DPDB Kohima meeting focuses on education and fisheries development

BY | Saturday, 15 June, 2024

The monthly District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) meeting of Kohima was held at the DPDB Hall, Kohima on June 15, under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima Kumar Ramnikant, IAS.

According to a DIPR report, the meeting began with a review of the minutes from the previous session. Among the key agenda items, the Power Department’s request for assistance from DPDB Kohima during vegetation clearance months was forwarded to the Chairman for consideration.

The board agreed ’o forward the proposal to upgrade St. Luke School, Phezoucha, to Class VIII, and Police Public School, Zhadima, to Class VII, after all formalities and inspection report was found to be genuine with completed formalities.

The proposal submitted by St. Mary Cathedral Higher Secondary School seeking recommendation for a grant-in-aid from the School Education Department to establish a Dynamic Digital Lab, was directed to the District Education Officer (DEO) of Kohima for preliminary evaluation before further discussion.

District Fisheries Officer (DFO), Kohima Sentinaro delivered a PowerPoint presentation on the activities of the Fisheries Department. She detailed the reliance on ponds and tanks for fish production, with subsidiary establishments of the department present in all districts and subdivisions.

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DFO highlighted the implementation of central schemes under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and the North Eastern Council (NEC) within the fisheries sector. She mentioned the distribution of motorcycles with ice box and the procurement of refrigerated vans to upgrade fish transportation facilities.

Further, she discussed training and extension programs, emphasizing the implementation of flagship schemes for women and practical demonstrations for farmers. The promotion of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the fisheries sector was also mentioned.

Conservation measures such as river ranching were presented, along with the potential introduction of new fish species like Amur carp and Gift Tilapia. She expressed optimism about the Increasing interest of traditional agriculture farmers in fish farming.

The DPDB also welcomed new members to its fold: Er. Obed Natso, EE Water Resource Department, and Abigail Solo, Tourist Officer.

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