Proposals under SIDF finalized

YUPIA, Jul 3: Former chief minister and Sagalee MLA Nabam Tuki urged the Papum Pare District Level Committee (DLC) to select viable and need-based schemes under the State Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF).
Speaking during a DLC meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Dr Joram Beda here on Tuesday, Tuki said that horticultural crops have immensely benefited the farmers in his constituency, and suggested that the government provide assistance for proper fencing and marketing and fix a minimum support price to encourage the farmers.
The meeting was held to select and finalize projects and proposals under the SIDF.
To encourage mithun farmers, Tuki suggested that the government provide common fencing for mithun rearing. He also stressed on establishing mini-secretariats in all the circle offices in the district, and requested the DC to direct the HoDs to shift their offices to Sagalee subdivision and to make all the important institutions functional.
Tuki expressed concern over the dismal performance of schools in the district and said “the government should introduce stipend facilities in ME schools and admissions from Classes 1 to 8 to provide better education facility at their own places.”
He also requested the DC to assess government assets which are lying unused and regularize their ownership to avoid future problems.
Earlier, the DC enumerated the guidelines under SIDF-2018.
Proposals for projects submitted by various departments were discussed and finalized during the meeting. (DIPRO)