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Rs 544-crore projects taken up under DoNER in Mizoram during past decade

Aizawl: Union Minister of State for Development of North East Region (DoNER) B L Verma said that 103 projects with proposed expenditure to the tune of Rs 544 crore has been taken up in Mizoram during the past one decade.

Addressing a function at Aizawl on Sunday during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched the PM Vishwakarma scheme, Verma said that the projects were sanctioned through the North Eastern Council (NEC).

He said that four road projects have also been sanctioned under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) during 2021-22.

The DoNER Minister said that Mizoram received funds for construction of Aizawl by-pass road and bamboo link roads under PM DeVINE while artisans and businessmen are being benefitted under PMEGP and SFURTI schemes.

He said that the traditional artisans and craftsmen are being brought into the mainstream with the launch of ‘PM Vishwakarma’ by Modi’s government and appealed to the state government and all the stakeholders to work together with the centre in successful implementation of the scheme.

Local traditional artisans and craftsmen will be given Rs 1 lakh at the initial stage to uplift their skills and further assistance will also be provided in accordance with their performances.

The function, held at Vanapa Hall, was attended by state Rural Development Minister Lalruatkima, Planning and Programme Implementation Secretary Lalmalsawma Pachuau, Commerce and Industries Secretary R. Lalramnghaka, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of DoNER Angahuman Dey and senior officials. 

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