Solution to Naga's political problem probably soon: Neiphiu Rio

KOHIMA: Prime Minister Neiphiu Rio On Sunday he greeted people on the occasion of the 57th State Day, and said that the long-awaited solution to the annoying political problem Naga could be in sight.

Addressing people in Khouchiezie (Kohima), where the Reserve Battalion of India had organized a program on the occasion, said negotiations between the Naga Political Groups and the Center have concluded and that the people of the state will witness the history soon.

We (the nagas) are on the verge of history; We could be very close to a final solution. The negotiations between the various Naga political groups and the Center have concluded, he said.

Among others present at Khouchiezie were the Deputy Chief Minister and Patton, the Chief Secretary Temjen Toy and a large number of cabinet ministers.

Today, we are grateful to remind visionary leaders who made sacrifices for the status of Nagaland State, the prime minister said.

Rio thanked all negotiating parties for their magnanimity, spirit of understanding and foresight to make progress in the Naga political talks.

The long-awaited solution to the political problem of the Naga seems to be within reach and that fills us with anticipation and happiness. This should also make the Nagas realize that the great responsibility lies with them to ensure that every step taken is in the right direction, the prime minister said.

He clarified that his government was firm in its commitment to guarantee the progress and development of the people of the state in all spheres.

Maintaining that agriculture remained the main occupation of the Nagas, he said the government had been promoting organic agriculture in the state, as it would double the income of the peasants.

More than 1,460,603 small marginal farmers were added to the list of beneficiaries of PM-Kisan. An amount of approximately Rs 54.60 million rupees were deposited directly into the individual accounts of the farmers, he said.

Rio called on the people of the state to work firmly to make Nagaland one of the most admired and developed states in the country.

The beautiful landscape of Nagaland and its rich and vibrant culture made the state one of the most interesting tourist destinations in the country, he said.

We are continuously working to improve and expand the tourism sector in the state, he added.