Youth must take up challenges facing Nagaland

Advisor Imnatiba launches the livelihood generation programme for returned migrant workers due to COVID-19 pandemic for Nagaland at the Civil Secretariat, Kohima on September 28. (DIPR Photo)
Advisor Imnatiba launches the livelihood generation programme for returned migrant workers due to COVID-19 pandemic for Nagaland at the Civil Secretariat, Kohima on September 28. (DIPR Photo)

Nagaland Govt launches livelihood generation prog for returnees 

Morung Express News
Kohima | September 28

The youth must wake up to the challenges facing Nagaland and turn every problem into opportunities, Advisor Imnatiba said today. 

Launching the portal for ‘Livelihood Generation Programme for Returned Migrant Workers Due to COVID-19 Pandemic’ at the Nagaland Civil Secretariat, Kohima on September 28, he further called for discarding negative mindset and work together to turn dreams into reality.

The programme is aimed at helping returnees start their own enterprises, a DIPR report informed.

‘The primary objective is to target the issues of unemployment and displacement caused by the pandemic,’ said Imnatiba, the Advisor to Industries & Commerce (I&C), Labour & Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

The programme was a direct outcome of the efforts of the State Government under Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, he maintained. 

What is the programme?
The North Eastern Council (NEC) funded scheme, among others, promised to provide awareness and re-orientation programme, capacity building session, re-skilling of identified beneficiaries and seed money or monetary assistance. 

Commissioner & Secretary I&C, Kekhrievor Kevichusa while giving a brief statement on the implementation of the scheme said that among others, awareness and reorientation programme would be conducted through online process after identifying a team of resource persons from different areas and sectors of enterprises.

Capacity building and skilling will also be provided based on the areas of enterprises identified by the participants, he said.  

On successful completion of the capacity building, seed money or machinery assistance shall be provided to the participants to start their own enterprises, he added. 

Director I&C, K Hokishe Assumi stated that with the support of NEC and State Government, the department took up the programme to support and train migrant workers who have returned to the State, to build their own enterprises.

A total of 100 participants will be selected after undergoing a four-stage selection process.

Registration and eligibility 
The step-by-step online registration process has been activated at the dedicated portal hosted on Nagaland’s Industries & Commerce department website https://industry.nagaland.gov.in. The registrations, open from September 28 till October 7 will be online only. 

The portal further laid down some eligibility criteria for the programme. Besides being an indigenous migrant worker from Nagaland, the returnee should have registered with the State COVID-19 returnees’ portal.

In addition, the returnee should have reached Nagaland via Special Train, Airway, or Roadway between May 22 - August 6, 2020 and posses release documents or certificate from an assigned Quarantine Centres.

For further queries, the department can be contacted at +917630947886, email: industrynaga.media@gmail.com (9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Saturday).