DIMAPUR, Jan 28 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has urged NSCN-K and other groups to leave the path of violence and return to the negotiating table, which is the desire of the people. He stressed that peace is pre-requisite for economic growth and social well-being of the citizens.
Addressing the Republic Day celebrations in Kohima on Tuesday, the Governor said the framework agreement signed between Government of India and NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 was a momentous development which deserves to be welcomed by all.
�This gives us a great opportunity to put the troubled past behind us and is the time for all of us to support the peace process for a permanent solution,� he stated.
On the development front, he said the agricultural sector continues to provide livelihood to majority of the people in the State and is growing at more than 6 per cent annually. During 2015-16, he said the expected production is 6.8 lakh metric tonnes of food grains.
Acharya also launched the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on the occasion.
PTI adds from Aizawl: Mizoram Governor Lt General Nirbhay Sharma (retd) on Tuesday appreciated the support of civil society and voluntary organisations in the State for maintaining Mizoram�s status as �one of the most peaceful States in the country.�
Addressing the people at Assam Rifles ground here on the occasion of the 67th Republic Day after unfurling the tricolour, Lt Gen Sharma urged the people to work for the objectives that would make Mizoram a place where all can live with dignity, peace, prosperity and happiness.
�The NLUP has made good progress in uplifting the economy of the State and is providing sustainable means of livelihood to the people,� the Governor said.
The Mizoram Economic Survey, 2014-15 has reflected that the economy of the State grew at 8.45 per cent which is higher than the all India average, he said, adding that the survey has also highlighted reduction of area under �jhum� cultivation by over 21 per cent, which could be attributed to the positive impact of the NLUP.