Saturday, June 10, 2023

RTI activists demand clarification from LRD

RTI activists Odi Jamir and ST Yapang Lkr have accused the Land Resources Department (LRD) of furnishing wrong information to their query on “Tsudiyim village” under Mokokchung district.
Reacting to a rejoinder issued by the department, the duo in a statement said the LRD in its reply to their RTI query had listed almost all villages in Mokokchung district and Tsudiyim was mentioned 36 times.
Again, in the project name category, they pointed out that Tsudiyim was not mentioned even once, while the villages listed in the name of village category were all genuine except Tsudiyim.
Further, in the beneficiaries’ list of 2019-20 at Tsudiyim, almost all beneficiaries’ names were identical to a particular village, but they were not aware of the amount mentioned against their names and they did not receive any money or carry out any activities. But since many names were identical in many Ao villages, they admitted that this was not a big issue.
However, they noted that Mokokchung district project officer (DPO) in the rejoinder had stated that Tsudiyim was a project under the Watershed Programme.
Therefore, if Tsudiyim was a project, they said the DPO needed to openly declare the location of the project and the name of the village to clear the doubt in people’s mind.
They also suggested spot verification of the activities conducted at Tsudiyim in 2019-20 like gully pluck, half-moon terracing, counter trenching and such other activities.



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