Sunday, September 24, 2023

Nagaland: Amahator students, GBs threatenstir over ‘unequal fund distribution’

Amahator Range Students’ Union (ARSU) and Amahator Area GBs Union (AAGBU) have threatened to launch democratic form of agitation over the “unequal fund distribution” under Kiphire aspirational district projects.
In a joint statement, ARSU president Selikyu T Sangtam and general secretary Lithrongba Jingrü expressed disappointment with the Kiphire Aspirational district project nodal officers and administrators for “unequal project distribution.”
Pointing out that Kiphire was selected aspirational district by NITI Aayog, the two bodies said as per the RTI report more than Rs.35 crore was sanctioned by NITI Aayog for various developmental activities under Kiphire district.
However, they alleged that Amahator EAC headquarters under Kiphire district comprising of 10 villages with over 9000 population was neglected and not given equal treatment under aspirational projects.
Out of the total amount sanctioned by NITI Aayog, the two bodies claimed that only Rs.11.28 lakh (Rs.2 lakh rostrum, Rs.6 lakh angawadi centre, Rs.3.28 lakh mushroom farming) was sanctioned under Amahator EAC headquarters, which they said did not even represent 1% of total amount of the project.
Since its inception in 1987, the two bodies said Amahator EAC headquarters was neglected by the government and district administration in every aspect.
The two bodies have, therefore, questioned the responsible authority as to why such ill treatment was meted out to Amahator EAC HQ when the Centre had given aspirational project for the development of entire Kiphire district.
Further, the union questioned the aspirational project nodal officers and the higher ups weather Amahator EAC HQ was under Kiphire district?
Demanding the concern authority and nodal officers to clarify the “unjust treatment” given to Amahator EAC Hq. within one week, the two bodies cautioned that failure to do so would compel them to launch democratic form of agitation and the district administration would be held solely responsible for any untoward incident.



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