SIKKIM’S DHARA VIKAS INITIATIVE

SIKKIM’S DHARA VIKAS INITIATIVE GETS APPRECIATED AT THE ‘BHUJAL MANTHAN’ CONVENTION IN NAGPUR

Nagpur, Feb 17: (IPR) The Dhara Vikas initiative of the Rural Management & Development Department, Government of Sikkim was widely appreciated at the ‘Bhujal Manthan’, a crucial two-day convention on ground water conservation, held at Kavivarya Suresh Bhat Auditorium of Nagpur. The Convention was inaugurated on Friday at the hands of Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari.

In his inaugural address, the Minister lauded the Dhara Vikas initiative of Sikkim as a model for other States to follow, and apprised the illustrious gathering that he had specially invited the state of Sikkim to showcase and explain its Dhara Vikas programme.

On behalf of the State of Sikkim, Additional Secretary cum PD MGNREGA, RMDD, Government of Sikkim, Mrs Sarika Pradhan shared the Dhara Vikas program of the State with the Convention today. Sikkim was also represented in the convention by Dr. Subhash Dhakal, OSD, RMDD.

While the officials and scientists of the different Water Resources Departments of the country got together to brainstorm on the increasingly scarce resource that ground water is becoming, the convention was also attended by three Union Ministers of State (MoS) and two Members of Parliament.

The two-day Convention came to a conclusion today.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichayee Yojana

Dzongu, 15th Feb 2018(IPR): A field visit to Noom Panang village was done by the District Collector, North Shri Karma R Bonpo, IAS. The District Collector was accompanied by the Addl Director, AHLF&VS, MD North Sikkim Milk Union, BDO Dzongu, Dy Director Horticulture, DIO North, AE Roads & Bridges, AE Irrigation, AE Agriculture and various field staff.
Noom Panang is a remote village located in Passingdang Saffo GPU and the team had to trek for an hour to reach the village from Lingthem. A ward Sabha was organized and during the Sabha an interaction with the district officials was held.
The village of Noom Panang is currently one of few vegetable clusters in the district and is currently producing vegetables which are sent to Gangtok. The local people evinced keen interest to produce vegetables on a large scale as per the organic mission of the Government of Sikkim. However due to the shortage of water in the village the vegetable production was being hampered. The village does not have any road connectivity and the people stated that it lead to huge transportation costs which eats their profit margins. The people therefore demanded that road connectivity and water supply works be taken up on priority to give further fillip to the organic production. The people stated that in order to take up dairy farming a stockman centre at Passingdang was required.
The District Collector North stated that the water supply for irrigation will be taken up under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichayee Yojana (PMKSY) and the work will be taken up shortly by the Agriculture Department. The District Collector North directed the Assistant Engineer, Roads & Bridges to take up the preparation for DPR for road connectivity. Further the District Collector appealed to the villagers to revive the co-operative societies and set up milk collection centre. He said the villages should also focus on dairy farming for livelihood generation and to aid the organic mission in the villages. The district Collector promised that all help will be extended by the district administration for getting loans for dairy farming under Diary Entrepreneurship Development Scheme of NABARD. The District Collector also visited the ICDS Centers and the Primary school of the villages. He said the necessary repairs of these centers will be undertaken.
The Local Public heartily welcomed the team and were delighted to have the team in the villages. They further stated that they will readily work with the district administration in making the organic mission of the State Government a big success.

