Kohima has been enlisted for assessment of liveability index and rate cities among 117 cities across India.
Informing this at a state orientation workshop on assessment of liveability indices in Chief Secretary’s conference hall in Kohima on Wednesday, Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said the Government of India decided to quantify 117 cities all over the country undertaking this exercise in the liveability index.
Altogether 21 line departments and stakeholders concerned participated in the workshop.
Explaining that ‘liveability standards index’ is a mission and a project which basically aims to improve the liveability of a particular city, he said it is a mission to provide citizens a comfortable life.
Toy urged the heads of the departments for coordination towards the fulfillment of the mission.
Secretary, Urban Department, Motsuthung, who delivered the welcome address, informed the departments to nominate a nodal officer each to coordinate with the Urban Development Department immediately as the timeline left is 12 days. He added the web portal will be closed after April 16.
Motsuthung further said the state was a little behind schedule particularly due to the recent state Assembly election. However, he requested all the stakeholders and departments to give due emphasis on the activities of the mission.
Nodal Officer for Northeast Dr Natashori K gave a power point presentation on the overview of the liveability index , data entry portal progress monitoring dash board, key timeline and milestones and role of the coordinators. She further emphasised the composition of the cities, understanding the stakeholders’ responsibilities, formulation of comprehensive city plan, master plan thereby serving as a concrete plan in achieving erstwhile Sustainable Development Goals.