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22 July 2013

Mizoram Unable To Implement Food Scheme, says Lalthanhawla

Aizawl, Jul 22 : The Congress-ruled Mizoram would not be able to implement the Food Security Scheme, the pet project of UPA chairperson and AICC president Sonia Gandhi, due to fiscal crunch in the state.

Chief minister Lal Thanhawla, who returned to Aizawl on Friday after attending the meeting of the Congress chief ministers and state PCC chiefs on the scheme held at 10 Janpath on July 13, said it would be impossible to implement the scheme in the state.

"I have spoken at the meeting also and said that Mizoram would not be implementing the scheme unless the Centre provides financial assistance," Lal Thanhawla told the media here on Friday evening. He added that with the state assembly polls due in five months, it would be difficult to take up new and expensive schemes.

According to state food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department officials, 6.33 lakh people would be covered under the scheme in the state as per the central government's calculations who would receive 31.65 lakh kg per month as per the scheme.

The officials said the additional expenses to be incurred if the Food Security Scheme was implemented would be a huge burden to the state's exchequer. Earlier, food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister H Rohluna said the state government had asked the Centre to raise the quantity of rice to be given to the people from the proposed 5 to 8 kg to be sold at Rs 3 a kg. "If the quantity is not increased, the state government, which is giving 8 kg of rice to each person in the state at present, has to pay 3 kg from its own fund at a higher rate and it would be a great burden," said Rohluna.

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