Mizoram Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday said that border trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh would help in the economic development of the State.
While addressing the first day of the Budget session of the Mizoram Assembly, Mukhi said that the State would soon embark on a new road of development when the State Government introduces its new flagship programme known as Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP).
The Governor said that SEDP will help in growth of potential key sectors in the State, according to reports.
He added that the objective of the policy is to transform Mizoram into a welfare state that is self-reliant and its development both inclusive and sustainable and where governance is transparent and participatory.
Mukhi said that the SEDP programme will provide assistance for income generation and livelihood of the people.
He added that the government will take steps to eradicate social evils and will help in tackling the menaces of drug abuse and drug trafficking which has reached an alarming rate in the State.
“All-out efforts would be made for combating trafficking of women and children, juvenile delinquency and rehabilitation as well as restoration programmes through network of residential homes and non-institutional services in partnership with civil society,” he added.
He also added that the present government will also take measures to reimpose total prohibition on the sale of liquor in the State.
The Governor said that a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) known as Aizawl Smart City Limited is now functional for implementing various features need to make the capital city of the state into a smart city.
He also added that efforts would also be taken to place Mizoram as a preferred tourist destination in domestic and international maps.