Friday, December 2, 2022

Governor flags extortion, illegal taxation by groups

Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi has raised concern over the menace of extortion and illegal taxation by various groups and urged the public to come out in one voice to stop it once and for all.
According to an official statement, governor said this while interacting with district administration officials, heads of departments and representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs), political parties, NGOs and business community at the conference hall of DC Zunheboto at Zunheboto town on Friday.
He asserted that people of Nagaland yearned for lasting peace and hoped that something good would come out soon in the interest of the public. “With peace, Nagaland as a State will be next to none,” Mukhi stated.
During an interactive meeting with various government departments, Mukhi urged the agri and allied departments to support the farmers and ensure that they got good value for their produce, besides encouraging them to take up other income-generating activities like cattle rearing, poultry, plantation, etc.
He urged the departments concerned to ensure that every farmer got access to soil card, quality seeds, manure, pesticides, etc, and encourage them to cultivate crops that were suitable in their soil. He called on the Agriculture Department to maintain an income statistics of farmers and support them to increase their yield by helping and assisting them in whatever way possible. He advised the district officials to also give importance to bamboo plantation and products.
The governor further appealed to the district administration to monitor the flagship programmes of the Centre and ensure that these were implemented by various departments and agencies. He also enquired on the status of universal electrification, Jal Jeevan Mission, universal healthcare, Prime Minister Awas Yojana – Gramin, etc, and how the departments were working to ensure that the schemes were implemented properly for the benefit of the public.
Mukhi stressed on healthcare and urged the medical department to organise blood donation camps and make the blood banks more efficient.
During the meeting, the CSO representatives submitted a representation to the governor and conveyed the message that the public yearned for peace and political settlement at the earliest. He was also apprised on the pathetic road connectivity in Zunheboto district and was urged to take up the matter with the government.
He said he had visited the district to interact with the people and feel their pulse. He assured to convey their message to the Central government.
Later, the governor held a security review meeting with Nagaland Police, Assam Rifles and SIB officials of the district.
Earlier, DC Zunheboto Rahul Bhanudas Mali gave a power point presentation and shared highlights of the district and the various schemes that were being implemented. This was stated in a press release.

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