PUGHOBOTO, Mar 8: Pughoboto Sub-Division Planning and Development Board meeting for the month of March was held with the Minister for R&B and SDPDB Chairman, Pughoboto,Y.Vikheho Swu at Asukiqa area (Kitami Council Hall), which is around 32 kms away from Pughoboto. The meeting was conducted by the SDPDB Vice Chairman & ADC,Pughoboto, Avelu Ruho at the Kitami village council hall on 7th  February 2016.

After review of the last meeting, the agenda for opening of Non-Banking Treasury at Pughoboto was discussed where the ADC said that as per the direction of RBI, non- banking Conversion to Banking treasury policy has been adopted. The Minister also said that opening of Treasury Office in Pughoboto town is most essential to bring more developmental activities in the area. He asked the Departments to move for Drawing Disbursing Officer (DDO) status and enclose necessary documents to fulfill the criteria to open up Treasury office.

While deliberating on the HSLC Exam Center, the Minister said that to establish the Center it requires enrollment, bank, post office and school building. He lamented that Pughoboto is one of the oldest administration set up to complete 50 years but still lacks an exam center. He also encouraged the five villages’ joint village council under Asukiqa not to send their children outside their areas so as to maintain good enrollment and thereby give efforts to bring exam center in next year.

Expressing concern over climate change, the Minister said that tree plantation has been fixed on 7th May 2016. For the beautification of the area, he requested the villages to co-operate with the officials during the plantation drive and cited examples of developed countries like US which advocates country living. The Minister also encouraged awareness on rainwater harvesting.

Police outpost at Asukiqa, and other proposals submitted would be taken up in the current year, the Minister said. He said that Hydro-project in Chesilemi for which he has been struggling for the last 26 years has been approved will be started shortly.

ADC, Avelu Ruho thanked the Asukiqa area people, especially to Kitami, for allowing them to conduct the meeting which is held in order to foster co-operation and to advocate departmental activities. She also highlighted on the disaster management fund.

Other agenda included Town Council, Inter Departmental Badminton to be kicked off from 6th April evening after the SDPDB meeting at Ghathashi town. SDO ( C ) Pughoboto,  Er.Namang Sepong chang also shared his experiences of how Pungro Sub Division got the HSLC Exam Centre during his time as administrator.

The Kitami Council Chairman was also acknowledged by the SDPDB members.

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