No scope for terror: LalthanhawlaBy IANS
Sunday, August 15, 2010
AIZAWL - Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla Sunday said there was no scope for terrorism in the state, adding that his government was determined to ensure that no one is allowed to take the law into their own hands.
“The Mizoram government has remained responsive to complaints, discontent and doubts of the people… no one would be allowed to break the law,” Lal Thanhawla said at a public gathering at the Assam Rifles ground here after unfurling the tricolour on the occasion of Independence Day.
Highlighting the policies and priorities of his government, Lal Thanhawla said: “Nothing can be achieved by indulging violence and destroying public assets.”
Referring to the Mizoram government’s flagship programme — the New Land Use Policy (NLUP) — the chief minister said: “The central government has approved Rs.2,873 crore under special central assistance for implementation of the NLUP during the next five years for rebuilding the rural economy.”
“Over 120,000 families would be benefited by the NLUP, which is aimed at ending the traditional ‘Jhum’ cultivation (slash-and-burn method of shifting cultivation).”