D V Sadananda Gowda
File photo of D V Sadananda Gowda. Courtesy: The Economic Times

The Central Government on Tuesday has sanctioned a sum of Rs 15.18 crore to Mizoram for creating suitable infrastructure to strengthen the state statistical system.

This was announced by Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda.

Interacting with media in Aizawl, Gowda said Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS) scheme is to improve the state statistical systems so that states are able to bring out accurate, reliable and timely data for state and sub-state planning.

He also said that there were four ongoing central sector infrastructural projects worth over Rs 150 crore in Mizoram.

Gowda arrived in Aizawl on Monday to review the progress of support for Statistical Strengthening scheme and status of implementation MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in the State.

The Central Minister also urged the concerned officials to complete the projects in a time-bound manner.

He also expressed concerned about better connectivity for timely implementation of various projects.

He said that due to delay in finalization of supplementary land acquisition award, delay in obtaining forest clearance and tree cutting permission, the road project of widening to lane, re-alignment and geometric improvement of NH 44-A has suffered a cost overrun of 60 per cent and time overrun of five years.

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