Chief Minister TR Zeliang speaking during the up-gradation programme of ADC Headquarter of Jalukie on December 21. (CMO Photo)

Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang on Thursday said landowners should allow development to take place in their respective lands, without any hindrances, because infrastructure will definitely bring economic activity and development in the future.

In his address to the gathering, after the inauguration of Jalukie, ADC headquarters, he said that, the people should jointly cooperate with the government on all fronts to witness real development.

Zeliang said it was always the collective effort that yielded the positive dividends, and added willingness to create a congenial atmosphere for development works should be the mind set, adding that we should abhor negativity when it comes to development of infrastructure for the people.

He asked the gathering to preserve Jalukie’s reputed appellation as the heart of the ‘Rice Bowl of Nagaland’ and said that their produce could be exported to the rest of the state and even beyond.

He impressed upon the gathering to not utilize technology because it can prove detrimental if not properly channelled for ‘our wellbeing’.

He apprised the people about e-tendering and global tendering systems approved by the Cabinet for all work orders exceeding Rs one crore, citing the Nagaland Express Highway, which connects Tizit in Mon to Khelma in Peren and Arunachal Trunk Road as examples for the Global Tendering System.

The Chief Minister also called upon the gathering to remember legendary Zeliang leaders like the Late Namgangheing, Kebau, Ikiesing, Kensam etc and their visionary leadership to establish a township like Jalukie in the present location, which is in close proximity to the commercial hub of Dimapur and the state capital, Kohima. He also contended that up-gradation of the administrative headquarters is due to the rapidly increasing population which needed to be tackled on different fronts.

Among others, who spokes during the programme included Home Minister, Kuzholuzo Nienu, Minister for Geology & Mining & Border Affairs, P Longon, Minister for Horticulture, DB & GB, Kejong Chang and Deputy Commissioenr of Peren district, Smita Sarangi, IAS.


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