Dimapur (Nagaland ) , Aug 12 : Come to think about it . The state of Nagaland has a total of 120 unrecognised villages as of July 2018 as per statatistics with the Commissioner Nagaland.
According to the Census Report of India 2011, there are approximately 1400 numbers of recognised villages in the State with the population 19,78,502 persons. but unfortunately the residents of the other 120 unrecognized villages do not have any idea of what voting is all about and did not get the opportunity to cast their votes during the Assembly elections held In February this year as no polling booths were there to cast their franchise.
Efforts were taken to give these villagerss a feel of the electoral process for the parliamentary elections but according the the concerned authorities it has not worked out .
When the State Governor P. B. Acharya was apprised of the situation he has directed to address the problem urgently so that no voters from the State miss the opportunity to exercise their electoral franchise .
Within the state Wokha District tops the list with 22 unrecognised villages followed closely by Dimapur at 21 while there are 18 such villages in Peren District . Mon district has 15. The number other unrecognised villages within the state are 15 in Tuensang district , 8 in Zunheboto , 6 each in Longleng and Phek , 4 in Kiphire , 3 in Kohima and 2 in Mokokchung .
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