, People’s Plan Campaign on GPDP, and Swachhata Hi Seva was held with line departments officials, Project Directors, and BDOs on September 26 in the conference hall of the Rural Development, Kohima.
Delivering an introduction to the campaign, secretary of Rural Development, Neposo Theluo, stated that although Nagaland does not follow Panchayati Raj system; the ministry has however mandated that every village should maintain Gram Panchayat Development Plan alongside Mission Antyodaya.

He said the state has been directed to conduct Mission Antyodaya baseline survey in order to know the requirement of development, health and education in every village. He, therefore, urged the members to give proper instructions to the village-level functionaries and sought active participation of all the line departments to make the campaign a success.

Speaking on the recently launched “Swachhata Hi Seva,” joint secretary and convenor of inter-departmental committee on “Swachhata Hi Seva,” Elizabeth Ngully, stated that the campaign is being organised in response to the call made by the Prime Minister of India to make India free from single-use plastic.

A press release from the Rural Development department stated that the six-week campaign was launched on September 11 and would continue till October 27 in three phases. The first phase would be held from September 11 to October 1, while the second phase would be held from October 2 which would be marked with mass social work and collection of plastic waste. The third phase would commence from October 3 to 27 with focus on collection, segregation and disposal of plastic waste.

Stating that all government departments would be involved in the exercise, she stressed on the need to create awareness and involve every villagers so as to educate them on the menace of plastic waste.

“This is a continuous exercise, we need to educate ourselves and sensitise all to discourage the use of plastic,” she stated while urging all the citizens to participate and involve in the campaign to make Nagaland a plastic-free state.

Presenting an overview of People’s Plan Campaign (PPC) on GPDP 2020-2021, state resource person, Dr. Juthsutho Phoji, senior lecture of SIRD, informed that Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Ministry of Rural Development, would jointly launch PPC. He stated that every panchayat should prepare a comprehensive GPDP in convergence with line departments during the campaign period.

The orientation programme also covered topics on solid waste management and GPDP with focus on achieving convergence conducted by RDO, John Wesley Magh, and SPM (MIS), NSRLM, Y Renvungo Murry. Rural Development officer, Vilopi Sakhrie, presented a demonstration on GPDP portal and Mission Antyodaya App.

The orientation programme concluded with a closing remarks from the chairman, K Neibou Sekhose, RD joint director.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 26, 2019 11:09:42 pm