L Murugan becomes 1st Union Minister to visit India’s first village

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L Murugan becomes 1st Union Minister to visit India’s first village

Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry L Murugan on 22nd April became the first central minister to visit  India’s first village Avangkhu, a village along the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland’s Phek district.

An overview of the news

  • The Union Minister visited the International Trade Center at Awangkhu, Phek.

  • He recalled the Centre’s commitment towards developing the north-east, including the border areas of the region.

  • Highlighting India’s seriousness towards the Act East Policy, the Minister announced that the two lane road upto Avangkhu border has already been sanctioned and work will start soon.

  • He hoped that the International Trade Center at Awangkhu would witness an increase in business activities due to increase in trade volume and better connectivity.

  • On the development of piggery in the state, Dr. Murugan said that the National Livestock Mission (NLM) is supporting the entrepreneurs of the state and strengthening the agriculture infrastructure and technology.

  • He also announced that a grant of Rs 14.99 lakh has been allocated to Phek district for screening children's films in the district.

About Nagaland

  • Nagaland is a state located in Northeast India, bordering Myanmar.

  • Formation - 1 December 1963

  • Capital - Kohima (Executive Branch)

  • Language - English

  • River - Longleng, Peren, Varkha, Kiphire, Mokokchung, Phek, Zunheboto, Kohima, Mon, Tuensang

  • Festivals - Hornbill Festival, The Motsu Mong Festival

  • National Park - Intanki National Park

  • Wildlife Sanctuaries - Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Puli Baij Wildlife Sanctuary, Rangapahar Reserve Forest

  • Chief Minister - Neiphiu Rio

  • Governor - La Ganesan

  • Official Bird - Blyth's Tragopan

  • Official Animal - Gayal

  • Official Flower - Rhododendron Arboreum

  • Legislative Assembly - 60 seats

  • Rajya Sabha - 1 seat

  • Lok Sabha - 1 seat

  • Largest city - Dimapur

  • District - 16

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