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Rio calls for Naga unity, reconciliation

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Kohima May 04 (UNI) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has called for unity and reconciliation among the Nagas for all round development of the state.

Extending his greeting to the people of Ao tribe on the occasion of their Moatsu festival in Chuchuyimlang village under Mokokchung district yesterday, Mr Rio said the Naga issue could be solved if the Nagas would live in amity.

He expressed happiness to see the participation of other tribes such as Phom and Chang in their respective cultural attires at the celebration and said Nagas should celebrate the festival in a similar way. But he lamented that the flow of tourists to the state of Nagaland was negligible due to absence of peace in the state.

The Chief Minister also took the opportunity to announce that the Union Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 360 crore for revival of the Tuli Paper Mill in Mokokchung district.

Nagaland Industries Minister Khekiho Zimomi, Forest Minister Kheto, School Education Minister Imkong L.Imchen, Parliamentary Secretary Naiba Konyak, Additional Chief Secretary T.N.Mannen, Secretary of Horticulture Thangi Mannen and several high ranking civil, police and army officials were present in the function.

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