Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day on Thursday said that his government has undertaken a flagship programme for all round development of the State.
The programme Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP) is aimed at achieving self-sufficiency in food grains.
“To accelerate progress in key sectors, transform Mizoram into a welfare state, to achieve self-sufficiency in food grains, improvement in social life, to bring happiness and peace among people, the flagship programme – SEDP – was launched,” Zoramthanga said after unfurling the tricolour at the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl.
He also said that his government would thwart any threat to the growth and development of the State.
“SEDP would also focus on increasing the Gross State Domestic Product of Mizoram. It would create employment opportunities and favourable business environment besides to bring sustainable development,” the Chief Minister said.
“Creation of basic infrastructure, cultivation and processing of bamboo is the other important objectives of the flagship programme,” he added.
“To take the administration into the doorstep of more people, three new districts have been created,” he further added.
“Several hydro-electric projects would be commissioned in the state to make the state self-sufficiency in energy and to export the electricity,” he also said.
Zoramthanga said that as per the assessment of the NITI Aayog, Mizoram has come out at the top in the health index among the smaller states of India.
“With a view to make the Mizoram capital city a plastic free city from October 2 this year, the Aizawl Municipal Corporation has recently passed the AMC Solid Waste Management laws,” he stated.
The Chief Minister said that Mizoram has already been declared the 13th Open Defecation Free (ODF) state in the country.
“The Mizoram government has also taken steps to rehabilitate the surrendered militants,” he added.
The 73rd Independence Day was observed across the State with a variety of functions, including cultural and sports events.