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29 August 2013

Zoramthanga Promises 3 New Districts in Mizoram

Aizawl, Aug 28 : Mizo National Front (MNF) will create three new districts if the party comes to power after the next assembly elections.

Former Mizo militant leader and ex-chief minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga pledged that three new districts namely Hnathial, Saitual and Khawzawl will be created if the MNF comes to power. 

"We must form the next government," said MNF president while delivering a speech at South Tuipui MNF Block-I Conference.

It can be recalled here that the MNF had announced to create the new three districts during its last regime but failed to materialise it.

"This time, we will not fail to create the three new districts," Zoramthanga said. The former militant leader said during the MNF regime, it was in the process of creating the three new districts "but our tenure got over."

Meanwhile, the ruling Congress party is heavily depending on the state government's pilot project, the New Land Use Policy (NLUP) as its vote plank in the run-up to the forthcoming assembly polls likely to be held in November. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has been making claims of relieving the poor farmers in the state by the New Land Use Policy (NLUP).

NLUP is a pilot project of the Congress led Mizoram government under the leadership of chief minister Lal Thanhawla. Under this scheme, the government of Mizoram attempts to provide alternative means of livelihood to the farmers who are heavily dependent on jhumming which is detrimental to the environment.

Piggery, bee-keeping, fish-farming, grape-cultivation etc., are some of the fields the government is encouraging the local people to pursue by providing financial assistance.

Source: Newmai News Network

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