Bharat Nirman programme enters third phase in Nagaland

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Kohima, Oct 21 (UNI) With the implementation of various schemes under the Centre's Bharat Nirman programme in Wokha after Dimapur and Mokokchung, the campaign entered its third phase in Nagaland.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Pankaj Pandey, Deputy Director of Press Information Bureau under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Ms Ashikho Lassa, Additional Deputy Director of the Directorate of Field Publicity, Government of Nagaland, said the aim of the Bharat Nirman schemes was to develop the rural areas from the grassroots level, so as to discourage migration of villagers to the urban areas.

Mr Pandey informed that such development schemes were beneficial to the villagers, especially the people living in the remote areas of the country, but due to lack of proper publicity and awareness, the schemes were not reaching them.

He said after visiting several villages in Wokha district, he came to know of some local problems and shortage of the quota of the Mid-Day Meal, adding that he will take up the matter with the top officials of the Ministry.

He also informed that due to want of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the schemes in several villages, the fund provided to the projects could not be delivered.

He informed that he had taken up the matter with the state government to help the villagers prepare the DPRs so that the projects could be implemented.

Ms Lassa informed that in the third phase at Wokha, a three-day programme has been chalked out from October 23.

She also informed that the other remaining districts of the state would be taken up in phased manner for the benefit of the rural people.

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