NOTICE

It is for information of all the Homestay operators/owners
( private and Government) that Tourism and
Civil Aviation Department, Government of Sikkim is organizing one day Training Programme in all the four district as per the Schedule given below.:
East District : 6 th march 2018 at Paryatan Bhawan, Gangtok.
North District : 8 th March 2018 at Zilla Panchayat Bhawa, Mangan.
South District : 10 th March 2018 at SICB Karfectar, Jorethang
West District : 12 th 2018 at Zilla Panchayat Bhawan, Gyalshing
Therefore, all the interested homestay operators/owners may submit their application to the Joint/Deputy Director of Tourism and Civil Aviation of concerned District on or before
24th February 2018 (during office hour )beyond which no applications shall be entertained.
The Department shall issue participation certificate to all on completion of said training. However, no TA/DA shall be paid for attending the training programme.
Deputy Secretary (Adm)
Tourism and Civil Aviation Department

ORDER No. SKM/GOV/2018/7055

A subsequent Order No. SKM/GOV/2018/7055 dated 13th February, 2018 from the Office of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim reads:
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim, hereby summon the Sikkim Legislative Assembly to meet on 6th March, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Gangtok.
I, further direct that the Secretary, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, shall notify the Members accordingly.
Sd/-
(Shriniwas Patil)
Governor of Sikkim

ORDERS No. SKM/GOV/2018/7054

Gangtok, Feb 13: (IPR) The following Order No. SKM/GOV/2018/7054 dated 10th February, 2018 of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim is hereby circulated for general information.
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim, hereby prorogue the Sikkim Legislative Assembly which was summoned to meet on 15th March, 2017.
Sd/-
(Shriniwas Patil)
Governor of Sikkim
The same was forwarded by Secretary, Legal, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Government of Sikkim, vide Notification No. 02/LL&PAD/2018 dated 12/02/18.
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A subsequent Order No. SKM/GOV/2018/7055 dated 13th February, 2018 from the Office of the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim reads:
ORDER
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Shriniwas Patil, Governor of Sikkim, hereby summon the Sikkim Legislative Assembly to meet on 6th March, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Gangtok.
I, further direct that the Secretary, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, shall notify the Members accordingly.
Sd/-
(Shriniwas Patil)
Governor of Sikkim

DC (South) Mr. Raj Yadav inspected District Hospital, Namch

Namchi, 10th Feburary(IPR): A team led by DC (South) Mr. Raj Yadav inspected District Hospital, Namchi today. The hospital has also been awarded the best hospital under Kayakalp Activity recently, the credit of which goes to the diligent efforts of officers, staff and community participation. The inspection was done in presence of CMO & DMS (South) and the team was informed that the entire carpeting works had not been completed but has been started by Mahaveer and Parsuram contractor. Similarly, Purushutam Agarwal would be requested to complete the maintenance of floor near the main entrance of the Hospital. The DC South also gave several instructions which are as under:

1. DMS has been directed to clean up all the sign boards. Further, new sign boards already installed by axis bank, but still some requirement of new sign boards are there, the private banks would be requested to install them through their CSR funds.

2. All old bulbs were to be replaced with LED bulbs. All power cables, lines were to be maintained within fifteen days.

3. DC has directed the DMS to get the pathway inside the Hospital painted at the earliest.

4. He inspected the toilets. Several direction regarding maintenance and cleanliness of toilets were given. The old worn out doors, leakage were to be maintained at the earliest. Several switch boards were left open posing threat to public, hence the same was to be maintained.

4. The DC has directed to install Exhaust Fans in all wards whereever necessary.

5. The Paediatric ward was well maintained. The DC has further urged the hospital ward staffs to complete the remaining painting work to make it look more beautiful.

6. All sign boards to be fixed on the wall properly.

7. Repairing & Painting of old chairs and benches was to be done at the earliest.

8. Installation of Digital Watches outside the wards will be done.

9. The Inverter in the Labour room was not functioning properly. The same would either be repaired or New one would be purchased by DC office.

10. A new inverter would be purchased for Blood Bank, Namchi to keep all necessary equipment functional by DC office.

The District Collector has thanked immensely who have lent their hands in supporting the Kayakalp initiatives of the Administration namely Taxi Driver Association(South), We Care Group, Drishti, Police, Sr Sec School(Namchi), Sailesh Pradhan, Axis Bank (Namchi), Anjuman Islamia Samaj, Shri Satya Sai Foundation,NYK and Dokham Hotel(Namchi). Due to their contribution we were able to make our hospital best and got awarded under Kayakalp.