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Nagaland ex-CS Gokhale visits Bamboo Resource Center

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Kohima | Tuesday, Nov 5 2013 IST
Former Chief Secretary of Nagaland and Padmashri Award winner Achyut Madhav Gokhale paid a goodwill visit to the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, Dimapur yesterday. According to a press release issued by Dr. Tolto Metha, Member of the Nagaland Bamboo Mission-IT today Mr. Gokhale visited the various units of the Centre and interacted with the team leader and members of the Agency. He was accompanied by his wife and members of the NEPED, and was visibly impressed with all the activities undertaken by the Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency under the supervision of the Team Leader of the NBDA, Khrienuo C. Metha. He will be visiting all the other Missions under the APC. During his tenure as the Chief Secretary of Nagaland A. M. Gokhale was instrumental in making a major difference to the lives of people in about 1000 villages almost all villages barring some 100 odd villages in the state as a result of Gokhale's Nagaland Empowerment of People through Economic Development (NEPED) project. He is the brainchild behind planting 7 million trees covering almost 5500 hectares of land under the statewide scheme to promote livelihood through Alder tree plantation. Mention must be made that during Gokhale's tenure at the Union Ministry of Rural Development in the Centre, funds for rural employment were directly transferred to Gram Panchayats under the then newly launched Jawahar Rojgar Yojana, taking inspiration from Nagaland's Village Development Board experience, the release said.

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