Kohima: Stressing on the need for formation of strong self-help groups (SHGs) for the overall development of the state, Nagaland minister Metsubo Jamir proposes for the formation of unions in different areas to function under a proper centralised system.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Shehri Samridhi Utsav, an urban prosperity festival, on Friday, Nagaland minister of urban development and municipal affairs also urged people to work unitedly for prosperity of urban areas in Nagaland.
The festival will also be organised in places like Mokokchung, Mon and Wokha, Tuensang, Zunheboto and Phek in a phased manner.
Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, advisor, rural development, questioned the dignity of labour among the youths in the society and further suggested the expansion of this scheme in all wards.
Abhishek Singh, principal secretary, UDD, highlighted that the objective of the festival was to ensure convergence of various government schemes to the people and SHGs.
Singh further emphasized on Street Vending Act to ensure the protection of livelihood of street vendors. He urged all municipal councils to facilitate recognized street vendors and provide registered identification and designate allotted places and timings for business which will enable security to these vendors and in return, increase employment and help economy to grow in the state.
On the report of Kohima being declared as the second most “unliveable” city, Singh highlighted that health insurance schemes, urban housing schemes and Swachh Survekshan Scheme are being properly implemented to improve the standard of living in the state.
Organised by state urban development agency in collaboration with food safety, Nagaland under health & family welfare and Kohima Municipal Council, the event will continue till February 15.