By Our Correspondent, TNT News | AIZAWL, JAN 19, 2018:
The Mizoram government has constructed 1591 km long agriculture link roads over the last 10 years across the state, Minister of State (MoS) for agriculture KS Thanga said.
Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the kick-off programme for construction of agriculture link roads on Thursday, KS Thanga said about 2,6147 families have been assisted under the state flagship programme New Land Use Policy (NLUP) with the initiative of agriculture department.
He said that many beneficiaries were also benefited under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) through the NLUP project.
According to the minister, the central government had so far sanctioned Rs 462 crore under RKVY and about 773 km long agriculture link roads were constructed during 2012-2013.
He added that 2,680 hectare of land has been turned into wet rice cultivation and about 888 power tillers have been distributed to farmers.
The minister said that at least 72 custom hiring centers have established in the state with the help of NLUP project and the state government is planning to establish 30 more centers.
According to KS Thanga, Rs 4,340 lakh was allocated during the fiscal 2016-2017 and Rs 9,855 in the current fiscal under New Economic Development Policy, for promotion of agriculture in Mizoram.