Dimapur, Sep. 13 (EMN): A three-member delegation of the Eastern Nagaland Legislators’ Union (ENLU) comprising S Pangnyu Phom, minister of Health and Family Welfare; Toshi Wungtung, advisor to SCERT and IPR; and Bongkhao Konyak, advisor to DUDA met Dr. Rajiv Kumar, the vice chairman of Niti Aayog at New Delhi on Thursday.
Nagaland government officials, according to a statement from the ENLU, accompanied the legislators. The delegation expressed the desire of the people living in the eastern districts of Nagaland for development.
Pangnyu expressed hope that the commitments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Tuensang in February this year to develop Eastern Nagaland “would be taken up by the government of India with all seriousness.”
Wungtung informed the Niti Aayog vice chairman that project proposals have been identified on certain thrust areas ‘as per urgency’. “Highlighting the dismal state of affairs in the four districts which also happen to be among the most remote districts in the state, Wungtung appealed to the vice chairman to take up the issues expeditiously.”
Kumar asked the delegation to submit detailed project reports on thrust areas so that the NITI Aayog can ‘take it up with line ministries’. He assured to extend all possible help, it informed.