From our Staff Correspondent
DIMAPUR, July 21: Nagaland additional chief secretary and development commissioner, Alemtemshi Jamir said that it was high time that agri-allied missions under Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) of Nagaland, set their targets on resource mobilization and not solely depend on the government for fund.
“The mission modes are not just supposed to wait on the government for fund. Resource mobilization is very important. Set your targets and go for resource mobilization,” the development commissioner said in his address at the 3rd Missions’ Conclave of the five missions and agencies under APC, held here at NBRC conference hall on Friday.
The five missions include Nagaland Empowerment of People through Energy Development (NEPED) with two wings: Energy and Environment, Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA), Nagaland Bio-Resource Mission (NBRC) and Nagaland Bee-keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM).
Alemtemshi said, the dream of every mission should be to become financially independent and self-sustainable to achieve the targets or missions they aim at.
He said structurally, the five missions are the same as there is no hierarchical system and all work together as a team. Urging the team members to have a “relook” on their respective missions in order to achieve their targets, the senior bureaucrat also informed that “franchising government” is being mooted, which is inspired by the dedication of the team members.
Alemtemshi said once “franchising government” is implemented, then government employees working in mission mode programmes would have full freedom to work in private sectors too.
Vice chancellor, Nagaland University, Prof BK Konwar, in his address dwelled on the tremendous scopes of the five missions in a State like Nagaland with its rich biodiversity. The vice-chancellor said that missions can also look into other allied activities like cultivation and growing of tea, black pepper, orchids and pineapple processing and packaging industry.
Earlier, APC and Missions director, HK Khulu, gave a brief overview of the conclave and POU, NEPED, Vengota Nakro, presented a review of the second Missions’ conclave held in June 2011.
On the occasion, two books “Bamboos of Nagaland” and “Stingless bees in Nagaland” and publications on piggery were released by Alemtemshi, Prof Konwar and Khulu respectively.
The second session included power point presentations of activities of the five missions, interactive session and wrap up.
Team leader NEPED, Amardeep Bhatia and team leader NBDA, Khrienuo C Metha, were the moderators of the programme.