Zunheboto is the home of the Semas. They are famous for their colourful
war dances and folk songs. Sumis in general in those days had so many
traditional festivals in sequence of seasons of the year. Even these
days, two main festivals, Tulunih and Ahunah are celebrated with gaity
and grandeour by young and old.
The inhabitants of every Semas are living together in harmony without
any discreminations or distinction, speaking the one language ie. Sema.
The people are hard workers, the main stay of people's livelihood is
shifting cultivation except the people living on the bank of Tizu river,
where 70% practice terrace cultivation. With the advent of christianity,
people have adjured animistic practice 99% of the population are
LESS DEVELOPED AREA OF THE DISTRICT :
Satoi and Asuto area are considered as less developed area of the
district. The villageslike Hokiye,Ikiye, Itovi,and Shishimi are not yet
connected even by jeepable road. Under Asuto area, there are still some
villages like Yeshito, Yevishe, Kathara, Akhakhu,
The Zunheboto Town Planning office was established in the year 1986
headed by Assisttant Town Planner.
The basic fuction of the office:-
1. Preparation and implementation of master plan of Zunheboto Town.
Preparation of different developmental plan viz. preparation of
integrated development of small and medium towns. Preparation of reports
of town protection works, preparation of urban strategy paper of
Zunheboto town, prearation of structural plan of Zunheboto town etc.
Activities from 1986 to July 2000:-
In the year 1983, the department created own Engineering wing within the
parameters of the Town planning Act 1966, and to implement the
programmes of the department. The Engineering wing is headed by
Executive Engineer looking all Districts. The Engg. wing is attached to
the Chief Town Planner, Kohima. The following major schemes were taken
1. Town and Regional planning.
2. Integrated development of small and medium town (IDSMT),(CSS).
3. Town protection works.
4. Town planning schemes.
5. Other building.
6. Development of Administrative headquarters.
7. Swarna Jayanti Sahari Rojgar Yozna (SJSRY).
The scheme wise achievement on the above programmes:-
1. Town planning and Regional planning:-
a) The department opened unit office at Zunheboto in 1986 with
regular employed numbering 8.
b) Master plan of Zunheboto town was prepared and submitted to the
c) Project report of integrated development of small and medium town
in respect of Zunheboto Town was prepared in 1991 - 92.
d) Project report of town protection works was prepared during 94-95
for 5 years and submitted to state government.
e) A comprehensive report on urban development for Zunheboto was
prepared in 1995 - 96 for 6 years and submitted to the state government
f) Uraban strategy report of Zunheboto town was prepared and
submitted to Head office for onward submission to the central
g) Preparation of structural plan of Zunheboto town has been
completed and under submission.
2. Intergrated development of small and medium town:-
Construction of double storied Zunheboto Market complex was completed
under this scheme at the cost of Rs.55 lakh.