Neiphiu Rio

  • Nagaland CM hails PM Modi’s ‘timely step’ to provide free vaccine
    Kohima, June 8 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has hailed the decision of the Government of India announced by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on June 7 to provide free vaccine to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age as a ‘decisive and timely step.’ Taking to Twitter after the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Monday, Rio said he was grateful to Modi for the “decisive & timely step to provide free vaccine to all Indian citizens abov
  • Nagaland CM, H&FW Minister take first shot of COVID-19 vaccine
    Morung Express News Dimapur | March 3 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Minister, S Pangnyu Phom today joined others in taking the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine. Nagaland Governor R N Ravi also received  the first dose of the vaccine in New Delhi on March 2.  They further appealed all eligible people to come forward and get themselves vaccinated without hesitation. Rio took the vaccine along with his wife Kaisa Rio at
  • Air cargo service takes flight
    111 cartons of produce from Nagaland carried to Delhi Morung Express News Dimapur | March 2 The much-awaited air cargo services at Dimapur Airport was flagged off by Nagaland Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio, on March 2. On the first day, the air cargo services carried 111 cartons of organic fruits and vegetables grown in Nagaland state straight to Delhi. It included perishable and non-perishable fruits and vegetables including some finished products. Horticulture officials
  • ‘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
  • ‘One Solution’: NLA adopts Government resolution on Indo-Naga political issue
    Early resolution remains at top of Govt’s political agenda: Rio Our Correspondent Kohima | February 18 The Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) today adopted a government resolution on Indo-Naga political issue, which among others, called for an ‘honourable, inclusive and acceptable to the people as “One Solution” without any further delay. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio moved for introduction and adoption of the resolution on the floor of the House at the
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Nagaland CM presents Rs 2679.46 crore deficit budget for 2021-22
    Morung Express News Kohima | February 18 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on February 18 presented the State Budget with the estimated deficit for the current fiscal 2021-22 at Rs 2679.46 crore. The deficit included current negative balance of Rs 365.33 crore and a negative opening balance of Rs 2314.13 from the previous year.  Rio, the Minister incharge of Finance, presented the budget at the 7th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Thurs
  • ‘Time to rise above differences’
    Nagaland CM calls for ‘united final push’ for solution Kohima, February 16 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday stressed the need to rise above differences and come together for the greater cause. Speaking at the 7th session of the 13th NLA, the CM stated that a political solution that is honourable and acceptable to the Naga people would usher in a new era of rapid economic growth, all round progress and greater employment opportunities for the
  • State unable to make profit on resale of power: Nagaland CM
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 16 Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today stated that although the supply condition of power in the state has greatly improve and Nagaland was the first state in the North East to each 100% of all recognized villages, “it is unable to make a profit on resale of power.” Replying this to MLA Amenba Yaden on the floor of the House, Rio, who is minister  in-charge of power  stated that those loses are mainly due to widely
  • Towards self sufficiency: Nagaland CM calls for revival of work culture
    •    Farmers market in all district HQs •    Sechü Zubza Village Council Hall inaugurated Our Correspondent Kohima | January 28 Nagaland Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio today said that COVID-19 pandemic has taught lessons on the need to attain self sufficiency in the Agri and allied sector and called for a revival of work culture in the society. The CM said that everyone has to live up to the principle of ‘work and eat&rsquo
  • Nagaland CM bats for green spaces in urban cities, towns
    Two more public parks to come up Dimapur, three in Kohima  Morung Express News Dimapur | January 21 As urban cities and towns in Nagaland get increasingly congested with rapid growth in population, buildings and other infrastructures, Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has called for creation of more green spaces like parks and recreational centers. The Chief Minister said setting up of green spaces would make a difference to the overall wellbeing of urban citizens, who are oth
  • Dzükou fire: Nagaland CM conducts aerial survey
    Kohima, January 5 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio undertook an aerial survey of Dzükou Valley on January 5 to get an assessment of the damages caused by the forest fires as well as the operations being carried out to contain and douse the fire. A statement issued by the press and media cell of the Chief Minister’s Office informed that the CM surveyed the patches in the valley which had got burned due to the forest fires and portions where the forest fires