The 10th edition of International Tourism Mart was held at Mizoram

The 10th edition of International Tourism Mart was held at R. Dengthuama Stadium, Aizawl, Mizoram w.e.f 17th to 19th November 2022.
The event organized annually by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at different locations of North East for the promotion of the rich natural and cultural heritage of the eight northeastern States was formally inaugurated by the Honโ€™ble Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and DoNER, Shri G Kishan Reddy and Honโ€™ble Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri Zoramthanga
in the presence of the Secretary, MoT and other senior officials from MoT, senior officials from the Govt of Mizoram, State Delegates and Industry Stakeholders.
The State Tourism Department was represented by Ms. Karma D. Youtso, Special Secretary along with Shri. Prashant Pakhrin, Assistant Director of Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Government of Sikkim. Smt Leepandi Targain took part as a local tourism stakeholder from the state.
Ms. Karma D Youtso in her series of presentations threw light on the different initiatives taken by the State Government to develop and promote tourism in the state.
Presentation on the steps taken by the State to promote responsible and sustainable tourism by highlighting rural tourism development and promotion initiatives taken by the department and Investment opportunities in the tourism sector of Sikkim was also shared with the tourism industry stakeholders gathered from across the country during the session on sustainable tourism and investment opportunities in the North East Region. Ms. Youtso also participated in the panel
discussions held separately on sustainable tourism and tourism investment opportunities in the State.

MLA Shri Em Prasad Sharma visited the house which caught fire

Pakyong, October, 22(IPR): MLA Shri Em Prasad Sharma visited the house of Shri Dhan Bahadur Rai at Linzey Raigoan, below Assam Linzey Sr. Sec School, which caught fire at around 10 pm on 21st October night and was gutted in fire within a short time.
Shri Sharma gave full assurance for further support to the family and directed the concerned department to take swift action and also instructed them to provide relief funds to the family at the earliest.
Shri Sharma was accompanied by Shri Ganza Bhutia- Chairperson, Excise Department, DPO Pakyong- Shri Sonam Zangpo Bhutia along with Revenue Surveyor and government officials.

Secretary Shri Yogendra Sharma, Department of IT, Election Observer for Soreng District reached Soreng

Soreng, Oct 18 (IPR): Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Government of Sikkim, Shri Yogendra Sharma, who is the Election Observer for Soreng District for the upcoming Panchayat Elections, reached Soreng today.
He was welcomed by the District Collector cum Election Returning Officer, Soreng District, Shri Bhim Thatal.
The Election Observer made a brief inspection of the nomination filing process and interacted with the officials engaged in the elections.

A total of 55 aspiring candidates filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Panchayat Election 2022

Gangtok, 16th October 2022(IPR): A total of 55 aspiring candidates filed their nomination papers for the upcoming Panchayat Election 2022 at the Office of the District Collector, Sichey, on Sunday, the fifth day of filing the nominations, for different Territorial Constituency and Gram Panchayat Ward under Gangtok District.
11 nominations have been received for Zilla Panchayat Territorial Constituency.
Likewise, 6 candidates from Nandok Saramsa Block filed their nominations.
For Martam Block, 8 candidates have filed their nominations.
Similarly, 18 candidates from Rakdong Tintek Block filed their nominations.
Likewise, 9 candidates from Ranka Block have filed their nominations.
For Khamdong Block, 3 candidates have filed their nominations.
Altogether,44 nominations for Gram Panchayat Units under Gangtok District have been recorded today.
The Returning Officer Shri Ragul K, DC, Gangtok, along with five Assistant Returning Officers, Shri Tushar Nikhare, ADC, Gangtok, Shri Hemant Rai, ADC, Hq, Smt Radha Pradhan ADC, Development, Gangtok, Shri Robin Pd Sewa, SDM, Gangtok and Tshering Bhutia, SDM, Gangtok facilitated the nomination process.
The nomination process started on the 12th of October and will conclude on the 18th of October, 2022.
The scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held on 19th October from 11 am at the conference hall of the District Administrative Centre, Sichey.

Third day of filing of nominations for the Panchayat Elections, 2022 Namchi District

Namchi, 14th October (IPR): On the third day of filing of nominations for the Panchayat Elections, 2022, 83 nominations for different Gram Panchayat Units and 13 nominations for different Zilla Panchayat Territorial Constituencies under Namchi District were received, today.
It may be mentioned that nominations for the ongoing Panchayat Elections will also be received on Sunday i.e. on 16th October 2022 from 11.00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, it may be also noted that the last date for filing nominations is on 18th October 2022.

