SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
Disclosures Under Sec 4 of Right to Information Act 2005
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
Right to information and obligations of public authorities
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(i) The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties. Click here
(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees. Click here
(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; Click here
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions; Click here
(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions; Click here
(vi) a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control; Click here
(vii) the particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof; Click here
(viii) a statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public; Click here
(ix) a directory of its officers and employees; Click here
(x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations. Click here
(xi) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; Click here
(xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; Click here
(xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it; Click here
(xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; Click here
(xv) the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use; Click here
(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Click here
(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year; Click here
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION
MANUAL -I: PARTICULARS OF THE ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
The Department of Soil & Water Conservation is an Agri & Allied Sector Department. It was bifurcated from the Department of Agriculture and duly established as a fully-fledged Department in 1968.
Since its establishment with a bare skeletal staff, the Department has grown both in manpower and infrastructure as well as developmental activities. Today, the Department can boast of 780 officers and staff and also offices all over the State.
The Prevailing geo-physio-climatic condition and the agricultural practices of the people define the mandate of the Department of Soil & Water Conservation is to conserve, develop and manage natural resources like land and water in a sustainable manner. This mandate of the Department, in the context of the ever increasing population and the prevailing global climate change scenario, is becoming more and more critical for all round sustainable development of the State. It is, therefore, pertinent and imperative to think globally and act locally so as to achieve sustainable food security, adapt and mitigate climate change and sustain healthy environment not only for the present generation but also for posterity.
Towards this end, the Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Government of Nagaland has been taking up Soil and Water Conservation oriented activities to put land and water resources to optimum uses with special emphasis on increasing agricultural production and to sustain the increased production without adversely affecting the natural resources thereby sustaining a healthy environment. The Department acknowledges that conservation of natural resources such as land and water on sustainable basis is gaining more and more importance in the backdrop of ever increasing demand for food in the midst of alarming degradation of the indispensable natural resources and the noticeable climate change happening in the State of Nagaland. Negligence of such a very important aspect of development in a hilly state like ours which is receiving high annual rainfall with highly erosive surface water run-off potential alongwith extensive practice of shifting cultivation can cause irreparable damage to the indispensable natural resources thereby triggering devastating natural calamities of unimaginable magnitude causing untold hardship to the people. Adoption of appropriate conservation technology is, therefore, thought to be imperative to achieve sustainable food security for all the people of the State; to mitigate or adopt to the inevitable climate change and to avert catastrophes such as drought, floods, famine etc; and to sustain healthy natural resources for posterity.
Such has been the endeavour of the Department and building on the experiences and achievements of the previous years the Department continue various soil and water conservation oriented schemes during the year 2017-18 focusing on the identified problems and keeping in mind the long term policy and vision of the Department.
2. Name of the Organization:
The Department of Soil & Water Conservation.
The Department has embarked on a policy of sustainable production and protection through environmentally viable measures and conservation of natural resources. Special effort has been made to generate employment in rural areas.
The policy of the Department is, therefore, to put the land to optimum uses as per their capabities and treating them as per their needs to develop, conserve and manage natural resources like land and water and by adopting appropriate soil and water conservation measures, in an integrated manner on watershed basis .This can ultimately lead to healthy environment, enhance productivity, stabilize people’s economy and thereby ensure peace, progress and prosperity in the State
4. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
The commitment and the endeavour of the Department is to bring about sustainable development in harmony with nature through optimum development and judicious utilization of natural resources by overcoming the following problems:
a. Hilly natural terrain highly susceptible to soil erosion.
b. High annual rainfall with excessive surface run-off during summer and drought like situation in winter.
c. Extensive practice of shifting cultivation.
5. MISSIONS AND VISIONS:
The vision of the Department is, therefore, to develop, conserve and manage natural resources like land and water and to put them to optimum uses as per their capability and treating them as per their needs by adopting appropriate soil and water conservation measures in an integrated manner on watershed basis. This can ultimately lead to healthy environment, enhance productivity, stabilize people’s economy and thereby ensure peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
6. KEY OBJECTIVES:
The Department, thus, with the key objectives, “Scientific Development, Conservation and Management of Land and Water Resources for Sustainable EconomicDevelopment and Healthy Natural Environment of the State” has been implementing various schemes/projects by taking up various soil and water conservation oriented activities,
that is, land development in the form of bench terracing, half moon terracing, contour etc.,for conserving moisture, mitigating soil erosion, sustaining soil fertility and productivity of arable land, and graded contour trenching, gully control structures, forestry, agrostology, etc.,on non arable land. Water conservation measures or water resources development structures such as embankments across streams and rivers, water harvesting ponds, etc., to mitigate flood, drought and soil erosion. Such structures arrest run-off water, check top soil erosion and contain stream bank erosion and flush floods. They do encourage slow percolation of water into the soil which recharges the perennial springs, stabilize water flow in the streams and rivers, ensure sustain irrigation, encourage luxuriant vegetative growth and promoting rejuvenation of flora and fauna.
7. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
The Department is headed by a Commissioner & Secretary as its Administrative Head in the Government and a Director as its Executive Head in the Directorate level.
At the District level, the District Soil Conservation Officer is responsible for the overall development in the District, who is assisted by Sub- Divisional Officer (SC) and other field staffs. Administrative Staff are present in each office to assist in administrative & establishment matters.
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Manual-II : Powers and Duties of Officers and employees.
|Designation||No.of employees||Powers & Duties|
|1.||Commissioner & Secretary||1||Overall supervision of the Department Administrative Heads.Decision making head on framing and formulation of departmental plans and policies.|
|2.||Addll.Secy.||Nil||To assist the Commissioner & Secretary in discharging the supervision of the Department.|
|3.||Joint Secy.||1||To assist the Addll.Secretary.|
|4.||Under Secretary||1||To assist the Joint Secretary|
|5.||Section officer||1||To assist the Under Secretary|
|6.||Secretariat Assistant||2||All clerical works|
|7.||Steno-III||2||All typing works|
|8.||LDA||1||All clerical works|
|9.||Typist(C)||2||All typing works|
|10.||Jamadar/peon||3||All peon works|
MANUAL III: THE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS,
INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The Department before the formulation of the Projects and Schemes, the meeting is convened by the Head of the Department and decision making involves all the senior officers in the Directorate including the District and all the field officers.
The channel of supervision includes right from the Director level to the Sectoral and Schematic Incharges in the Directorate in close co-ordination with District, Sub Divisional Officers, Field Officers and Project Incharges together supervise the overall activities of the Department programme.
The concerned officers and staff are accountable for timely implementation of the works assigned to them.
MANUAL- IV: The norms set by it for discharge of its functions.
The Department follows the norms laid down by the Government of Nagaland; however, for implementation of the Centrally sponsored Schemes, the Department follows the operational guidelines given by the Ministry of Agriculture.
MANUAL V: THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS HELD BY OR UNDER CONTROL OR USED BY EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING FUNCTIONS
The Department does not have any specific Acts under its administrative control. However, it follows the instructions, rules and regulations issued by the Government of India and Government of Nagaland.
|1.||General Financial Rules|
|2.||Delegation of Financial & Cognate Rules|
|3.||Manual of Office Procedure|
|4.||CSS (L) Rules, 1972|
|5.||Nagaland Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1967|
|6.||Nagaland Government Servants’ Conduct Rules, 1968|
|7.||Operational Guidelines of CSS|
|9.||Fundamental Rules & Supplementary Rules|
|10.||Any other guidelines and policies as prescribed by the Government from time to time.|
|11.||Nagaland Soil & Water Conservation Service Rules 2011|
MANUAL VI: STATEMENT OF CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD OR UNDER CONTROL
Standard guidelines for documents as stipulated by Government from time to time are followed as under.
|Category of documents||Subject||Held by/
under control of
|Financial records, cash book, etc.||Cashier|
|Monthly Expenditure Statement||Accounts Officer|
|Audit Report||D.D.O and Accounts Officer|
|Office Orders and Work Allocation Orders||Registrar|
|Administrative Correspondence with Higher Authorities||Registrar|
|Memos issue and related correspondence||Registrar|
|Matters related to computer||Computer in-charge|
|Matters related to training||Officer Training in-charge|
|Matters related to official tour||Officer Training in-charge|
|Transfer & Posting Orders||Joint Director (Admn)|
|Establishment Matters (Engg)||Matters related to construction||Executive Engineer|
|Finance & Accounts||Matters related to Financial & Accounts||DDO & Accounts Officer|
|Information sent by investigation wing and other Agencies||Registrar|
|Vigilance matters/ Disciplinary Proceedings||Registrar|
|Communication with Higher authorities and lower authorities||Registrar|
|Annual Confidential Reports||Registrar|
MANUAL VII: THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR REPRESENTATION BY THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF:-
There is no such particular arrangement for consultation to the public in relation to formulation of policy; however, Public are directly or indirectly involved in the formulation of policies of any schemes. The farmers’ views are the main inputs for formulation of developmental works for a particular area basing on which policy such as crop zoning is adopted by the Department. The views are reached either through application, verbal discussion/meeting with the district Officials or interaction during training Programmes. Viable views and requirements are prioritized and projected for discussion at the Government level for inclusion in the annual State plan or CSS. On the other hand implementation of both the State and CSS is done with active participation of the District Officials and selected beneficiaries till completion of the projects.
