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Rio-led team meets with Rajnath Singh

Dimapur, Sep. 10 (EMN): A delegation of leaders from the Nagaland government led by the state’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, according to an update from the chief minister’s office (CMO).

“The delegation requested for sanctioning of developmental projects in eastern Nagaland as a follow-up to an earlier request which had also been made to the prime minister on 7th August, 2018. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio apprised Rajnath Singh about the damage caused due to natural calamities and urged for central assistance under NDRF and interim aid to mitigate the ongoing relief and restoration works.

“Besides this, delegation also requested for modernization and upgradation (sic) of village guards in Nagaland. Rio further requested Rajnath Singh for sanctioning another helicopter to increase flying hours for Nagaland particularly for far-flung areas of the state,” the CMO’s handout read.

Rio was stated to have highlighted various projects under the restructured North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS). He urged Rajanath, who is also the chairman of the North Eastern Council, for ‘sanction of the proposed projects.’

Rajnath is said to have given assurance to look into the issues and discuss the matter with the DoNER minister to expedite sanctioning of the proposed projects.

Rio was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, and a delegation of the Eastern Nagaland Legislators’ Union (ENLU) comprising S Pangnyu Phom, P Paiwang Konyak, Kashiho Sangtam, Toshi Wungtong, Bongkhao Konyak, EE Pangteang, and CL John.


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