Kohima: Nagaland Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu Thursdsay said that the COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on economic generation, so one of the top most importance of the present day Government is to retrieve back the economic generation with hard labour and by supporting the people and urged all the members for suggestions which can be helpful in bringing back the lost economy.
Taking part in the discussion on the topics of “matter on urgent public importance on post COVID 19 Economic Recovery,” Nagaland Minister for Agriculture G. Kaito Aye informed the House that 70 per cent of the population of the State is dependent on agriculture.
He stated that the State has a huge set back on Agriculture and Allied sector due to shortage of rainfall and for which the department of Agriculture and Allied sector Departments have set up a core committee in order to tackle the issue on the rainfall shortage and post COVID-19 i
The minister said that the department has planned various activities under Agriculture and Allied sector department which will be taken up in cluster approach wherein, fisheries, piggery, duckery and poultry, along with terrace paddy cultivation, intercropping with various crops, vegetables and fruits to ensure productivity.
He added that it would encourage educated unemployed youth and retired employees to go back to rural areas for undertaking settled farming by utilisation the land to its fullest potential for production in a sustainable manner.
NPF MLA Chotisuh Sazo, speaking on the matter of public importance said that COVID-19 has really turn our economy upside and down so the topmost priority of the Government should have to focus on how to revive the economic activities of the people and the lost economy Skill development, Farming loans, seeds distribution, Chicks distribution for poultry farm, piglets distribution, providing market links for farmers and, creating job opportunity were some of the options.
MLA, Kuzholuzo Nienu mentioned that pertaining to post COVID-19 economic recovery, saving lives and containing the pandemic should be the most important priority of the government.
He also said that the pandemic has taught everyone that the economy now is about being self-sufficient and self-reliant.
He emphasized that COVID is here to stay with us for a long time, so people should learn how to live and adjust to it as we have with any other diseases.
Having finished all the listed item for the eighth Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, the Monsoon Session of the House was adjourned sine die by Speaker Sharingain Longkumer this evening.