Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang on Tuesday called upon the people of the State to change their mind-set in order to make the economy their strength.
Speaking as the chief guest at the golden jubilee celebration of the establishment of New Jalukie Village, Peren, Zeliang said, “If our economy improves, our lifestyle will change too. Change of mind-set for economic development comes from within.”
He also cited the example of the White Revolution of Rajasthan and the meat production of Korean people, which transformed the lifestyle of its people.
Zeliang was also of the view that the villagers should set a specific target to enhance its economy with the help of the government funded projects such as North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) and other projects funded by the World Bank.
“Our youth’s potentials should be utilized within our State and should not hire experts from outside the State for construction purposes or other things,” Zeliang added.
To address this issue, the State Government has introduced ‘Year of Construction Workers’, across the State to ‘train our youth’, he added.
Zeliang also informed the meat import had risen to 40 per cent over the years and called for self-sufficiency in meat production.
Earlier, Minister for Highways, G Kaito Aye in his speech congratulated the villagers for completing 50 years. He also expressed his wish that the village develops further in the years to come.