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Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Says No Halt on New Land Use Policy (NLUP)

Lal Thanhawla
Lal Thanhawla

Guwahati: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla says that there will be no halt in the implementation of the state’s flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), even though there are huge criticisms and stiff oppositions.  The Chief Minister said so on Friday while addressing party workers at Congress Bhawan in Aizawl.

Keeping his government’s stand firm on going ahead with the flagship programme, he said that it is “God’s programme” to uplift the poor. According to him, through this programme, the state government is not only disbursing money but is actually assisting the poor in the form of sustainable trade in order to enable them to earn for their living and achieve sustainable development through the policy.

Further, putting more stress in support of implementing of the policy, Thanhawla reiterated that after implementation of the policy, the state economy had registered a commendable growth.

While supporting the New Land Use Policy, the Mizoram CM haven’t forgotten to hit on his opposition parties who are against the policy.  The five-time Mizoram chief minister adds that the five Opposition parties in the state had earlier approached the Centre against the NLUP programme and this is because they were jealous about the results brought by this policy.

He said, “It was when the Opposition parties’ criticisms and allegations fell flat before the central leadership that some vested interests filed a PIL against the flagship programme.”

This is to be mentioned here that NLUP aims at developing and giving the farmers in the state, suitable, permanent and stable trades. Giving the Village farmers self-sufficiency in rice, vegetables etc. and helping then in money with necessary guidance is another objective of the policy. Other objectives of the policy include:

1. Putting an end to the wasteful shifting cultivation.

2. Ensuring particular land for every farmer so that they can pursue a permanent means of livelihood.

3. Preparing land for Wet Rice Cultivation for earning self-sufficiency in rice and vegetable production.

4. Setting up a marketing infrastructure for viable commercial outlet of the successful farmers under the NLUP.