MANUAL-VIII: STATEMENT OF BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVICE, AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETING ARE ACCCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC
There is no such board or committee constituted in the Department as its part for the purpose of advice open to the public. However, the Department is having:
1. Departmental Promotion Committee- consisting of 2 (two) levels of Board (i) Gazetted Officers (ii) Non Gazetted.
i. DPC Board for Gazetted Officers
a) Chairman NPSC – Chairman
b) One member from NPSC nominated by Chairman – Member
c) Comm. & Secy. P&AR Department – Member
d) Comm. & Secy. Finance Department – Member
e) Administrative Head of the Department – Member
f) Head of the Department – Member Secretary
ii. DPC Board for Non Gazetted
a) Head of the Department – Chairman
b) Representative from P &AR Department – Member
c) Representative from Finance Department – Member
d) Representative from Department – Member Secretary
- The Public can approach and get advice from Heads as mentioned below:
i. Administrative Head of the Department.
- Director of Soil & Water Conservation.
MANUAL-IX: A DIRECTORY OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT
|1.||Shri.Vikeyie Kenya||Comm.& Secy.|
|4.||Shri.Vikuonuo Vizo||Under Secy.||9402423351|
|5.||A.Subenthung Jami||Section Officer||9436001226|
|7.||Smti. Nunenino Nagi||S.A|
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MANUAL- X The monthly renumeration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.(As on 31st March, 2016)
Department of Soil & Water Conservation Secretariat level
|Date of birth||Date of entry into service/
|Date of appoint-ment to present
|Place of posting||Date of
|Revised pay level in pay matrix||Gross
|1.||Vikeyie Kenya||Lt. Zekrusul||M||BA(Hons)||Commissioner & Secretary||Regular||27.12.65||05.05.88||04.12.17||N/L Civil
|2.||Neiseii||Lt. Sengulie||F||PU||Jt. Secy||Regular||12.12.65||06.10.86||02.12.16||N/L Civil
|3.||Vikuonuo Vizo||Medo Angami||F||BA||Under secretary||Regular||15.04.72||05.10.93||01.04.17||N/L Civil
|4.||A. Subenthung Jami||Lt.A.Jami||M||M.A||S.O||Regular||06.03.68||09.02.96||15.10.16||N/L Civil
|5.||Lohrü Sani||Lt.D.Kokho||M||PU(A)||S.A||Regular||14.09.73||22.04.94||04.08.09||N/L Civil
|6.||Nunenino Nagi||GolhusieNagi||F||Msc||S.A||Regular||05.03.88||23.07.14||23.07.14||N/L Civil
|7.||Visenyü||Lt. Vikuolie||M||U/Matric||Peon||Regular||04.01.91||04.01.91||N/L Civil
|8.||Orenthung Shitiri||Yantsow Shitiri||M||BA||LDA||Regular||08.10.73||23.04.98||04.08.17||N/L Civil
|9.||V.Chichanbeni Lotha||Vanjamo Lotha||F||BA||Typist(C)||C/paid||03.09.78||17.04.03||17.04.03||N/L Civil
|10.||Sodzukhrienuo||Zasitso Nyusou||F||Cl-X||Typist(C)||C/paid||15.06.70||14.10.92||14.10.92||N/L Civil
|11.||Beduta Tunyi||Pukroyo Tunyi||M||U/matric||Peon||Regular||02.01.78||14.06.07||14.06.07||N/L Civil
|12.||Teyale Seb||Lt.Shany Seb||F||U/matric||Peon(C)||C/paid||10.02.82||30.01.15||30.01.15||N/L Civil
|12.||Sodzukhrienuo||Zasitso Nyusou||F||Cl-X||Typist(C)||C/paid||15.06.70||14.10.92||14.10.92||N/L Civil
|13.||Zubemo Lotha||Nzio Jami||M||U/matric||Jamadar||Regular||20.05.60||01.09.82||01.09.82||N/L Civil
|14.||K.Moa Phom||M.Khauchei||M||U/matric||Peon||Regular||02.01.78||14.06.07||14.06.07||N/L Civil
|15.||Beduta Tunyi||Pukroyo Tunyi||M||U/matric||Peon||Regular||01.01.83||14.06.07||14.06.07||N/L Civil
|16.||Nmhathung patton||Yankharo||M||U/Matric||Peon||Regular||04.03.89||01.08.15||01.08.15||N/L Civil
|17.||Teyale Seb||Lt.Shany Seb||F||U/matric||Peon(C)||C/paid||10.02.82||30.01.15||30.01.15||N/L Civil
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MANUAL-XI: – THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY,INDICATING THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS MADE.
