Kohima, Aug. 8: A high-level committee of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, headed by the commissionís chairperson, Rameshwar Oraon, is currently on an official visit to the state.
The commission held a review meeting with officials of the development departments of the state at the conference hall of chief secretary Alemteshi Jamir today.
The meeting was co-chaired by the chairperson of the commission and the additional chief secretary and Nagaland commissioner Banuo Z. Jamir.
During the meeting, the chairperson defined the prime role of the commission as ensuring the protection and development of the indigenous communities of the country.
He said the purpose of the visit was to assess the status of development and the ground-level problems of the state.
The commissionís members met the state department officials and discussed education, agriculture, water supply, rural development, health and poverty alleviation.
The members assured the department officials that they would take up the problems of the state with the Centre.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio also met members of the commission.