A picture more powerful than words! Kohima, the No:1 Smart City of North East India, Making a Difference

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Kohima, October 2 (NE): Have you ever wondered how Kohima ranked No:1 Smart City, among the ten North East Smart City?

During the state level programme on Urban Missions which was held today at Kohima, Cheif Minister Neiphiu Rio said “Kohima was selected as one of the 100 smart cities on 20th September 2016. Implementation of projects have begun in full swing and we are currently ranked 1st among the 10 North East Smart Cities.”

Yes, successful Implementation! That’s what making the difference. Kohima stands different in its implementation of the Smart City projects and making a model for others to follow.

A picture more powerful than words! One example;

Thanks to Yinjun C Naam, a student of Kohima science college and first runner-up winner of the “Kohima Smart City innovation challenge” who designed the Drain filter, installed successfully in strategic locations of the tributary drains and streams. Now as you can see, the picture speaks more powerful than any words.

The drainage nets or so-called “trash traps” were placed to reduce the discharge of soild wastes, plastic wastes, etc from drainage systems. The nets are designed and placed to stop solid waste carried by the drainage water before it flows into the nature reserves.

This kind of waste management was proven to be extremely efficient and cost-effective, as manual labor (workers collect the trash by hands) was reduced to a bare minimum. Traps are relatively easy to install, and when they get full – they are picked up and replaced with a new one.

Save Dzüvürü campaign which was officially launched on June 5, 2019 by advisor, Rural Development, Dr. Nicky Kire, the Kohima Smart City under it’s “100 days campaign on Sanitation” collaborated with the Kohima Village Students Union (KVSU) and installed drain nets/sieves in strategic locations of the tributary drains and streams to collect garbage before it reaches the main river.

This is a joint venture of the Kohima village Students Union and the Kohima Smart City to save our rivers and water bodies. The ward sanitation committees are overseeing the very crucial role of removing the nets when it gets full and replacing with a new one.

As we all know, this kind of unique ideas and many other projects requires cooperation from the citizens to achieve a lasting success. There is no better time than today, as whole nation marks 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with cleanliness drives and other activities. Let’s us all join hands together in making a better Nagaland.

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(Note:This report is based on one implemented project among the many by KSC)