Take concrete steps to strengthen internal security in Mizoram: CM | Popgen Tech


On Monday, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said that his government has taken concrete steps to strengthen internal security in the state.

Addressing the people on the occasion of the 76th Independence Day in Aizawl, the chief minister said there is no major law and order problem in the state due to “the active measures taken by the police in the past year”.

Of the 1,633 criminal cases registered, 676 were successfully investigated, while 12 arms smuggling cases were registered and 20 illegal dealers arrested, he said.

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Law enforcement agencies have arrested 2,425 people for violating the Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition) Act since its implementation in May 2019, and 517 drug traffickers have been arrested and prosecuted during the last year, the CM said.

He urged the people to make Mizoram a land of peace and prosperity.

“Let us join hands to face the challenges of tomorrow through a common commitment towards peace, prosperity and social justice.

“Our present times require us to remain strong and confident in order to pursue our dreams to achieve new heights in the future,” the Chief Minister said.

The Independence Day was celebrated across Mizoram on Monday with various functions held in all the district capitals and important cities of the state.

The grand event was held at the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl.

Zoramthanga also stated that the state has achieved significant progress in various sectors in the last 12 months despite several obstacles triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the chief minister, the state’s public works department has completed several projects across the state over the past 12 months despite the pandemic.

Under the Jal Jeevan Center Mission, the state has so far provided piped connections to 85,231 families in 177 rural villages and 1,13,800 houses in urban areas.

Altogether, 2,08,829 households were given job cards and all of them were given jobs during the fiscal year 2021-22.

The rural development department aims to provide 100 days of work to those with active work cards by the end of the current fiscal, he said.

Zoramthanga said the state has made constant efforts for tourism development.

He received a sanction of Rs 800 lakh from the Center for the development of village based eco-tourism at Khamrang near Aizawl.

He said that an International Tourism Mart to be held in Mizoram in early November is expected to give a big boost to tourism promotion in the state.

Recently, the Center approved a proposal for the development of tourism infrastructure for Mizoram under the “Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive Scheme” in various parts of the state, the chief minister added.


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