DG arrives to sort out gaps in human development activities

NAMSAI, Dec 5: Director General of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, VK Dev made his maiden visit to the state and arrived at Namsai to sort out the gap in human development activities in the district.
Earlier, based on crucial parameters of SECC 2011, the district was recognized as one of the most backward in the state by NITI Aayog, and fell within the bracket of the 115 backward districts of India.
Holding a meeting during Dev’s visit, Namsai Deputy Commissioner, RK Sharma presented the physiographic and demographic features of the district and gave an overview of all developmental activities currently underway in the district.
Sharma said that the main cause of deprivation in SECC 2011 is the landless inhabitation of floating labourers in the district. He also expressed concern over the poor literacy rate, especially among the females of the district.
The Deputy Commissioner also emphasized on conducting a baseline survey.
Taking part in the discussion, Planning Secretary Joram Beda said that Namsai district, especially Lekang circle, has been struggling with frequent threats of natural calamities like flooding of the Nao-Dihing River, high rate of unemployment, lack of proper marketing avenues for famers, and such. He, however, pointed out that the district has proper communication services and is located in a plain area.
“The district will certainly meet up the required gap as projected in the parameter of the NITI Aayog Report,” Beda said.
The Director General said that the concept of proper planning is the most important aspect, where cooperation of all the people is a must. He suggested channelizing human resources in a focused manner to achieve the goal of meeting the gaps.
He was optimistic that the underdeveloped district would soon come up at par with developed districts of the country and cross the state and national average figure in all the four major sectors – health, education, nutrition, and connectivity.
Providing his input, local MLA, Chau Zingnu Namchoom informed that the development process in remote areas of the North Eastern states is being accelerated by induction of suitable state and central schemes for the common people.