KOHIMA, June 30, 2018: Out of 1326 villages in Nagaland, 1325 villages have been electrified, indicating around 99.92 % villages electrified in the state.
Aboiri village under Tamlu block of Longleng district is the only village in the state without electricity.
This was stated in the 10th edition report of 'Village Level Development Indicators' brought out by the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Nagaland. The brochure contained information on availability of basic amenities for the 1326 villages surveyed in Nagaland as on March 31, 2016.
The report stated that 644 villages were connected by surface road and 1317 villages by un-surfaced road. Meanwhile, 192 villages had access to government transport facility and 942 villages to private means of transport.
1308 villages were availing telephone service (Mobile, WLL etc) while 18 are without. Also, only 113 villages i.e., 8.2 % of the state total villages were availing internet facility.
The report further stated that 22.32% i.e., 296 villages were covered by the postal service, and 1306 villages (98.49%) have Government Primary Schools. In addition, it was reported that 131 villages have private primary schools. Further, 609 villages have Government Middle Schools and 78 villages have private middle schools. 202 villages have Government High Schools and 55 villages have private High Schools. 20 villages have both Government and private Higher Secondary school. In terms of library facilities, 127 villages had access to it.
Regarding healthcare, the report informed that 494 villages have dispensary/sub centre, 170 have primary health centre and 52 have community health centre. 18 villages i.e., 1.35% in the state have hospital facility, and 58 have veterinary dispensary.
Other data furnished by the report informed that 1190 villages have village community hall, 1144 have play ground facility, 434 villages have marketing sheds, 1259 villages have Anganwadi centers, 331 villages having Fair Price Shops, 677 availed PHE facility, 350 maintained public drainage system, 684 have proper footpath and 563 villages have public toilet systems.
Kohima Village and Chukitong village under Wokha district were the two villages which availed the maximum amenities.
On the other hand, Metonger village under Pungro Block in Kiphire had the least amenities (electrification and telephone). This was followed by Jenthy village and Ceoeyevong village, both under Pungro Block in Kiphire district.
As per the survey report, Kohima and Phek districts availed the most basic amenities while Longleng and Kiphire availed the least.
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