|Sl.No.||Head of account/Scheme||B.E||R.E||Actual expenditure|
|1.||Creation of Nurseries||500000||500000||500000|
|2.||Soil Survey & Testing||900000||900000||900000|
|8.||Capital Outlay (Building)||2000000||2000000||2000000|
- CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES/NEC/NLCPR/EAP(Scheme Wise)
(₹ in Lakh)
|Sl.No||Name of the Scheme||Actual fund release GoI/NEC/NLCPR
|Central Share||State Share|
|a)||Watershed Treatment for Flood Mitigation & Livelihood||405.00||45.00||450.00|
|b)||Watershed Management for Sustainable Agriculture Production and improved Livelihood||111.34||–||111.34|
|c)||Establishment of state soil testing laboratory building and equipments in Kohima||100.00||11.11||111.11|
|2.||Integrated Catchment Area Treatment(Flood Management Programme)||1255.36||139.48||1394.84|
|3.||Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY)||608.25||–||608.25|
Grand Total A+B = 2924.54 Lakhs.
MANUAL-XII:- THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES.
- Integrated Watershed Management Project (IWMP):
Integrated treatment of watershed with appropriate Soil & Water Conservation oriented technologies is one of the best approach in sustainable natural resources management for achieving sustainable agriculture without degradation of natural resources and in harmony with the environment. The scheme is, therefore, framed with the main objective to develop, conserve and manage soil and water resources on watershed basis mainly for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment. Under the scheme, a mini-watershed of about 200 Ha. Area is to be taken up as a project in each RD block.
During 2017-18, an amount of Rs.40.00 lakhs was spent under the scheme .
|1.||Name of the programme or activity||: Integrated Water Management
|2.||Objective of the programme||: To develop, conserve & manage soil &
water conservation resources on watershed
basis mainly for sustainable agriculture
without adversely affecting the
|3.||Procedure to avail benefit||: The Beneficiaries either approach the
Department or the department officials
themselves identify those farmers having
potential land in the project area and having
interest in taking up the activities
|4.||Duration of the programme/scheme||: 3(three)years|
|5.||Physical & Financial targets/achievements of the programme||: 40 Lakhs.|
|6.||Nature/scale of subsidy/amount||: 40 Lakhs (details available in ANNEXURE “A”)|
|7.||Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy||Those person who actually did the works in the project area as per specification of the Department|
|8.||Detail of beneficiaries of subsidy of the programme (Number, profile, etc.)||: Given in ANNEXURE “A”|
- Basic Activities: Field Survey, Investigation, Monitoring,
Documentation, etc (Utilised by the Directorate) 04.40
- Total for field works: 35.60
Total amount (I+II) =Rs.40.00 lakh
(Rupees Forty Lakh) only
- INTEGRATED LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (ILD)
|1.||Name of the programme or activity||: Integrated Land Development Project in
Nagaland (RIDF-XXII) NABARD
|2.||Objective of the programme||: Integrated Land Development as “rural
infrastructure development for higher crop
|3.||Procedure to avail benefits||: Subsidy|
|4.||Duration of the programme/scheme||: 3 years|
|5.||Physical & financial targets of the programme||: 716 Hectares (2017-18)|
|6.||Nature/scale of subsidy/amount allotted||: Per hectare|
|7.||Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy||: Support of village council|
|8.||Details of beneficiaries of subsidy programme (Number, Profile, etc)||: 145|
|Total amount Sanctioned /Allotted||: Rs.150.00 Lakhs|
Detail break up of Physical & Financial Allocation under ILD Project for the year 2017-2018
|Particulars/Name of the works||Physical||Amount
(Rs in Lakhs)
|1.||Survey, Investigation, planning and layouts etc||–||16.74|
|2||Rainwater harvesting pond||15 units||29.78|
|3.||Land Development in Rolling Terrain by using heavy machineries i.e Bull Dozer and JCB etc.||60 Ha||68.97|
|5.||Training, demonstration and awareness||–||5.00|
|6.||Misc,Fixed for the project operation etc||–||5.00|
(Rupees One Hundred Fifty Lakhs)Only
- RASHTRIYA KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA (RKVY)
- Name of the Programme: Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
(a) Development of Bench Terraces (BT).
