Nagaland Budget 2021-22

  • Nagaland Budget 2021-22: Rhetoric over substance
    Dr Moa Jamir A government budget, apart from being in the annual financial statement of the estimated government expenditure and receipts, has transformed beyond mere monitoring of how the government receives and spends resources. It is an important platform to review and announce specific economic and other policies of the incumbent government with the ultimate objective to ensure sustained development and enhance citizen welfare. Different sectors of the economy, experts and th
  • NLA passes two bills, annual administrative reports laid down
    Second annual report of Nagaland Lokayukta tabled Our Correspondent Kohima | February 19 On the fifth and last day of the 7th Session of 13th NLA, Chief Minister and Minister in-charge of Finance, Neiphiu Rio moved the Nagaland Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill and the Nagaland Appropriation (No.1, No. 2, No. 3) Bill 2021 and passed the Bills. The CM also laid down annual administrative report copy of the following departments for the year 2020-21:
  • CM terms Nagaland Budget 2021-22 as ‘very balanced’
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 19 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today termed the Nagaland Budget for the year 2021-22 as “very balanced” which talked about innovation, youth and welfare programmes, with top priority given to agri and allied sector, health care and education. He stated that this in his concluding remark during general discussion on budget at the 7th session of the 13th NLA here. “You should not brush away the good budget,” he replied
  • ‘Govt committed to empower PwDs’
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18 Nagaland Government is committed to empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)and to ensure their full and effective participation and inclusion in society, stated Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today.  Towards this end, the State Government has notified the Nagaland Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules 2019, he highlighted while presenting the State Budget 2021-22 at the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on February 18. He fu
  • Nagaland Police to establish new NAP Platoon Posts
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 18 With the objective of controlling “illegal activities and infiltration of illegal immigrants,” the Nagaland Police is setting up new NAP (Nagaland Armed Police) Platoon Posts along the border in Mokokchung and Wokha. “The State Police is setting up new NAP Platoon Posts along the border at Mokokchung and Wokha to control illegal activities and infiltration of illegal immigrants,” Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
  • Nagaland plans to start Medical College from 2022-23 academic year
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 18 If all goes well, Nagaland’s first medical college, Kohima Medical College (KMC) will start taking admission from next year. “We plan to apply for starting the Kohima Medical College from the academic year 2022-23 to the National Medical Commission. It will start initially with the NHAK as a Teaching Hospital,” Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio stated on February 18. Presenting the State Budget 2021-22 at the 7th se
  • Nagaland plans ‘Iconic Projects’ each constituency
    Kohima, February 18 (MExN): Under the Local Area Development Programme (LAPD), Nagaland Government has introduced the concept of ‘Iconic Projects’ to be taken up in each constituency, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio informed today.  Presenting the 2021-22 State Budget in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, he added that each Member of the House as the representative of people can take up projects as per the specific actual needs.  Meanwhile, Rio further said that
  • Nagaland State Developmental Outlay for 2021-22 at Rs 700 crore
    Focus on agri sector for a self-sustaining economy, says CM Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that the budget for the year 2021-22 was affected by the financial crisis caused by the pandemic. However, seeing the steady pace of recovery of the country’s economy and high expectations of a resurgent growth in the year ahead, I have fixed the State Developmental Outlay for 2021-22 at Rs 700 crore, Rio said. Rio said this is an increas
  • Nagaland Govt takes note of struggling energy sector, finally
    Morung Express News Dimapur/Kohima | February 18 The Nagaland state government appears to have finally taken notice of the energy sector. Ignored year after year and hardly ever getting any mention, this struggling sector was up for discussion in the Assembly on February 18. During the discussion, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, took note of the losses being incurred by the Power sector, terming it as “no longer acceptable.” The CM said that the revenue collected by t
  • ‘I do not propose to raise any new taxes’: CM Rio
    Says taking measures to mobilize additional revenue Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18 Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that in view of the difficult situation that the state is facing now, “I do not propose to raise any new taxes. However, we have to make all possible efforts to increase revenue collections through measures such as better enforcement and steps to check leakage of revenue.” As a part of this exercise, instructions have been issued to all
  • Govt will curtail expenditure to avert potential financial collapse: Rio
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18 Stating that the finances of the state during 2020-21 has been severely affected due to the lockdowns during the pandemic, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that “as a result the State’s revenue receipts - both from our own resources as well as Share of Union Taxes and Duties have fallen far below initial estimations projected in the budget.” Going by present trends, the state own revenues are expected to fall by about 10% f
  • ‘Nagaland Govt introducing innovative ideas for youth’
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 18  Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today maintained that the State Government is introducing innovative ideas and announcement for youth aimed at generating employment as well as leisure and entertainment.  Presenting the State Budget 2021-22 at the 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) on February 18, he informed that the Strategic Committee on Economic Affairs headed by the Chief Minister has come up wi
  • Hornbill Festival among Nagaland’s biggest intellectual properties
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 18  The Hornbill Festival is one of Nagaland’s biggest intellectual properties and is an economic booster, Nagaland Chief Minster Neiphiu Rio declared today. For a mere investments of a few crores, it generates an economic impact of close to a 100 crore, he said, presenting the presenting the 2021-22 State Budget.  He also vowed that the 2021 edition of the Hornbill Festival will be organised as “the biggest ever eve
  • Aims to make Nagaland music & arts’ capital: CM
    Announces CM’s Music & Arts Scholarships, Conservatory of Folk & Traditional Music Morung Express News Kohima | February 18 The State Government is aiming to make Nagaland a capital of the music and arts industry, promised Chief Minister, announcing a slew of initiatives for the sector.   Among others, it included the Chief Minister’s Scholarship for Music & Arts from this year onwards.  “This scholarship will ensure professional
  • Nagaland State Developmental Outlay for various departments
    Our Correspondent  Kohima | February 18 The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio presented the budget for the year 2021-22 on February 18. Rio, the Minister incharge of Finance, presented the budget at the 7th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly where the State Developmental Outlay for various departments were highlighted.  Agriculture and Allied Sector: Rio stated that the Agri and Allied sector is going to be the most important aspect of our strateg