Sinlung /
28 May 2014

Mizoram SLSC Approves BADP Annual Action Plan

Aizawl, May 28 :  Mizoram State Level Screening Committee on Border Area Development Programme (BADP) chaired by Chief Secretary of State L. Tochhong today held a meeting approving the annual action plan for 2014-15 and finalizing the fund share of 16 RD Blocks in the State covered by the central programme.

The SLSC meeting which was held at Secretariat Conference Hall here at 11: 00 a.m. deliberated over the proposed action plans for the current fiscal and finalized the distribution of Rs 40,17,00,000  allocated for 2014-15 by Ministry of Home Affairs  to each implementing RD Block in the State.

The SLSC meeting also, after reviewing the Action Plan of the Blocks prepared by Block Development Committees, made necessary changes and approved the same.

The meeting also approved the action plan as approved by Ministry of Home Affairs for utilization of the additional fund -Rs 1429.94 lakhs allocated by MHA in2013-2014 for development of the population covered by Indo-Bangladesh Border Fencing (IBBF) area.

The meeting led by the Chief Secretary of State also stipulate the time for continuation of pending works and also the time for completion of ongoing works in different Districts and Blocks.

The Mizoram Chief Secretary called on the all the officials and workers responsible for the central programme to implement the same sincerely and in an effective manner. She also advised the departments to be careful in that their projects may not collide.

Mention was made in the meeting that due to late receipt of fund in 2013-2014 work has to be started immediately.

Today's State Level Screening Committee meeting was attended by PWD Principal Secretary Lalramthanga, Health & Family Welfare Principal Secretary R.L.Rinawma, R.D. Commissioner & Secretary Lalrinliana Fanai, PHE Secretary Lianchungnunga and Sericulture Secretary C.Zothankhumi. Besides, department heads including BDOs from different Districts also attended.

BADP is a 100% Central government-funded initiative for the development of people living in remote areas near international border. Border Area Development Programme (BADP) was implemented in Mizoram in 1993-1994 and it covered 4 (four) R.D Blocks then along Indo-Bangladesh border. In 1997-1998 the programme was extended on the eastern side of Mizoram bordering Myanmar, and now it cover 16 Blocks. The main objective of the programme is to meet the special developmental needs of the people living in remote and inaccessible areas situated near the international border. 

As per guideline, the State Government will furnish the annual action plan as approved by the state level screening committee to Ministry of Home Affairs.

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