(b) Development of Water Harvesting Ponds (WHP).
(c) Construction of spurs.
- Objectives of the Programme:
(i) Narrow bench terraces are developed in arable land to cut the land slope and to arrest the surface runoff low.
(ii) To increase the rate of infiltration and to enhance the ground water level.
(iii) Rain water is harvested in the excavated pond to utilize during lean period.
(iv) Spurs are constructed to protect stream bank erosion.
(v) Spurs check the velocity of water flow which reduces the sediment carrying capacity.
- Procedure to avail benefits:
RKVY projects are normally selected in the ATMA conversion projects. The only procedure to avail benefit is that the site should fall within the ATMA conversion projects.
- Duration of the Programme/Scheme:
RKVY programme is operated only for one year.
- Physical and financial targets of the programme (2017-18):
(Ha. Or units)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|1.||Bench Terraces||367 ha||73.40|
|2.||Water Harvesting Pond (WHP)||256 units||230.40|
|3.||Vermi Composting||237 units||118.50|
|4.||Spurs/ Embankment||212 units||84.80|
|5.||Farm Drainage||112 ha||28.00|
|6.||Reclamtion of Acid Soils(under TSP)||470.70 ha||73.15|
- Nature/scale of subsidy/amount allotted:
As per cost norm of Natural Resources Management (NRM), Ministry of Agriculture, Gol:
a. Development of bench terraces- Rs.20,000/ha.
b. Development of WHP-Rs.90,000/ unit.
c. Development of spurs-Rs.40,000/ unit.
- Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy:
The selected site should be potential area.
MANUAL-XIII: PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORIZATION GRANTED BY IT.
The Department does not have any such provisions
MANUAL-XIV: DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY IT REDUCED IN AN ELECTRIC FORM.
which data is available in
|Can it be shared with the public?||Is it available on the web site or is being used as back end database||Whom to contact?|
|1.||Manuals of office procedure||Yes||No||Director|
|2.||Right to information act||Yes||No||PIO|
|3.||Incumbency list of employees||Yes||No||Registrar|
|4.||Nagaland Soil & water Conservetion Department Service Rules (2011)||Yes||No||Registrar|
|5.||Annual Administrative Report||Yes||No||Dy.Director Planning|
MANUAL-XV: THE PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF A LIBRARY OR READING ROOM, IF MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE.
|Sl.No.||Facilities available||Nature of information available||Working hours|
|1.||Notice board||Notices, Circulars, Rainfall Data, Daily maximum and Minimum Temperature Report.||24 hours|
|2.||Printed manuals||Annual Administrative Report, Annual Plan.||All working days (10:00 Am to 4:00 Pm)|
|3.||System of issuing of document copies||Both hard and soft copies.||All working days (10:00 Am to 4:00 Pm)|
MANUAL-XVI: THE NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS.
The following Officers of the Department have been appointed as Public Information Officer, Assistant Public Information Officer and Appellate Authority under the Right to Information Act.
Name & Designation
|Public Information Officer(PIO)
Name & Designation
|Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO)
Name & Designation
Commissioner & Secretary to the Government of Nagaland.
|1. Smti. Neiseii
Jt.Secretary to the Government of Nagaland.
|1. Smti. Vikuonuo Vizo
Under Secretary to the Government of Nagaland.
|2. Shri Viliehu Nguzhü
Director, Soil & Water Conservation.
|2.Shri S.k Hekshe
Joint director, Soil & Water Conservation.
SDO, Soil & Water Conservation
|3. Shri Denis Angami, DSCO, Kohima.||3.Shri Sivi Mor, SDO(SC),
|4.Shri Imkongtoshi, DSCO, Mokokchung||4. (a).Shri Merentola, SDO(SC), Mangkolemba.
|5.Smti.Lily Tep, DSCO,Tuensang||5(a).Shri Issactho Poji, SDO (SC), Noklak.
(b).Shri Zuchumi Ovung
SDO (SC) Shamator.
|6.Shri. Khekiho Awomi ,Joint Director ,Zunheboto||6.(a)SDO(SC) Aghunato- Nil
|7. Shri.Litemo Murry, DSCO, Wokha.||7.Smti.Chumbeni Odyuo,
SDO (SC), Bhandari.
|8. Shri Rontilo, DSCO, Phek.||8.(a).Shri Kevimeo Khatso,
SDO (SC), Meluri.