๐’๐ข๐ค๐ค๐ข๐ฆ ๐†๐š๐ซ๐ข๐› ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐˜๐จ๐ฃ๐š๐ง๐š inauguration & distribution of ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฒ ๐…๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

Pakyong, September 19 (IPR): The inauguration of “๐’๐ข๐ค๐ค๐ข๐ฆ ๐†๐š๐ซ๐ข๐› ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐˜๐จ๐ฃ๐š๐ง๐š” (SGAY) house under Namcheybung Constituency was held at Namcheubung GPK, Community Hall, Pakyong today. With a total of 11 beneficiaries, the inauguration was done by ๐— ๐—Ÿ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—˜๐—บ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ.
Shri Sharma was accompanied by Advisor (Cultural Department)- Shri Dubu Tshering Bhutia, Advisor (Food & Civil Supplies)- Shri Inchung Bhutia, Shri Tshering Bhutia (retired DIG), OSD Agriculture- Shri P.K Subba, ADC (Dev)- Shri R.B Bhandari, Zilla Panchayats of Namchebung and Gnathang Machong along with BDO Pakyong, BDO Parakha, government officials and local dignitaries
The programme also witnessed the distribution of “๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ค ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ƒ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฒ ๐…๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ” for the months of April 22 to June 22, which was released by Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd to dairy farmers of Gnathang Machong and Namcheybung benefitting over 32 dairy cooperative society, amounting to a total of โ‚น 31,04,150/-.
Under the scheme, all dairy farmers of Sikkim producing and supplying milk through Co-Op Societies, have been receiving Rs. 8 per litre as a Government incentive. This scheme is one of the attractive schemes for the dairy farmers in the state and is received well by the dairy farmers.

The Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture, AH&VS deptts. Shri Lok Nath Sharma called on the Hon’ble Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing

Gangtok, May 20 (IPR)
The Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture, AH&VS deptts. Shri Lok Nath Sharma called on the Hon’ble Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing Shri PC Gaddigaudar (MP Lok Sabha), here in the capital Gangtok, this evening.
The meeting also had the presence of the Additional Secretary Lok Sabha Secretariat Shri Shiv Kumar, Joint Secretary – Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture Govt. of India Geetha Meetina, Secretary Horticulture department, Govt. of Sikkim Shri BB Subba, Additional Director Horticulture Shri BL Dahal, officials and others.
At the outset Hon’ble Minister Lok Nath Sharma offered khada and extended warm welcome to the visiting dignitaries. He briefed on the existing scenario of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors in the state of Sikkim. He drew lights on difficult topographical features of himalayan state of Sikkim and urged the Hon’ble Chairman to consider such notable factors in allocation of fund under centrally sponsored schemes. Minister Sharma also urged for early release of fund, so that the schemes can be implemented on stipulated time frame to benefit the farmers in Sikkim. He also stressed upon need to conduct empirical studies and research work with a prime objective to revive the declining crop of few varieties.
He also touched upon several initiatives undertaken by the state government under the leadership of the Chief Minister to enhance the organic production and benefit the farmers at large.
The Hon’ble Chairman Shri Gaddigaudar has been leading the thirteenth members deligation of Parliamentary Standing Committee on four days visit of Sikkim on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing with prime focus on Mission Integrated Development on Horticulture (MIDH) and Organic Farming Sikkim

As per the direction of the Government to provide assistance and information in matters related to office practices especially to the rural people the Block Administrative Centre (BAC), Namchi has started โ€œHelp Deskโ€ cum โ€œSingle Windowโ€ in its office premises

Namchi, 2 May : As per the direction of the Government to provide assistance and information in matters related to office practices especially to the rural people the Block Administrative Centre (BAC), Namchi has started โ€œHelp Deskโ€ cum โ€œSingle Windowโ€ in its office premises w.e.f. 02.05.2022.
An initiative of the Block Development Officer, Namchi Mr. Tenzing Bhutia the Help Desk primary aims to strengthen the service delivery system of the BAC so that people visiting the place is not cheated of their time and energy.
The Help Desk was inaugurated by Mr. Garjaman Gurung, Group D staff in presence of the BDO, Namchi and the office staff of the BAC.
Two office staff Mr. Simon Rai, Office Assistant and Mrs. Rashmi Subba, Office Supervisor has been assigned to maintain the effective functioning of the โ€˜Help Deskโ€™.
Also with the objective of maintaining good sanitation practices, to ease discomfort and to make aware the females of the importance of health and hygiene the BAC, Namchi started the practice of providing sanitary napkins for the female visitors to address cases of emergency.
Aquagurd filter is also installed at the BAC for its employees and the visitors so that the portable water can easily be accessible for drinking