Reform made in planning process: Mein

NAMSAI, 27 Jan: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Wednesday said that reform has been made in the planning process and efforts are being made to make the planning process begin from the grassroots level.

Attending a district level monitoring committee meeting at the DC office here, the DCM informed that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, budget announcement for the current financial year could not be implemented. He exuded hope that in the coming financial year, the budget announcement would be implemented in toto.

Describing Namsai as “the fastest growing district in the state,” he urged the government officers to perform and help in making Namsai a model district.

Reviewing the progress of ongoing developmental activities in Namsai, he urged the district monitoring team to strictly monitor the implementation of projects, “as per the specifications mentioned in the DPRs.”

Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom said that all the projects in the aspirational district are being implemented satisfactorily. However, the MLA sought release of fund to expedite the remaining projects in the district.

Lekang MLA Jummum Ete Deori sought cooperation from the HoDs and government officials in implementing schemes.

“Various developmental activities could not be carried out on time due to the lockdown and the pandemic this year,” Namsai DC RK Sharma said, and informed that the works restarted recently. He asked the HoDs to present the actual progress report with geotagged photographs.

Heads of various departments made PowerPoint presentations on the status of centrally-sponsored schemes, the CM’s flagship programmes, and the state plan and MLALAD fund schemes. (DCM’s PR Cell)