Advisor KT Sukhalu calls for proper implementation of projects in Eastern Nagaland, lifting of NLTP Act

Kohima: The Advisor suggested that the NLTP Act should be lifted, and the revenue collected could be used for school education and health sector

BY | Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
KT Sukhalu, Advisor for Food & Civil Supply and Legal Metrology. (Credit: @RegionNdpp/ Twitter)

Admitting that there is a need to address the demand of the Eastern Naga People’s Organisation (ENPO), Advisor for Food and Civil Supply and Legal Metrology, K Tokugha Sukhalu, IAS (Rtd) asserted that, everyone needs to render all possible support in making it a reality. He said this while participating in the general discussion of the Budget for the year 2023-24.

Recalling his time as the Chairman of Public Action Committee (PAC) in the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, he said that the issue regarding Department of Underdeveloped Areas (DUDA) had come up and it was seen that the projects that were undertaken by DUDA was very unsatisfactory.

Stating this, Sukhalu also called upon the elected members representing the Eastern Region and the ENPO leaders taking responsibilities to ensure that the projects undertaken in their areas both by the Ministry and the state are properly implemented, so that the benefits of development goes to the people.

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Meanwhile, on the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act, 1989, Sukhalu maintained that despite all the efforts given by the Excise department, prohibition is a total failure in the state. The Advisor therefore suggested that the Act should be lifted, and the revenue collected could be used for school education and health sector.

“I would like to suggest a total prohibition and stringent regulations to be taken up to ensure that vendors and public do not misuse sell and consumption of liquor,” added Sukhala.

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