(b).Shri Medovikho, SDO (SC) Chazouba.
(c)Smti. Renthunglo Tungoe, SDO (SC), Zuketsa.
|9.Shri L.Chubaonen,DSCO,Mon.||9. a)Smti.W.Shoyan Konyak, SDO (SC), Aboi.
b). Smti. Alika Zhimo, SDO (SC) Tizit.
|10.Shri A.S Hovuto Zhimomi,DSCO,
|11.Shri Y.Shinito Sema, M.E(SC),
|11.Shri Howoto Sema, AME(SC),
|12.Smti.Senlichila, DSCO, Longleng.||Nil|
|13. Smti. Chumei yanlem, DSCO, Kiphire.||Nil|
|14. Shri Kekhriesilie , DSCO, Peren.||Nil|
MANUAL-XVII: SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAYBE PRESCRIBED AND THEREAFTER UPDATED EVERY YEAR.
- Soil Survey & Land Use Planning:
The purpose of the Soil Survey & Testing is to classify the land into various land capability classes so that the land can be put to various uses such as agriculture, forestry, horticulture, agro-forestry and other mixed land use system as per their capability. It involves multi-disciplinary and inter related section viz. Soil Survey, Meteorology, Soil Testing, Cartography, Remote Sensing and Land Use Planning.
- Soil Survey:
Soil Survey furnished the information and data for final soil correlations and classification . It also furnishes details about the boundaries by delineating soil patterns of an area.
The meteorological data received by the Department from Meteorological centres located at different altitudes of the State are being used not only by the land user Departments but also by the media viz, Doodarshan and local news dallies. The updated information on daily weather conditions are also available online hip:/wisngl.nic.genwis/genMonth.asp.
(c) Remote Sensing:
The application of Remote Sensing Technology is indispensible in recent times in acquiring latest information on the earth’s surface and its resources. Remote Sensing satellite data is multi-temporal, board synoptic and compatible for digital manipulation and capable of generating multi-thematic maps for integrated planning and implementation. With the help of such data and satellite imageries, the Department started to generate thematic maps information under Tizit Watershed areas during 2016-2017s.
An amount of Rs.10.00 Lakhs is spent during the year 2017-18 under Soil Survey and Land Use Planning Scheme.
Achievements during 2017-2018 under Soil Survey and Land Use Planning.
|1.||Honorarium to Met. Observers||204000.00|
|2.||Publication of Meteorological and Soil Survey Report||200000.00|
|3.||Procurement of Meteorological Instrument, Chemical and glass wares & Cartographic equipments||273587.00|
|4.||Muster roll bills||236683.00|
|5.||Procurement of computer accessories||85730.00|
(Rupees Ten lahks) only
2. Nursery Development:
Nursery is a place where horticulture and forestry plants like fruit plants, ornamental plants, flowering plants, plantation plants and seedlings are raised, multiplied, propagated and supplied to growers. The importance of mass production of nursery plants is to distribute healthy pest and disease free plant materials among the masses that have that little knowledge about the techniques of raising plants. Nursery also helps in the introduction of exotic species and its multiplication. Mass production of nursery plants is the surest moment of artificial regeneration on poor and barren sites.
The Department of Soil & Water Conservation has established nurseries in various districts and geographical location to cater the need of healthy planting materials to be planted in the departmental projects. In order to provide vegetative coverage in faster rate, sufficient quality of planting materials is required in close vicinity. In order to advocate plantation of cash crop and economic trees species in the project areas as well as in the abandon jhum field, the Department has started rising of economic and cash crop in the nursery.
Recently, the Department has adopted a policy to convert nursery activity into a revenue oriented programme so as to upgrade the existing structures/facilities into high tech nurseries. The Department has concentrated to raise horticultural crops and economic trees species in those nurseries. The Department envisages taking up a noble scheme for road plantation drive all along the highways both State as well as National Highways. The concept and policies will be in conformity with the National policies on road plantation drive. The concept is to improve road stability including preventing landslides which is common phenomenon in the State resulting in road blockage for several days and leading to unknown economic losses to the public. This initiative will not only benefit from the scenic view but provide shelter from the rain during monsoon season and heat during summer. The project also includes planting of fruit trees and other economic species so as to draw/attract local people during maintenance period and protect them once they attain harvesting stage.
