Kohima: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Niti Aayog Amitabh Kant, accompanied by Director of Aspirational Districts Programme, Soumitra Mandal called on Nagaland Governor R N Ravi at the Raj Bhavan Kohima yesterday and discuss “pressing development issues” in the state.
According to a Raj Bhavan statement, Governor Ravi has urged NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to pay special attention to Nagaland as the State required genuine handholding to catch up with rest of the country. During the meeting, Kant discussed the pressing development issues of the State in general and Kiphire, the only Aspirational District of the State in particular. He also discussed those aspects of development like health, education, livelihood, infrastructure that have bearing on human development indices. Frequent transfer of deputy commissioner in an Aspirational District emerged as a cause of concern during the discussion, the release said.
Kant focused on the aspects of development in the field of health, education, livelihood, and infrastructure which have bearing on the Human Development Indices, it stated. He also raised concern over the frequent transfer of the Deputy Commissioner in the Aspirational District, it added.
The NITI Aayog CEO Kant, accompanied by the Director of Aspirational Districts Programme, Soumitra Mandal later in the evening called on Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. They will be visiting Kiphire, the district headquarters today to review various projects.