The Mizo National Front, MNF, if comes to power is hopeful to allocate not less than Rs. 1,500 crore for Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP).
“The party would also lift MLPC Act and ban liquor in the state,”
MNF Programme and policy chairman Dr. R. Lalthangliana said while addressing a workshop on SEDP.
MNF organized a one day workshop on SEDP for journalists at I&PR auditorium on Wednesday. The workshop was attended by sizeable number of working journalists in the state capital.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Lal Thangliana said that MNF is hopeful to establish good governance in the state if it comes to power in the assembly election to be held next year.
Dr. Thangtea said that Mizoram Youth Commission which was set up in 2003 during the MNF regime was not up to expectation due to a change in the government.
He said that MNF, if comes to power would set up Manpower directorate which would function with proper channel, separate budget and fund allocation will be made for this directorate.
According to Dr. Thangtea, under manpower directorate, priority will be given to nursing, designing and fashion technology, music, fine arts, hospitality and tourism management, eco-tourism management and skill development.
With the help of SEDP, MNF hopes to bring economic self-sufficiency in the state, he said.
According to Dr. Thangtea, SEDP will focus mainly on green revolution, industrial development, trade and commerce, improvement of manpower, social development & social security and sustainable livelihood to every household, among others.
Unlike NLUP, no direct financial assistance would be given under SEDP. But any assistance given under this policy would be helpful for each beneficiary to become prosper, he said.
Dr. Thangtea also said that massive efforts would be taken in the field of eradication of social evils and rehabilitation.
MNF programme and policy chairman also said that under SEDP, assistance would be given to unemployed educated youth for their startup in business and entrepreneurship.
He added that State Vigilance Commission and reliable Lok Ayukta would be set up to fight corruption. Apart from these, step has been taken to have separate high court for Mizoram in accordance with the peace accord signed by MNF and Indian government, he said.