This scheme is to involve entire technically trained staff posted in all the districts covering the State. The existing infrastructure will help not only in lessening the cost of planting materials for the project but provide healthy, less mortality and already acclimatized saplings to each and every district road.
At present there are five existing nurseries viz. Central Nursery at Seithekiema, Dimapur; nursery at directorate compound; district nursery at Wokha; district nursery at Chinmeleng, Tuensang; district nursery at Atoizu, Zunheboto; nursery at training centre, Sechu and 4 newly established nursery at Kuchera and Chozuba, Phek district Nursery at Tuli, Mokokchung; district nursery at Chui, Mon and district nursery at Kiphire.
During 2017-18, an amount of Rs.5.00 lakhs was spent during 2017-18 under the scheme.
- Disaster Management:
Nagaland is highly prone to multiple hazards. It falls under seismic zone V and is very susceptible to landslides. About 15,551 Sq.Km. of the geographical area is under landslide zone. Earthquake is also one of the major disasters which have been striking the region (small scale tremors) in recent times. Also frequent fires are encountered in the State due to various reasons.
An amount of Rs.2.00 lahks is spent for procurement of emergency equipments and maintenance of existing equipments during the year 2017-18.
- State Land Use Board (SLUB):
The main objective of the SLUB scheme is to initiate healthy and scientific management of the State’s land resources (Planning and monitoring). Imparting awareness on land resources and generation of action plan based on ground truth data collected from the field.
An amount of Rs.3.00 lakhs is spent during the year 2017-18 mainly for the field data collection and thematic map information generation.
- Mechanized Land Development:
Machines are becoming essential needs for development of physical field works, without which works could not be completed. Soil and water conservation Department’s main objectives are conservation and protection of top fertile soils as well as existing available agricultural lands. For more productivity, different conservation measures are taking place which need heavy machineries. Presently, 2 nos of Bull dozers and 2 nos of JCBs are under operational conditions.
An amount of Rs.15.00 Lakh is spent during 2017-18 for the maintenance of these machineries.
6. Education & Research:
Soil and water conservation is an integral part of sustainable natural resources management and sustainable agriculture. Thus capacity building and human resources development in the field of soil and water conservation technology is of paramount importance particularly for hilly region like that of Nagaland. The Department, therefore, established its Research and Training Centre at Sechu , kohima wherein the three categories of training viz; pre-in-service training for field level non-gazetted staff (Soil Conservation Assistant), in-service training and farmers training are conducted on regular basis. Study tours within and outside the State are also conducted in each of the training programmes. The Soil Conservation Assistant course is of 2(two) years duration and 19 (nineteen) batches have passed out till date. In addition, some research and demonstration plots particularly on sustainable farming have been developed in the centre. Even the basic infrastructure such as administrative building, training hall, laboratories, hostels etc. is also been up-graded. At present there are 42 candidates undergoing the two (2) years pre-service Soil Conservation Assistant (SCA) training who are going to complete their training by 2018.
An amount of Rs 5.00 lakhs is spent under the scheme during the year.
- Capital Outlay (Buildings):
The requirement for infrastructure has been a long felt need of the Department since the existing buildings are inadequate for smooth functioning of the Department. Most of the district and sub-divisional offices and quarters are in dilapidated and irreparable conditions necessitating new constructions. Moreover, with the creation of three more districts in the State, it has become imperative to construct district HQ office buildings, Officers and Staff Quarters in these districts.
An amount of Rs 20.00 lakhsis spent for construction of two Type-IV SDO(SC) quarters at Mangkolemba and Pughoboto during 2017-18 which is yet to be completed.
SCHEMES UNDER EARMARKED SECTOR
8. Watershed Management for Sustainable Agriculture Production & Improved Livelihood:
The development of land and water resources cannot be considered independent of each other for sustainable natural resources management. Conservation and management of rainwater holds the key for sustainable agriculture. In a watershed, there are interactions between resource users, the resources themselves, and the institutions that govern their access, use and management. It is, therefore, impossible to envisage or implement sustainable solutions for development of land and water resources and their management without active and full participation of local community. Development of land and water together with sustainable production system when confined to a small natural drainage unit such as watershed leads to sustainable development. Watershed management has, therefore emerged as a new paradigm for planning, development and management of land, water and biomass resources with a focus on social and institutional aspects apart from bio-physical aspects following a participatory “bottom-up” approach. Considering the above facts, the Department of Soil and Water Conservation has prepared DPR on Watershed management for sustainable agriculture production and improved livelihood with an objective to provide holistic land treatment programme to ensure alternative ,multi disciplinary, subsidiary, eco friendly and adaptable innovative technology to for sustainable agriculture production and improved livelihood. It also envisage attenuating jhum practices and prevents the environment from further degradation, create rural employment opportunities and awareness in the contiguous.
