Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) has provided Nagaland with its first model village as Ikishe was declared as “Banana Village” on July 1. MP Rajya Sabha, Mr. H. Khekiho Zhimomi, attended the event and disseminated banana saplings to the villagers. Tending to the villagers at the starting project, Khekiho said Ikishe ought to make best utilization of this opportunity and develop its overall society. He further stated that this development could be considered as a success only if the village is able to show improvement in all spheres including infrastructure and economy. As per this scheme around 10,000 banana trees will be planted in Ikishe. At the inaugural function, District Horticulture Officer, Mr. Eyongol Natso, was also present to provide technical advice to the villagers about the proper plantation and maintenance of the banana trees.