An amount of Rs 111.34 Lakhs is spent for development of 44 ha under Bench Terracing and Contour Trenching, 12 nos WHP, 106 ha horticulture plantation and 149 ha under afforestation.
Phsical and Financial achievement during 2017-18: ₹ 111.34 Lakh(NEC)
|Sl.No||Description of works||Rate
|3.||Cash crop Plantation||0.25||50 ha||12.50|
|4.||Bench terracing||1.00||20 ha||20.00|
|5.||Contour trenching||0.34||33 ha||11.22|
|6.||Water harvesting pond||1.00||16 nos||16.00|
|7.||Loose boulder check dam (UR)||0.072||37 nos||2.66|
|8.||Loose boulder check dam (MR)||0.12||31 nos||3.72|
|9.||Gabion sausage structure/ Retaining wall (LR)||0.50||30 nos||15.00|
|1% Labour Cess||1.08|
- Watershed Treatment for Flood Mitigation & Livelihood:
Natural resources degradation problems have been further aggravated due to constant population growth of both human and livestock. The increasing demand for food, fodder, fuel, fibre etc leads to indiscriminate exploitation of the natural resources such as land, water and vegetation thereby endangering food security and causing ecological and environmental problems in the State. Thus the Department, under the scheme, is taking up Soil and Water Conservation oriented activities such as Bench Terracing, Water Harvesting Structures, Spurs and low cost Check dams to facilitate sustainable agriculture production and to protect the environment. These measures are undertaken to reduce soil erosion, arrest runoff water to the extent possible and to conserve water for multiple purposes thereby increasing productivity and restoring the health of the environment.
An amount of Rs.445.00 Lakhsis spent under the scheme for development of 215 ha. Contour trenching, 112 nos check dams, 15 nos WHP, 100 ha agro forestry and 40 ha tea plantation during 2016-17.
- Establishment of State soil testing laboratory building and equipments in Kohima.
(i) Physical and financial breal up for Establishment of State Soil Testing Laboratory Buildings & Equipments at Kohima, Nagaland(90% NEC).
Fin = (Rs.in Lakh)
|Sl.No||Description of Works||Rate
|2.||Add 1% Quality Control||—||—||1.8672|
|3.||Add 3% Contingencies||—||—||5.6016|
(ii) Physical and financial break up for Establisment of State Soil Testing Laboratory Buildings & Equipments at Kohima , Nagaland (10% NEC).
Fin = (RS.in Lakh)
|Sl.No||Description of Works||Rate
|1.||Add 6.5% Agency Charges||—||—||11.11|
CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES
13. Integrated Catchment Area Treatment (Flood Management Programe):
The Department of Soil & Water conservation has prepared 12 projects on Integrated Catchment Area Treatment Plan and submitted to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for the Flood Management Programme under AIBP for which 3 prioritized namely Upper Sidzu in Kohima and Phek Districts, Nanga-Mela Ghoki in Zunheboto district and Dzuma sub-watersheds in Dimapur district got sanctioned during 2016-17.
The programme is taken up not only as flood control measures/scheme but also to restore back the fragile ecology of the watersheds and stabilizing the catchments of Hydro Electric, water supply, irrigation, agriculture projects including roads and landslides in various pockets.
An amount of ₹ 1394.84 Lakhs was released by MOWR as first installment, that is, 90% Central Share and the State has already allocated Rs. 139.48 as its 10% share during 2017-18 for construction of 894 contour trenching, 93 WHP and 1362.62 conservation structures.
14. Rastriya Khrishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Scheme (CSS):
The Department of Soil & Water Conservation is taking up Soil & Water Conservation oriented activities under RKVY such as Bench Terraces and Water Harvesting Ponds to facilitate sustainable agriculture production and to protect environment. These measures are undertaken to reduce soil erosion, arrest surface runoff water to the extent possible and to conserve water for multiple purposes thereby increasing crop productivity and restoring the health of the environment.
An amount of Rs.608.25.00 Lakhs is spent under the scheme for development of 367 Ha. Of bench terraces , 256 units of Water Harvesting Ponds (WHP),237 Units of vermin –composting and 212 units of Spurs/Embankment , 112 units of Farm Drainage and reclaiming 470.70 ha of acidic soil for productive cultivation.