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Finance panel recommends Rs 8,805 cr for Mizoram

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, March 7 � The 13th Finance Commission has recommended a package of Rs 8,805.30 crore as grants-in-aid for meeting earmarked and specific requirements during the next five years for Mizoram.

Officials in the State Finance department said here that the Commission�s earmarked allocation included Rs 310.70 crore for local bodies, Rs 47.50 crore for disaster management and Rs 5 crore for elementary education.

Giving importance to environment, the Finance Commission recommended Rs 171.20 crore for forest management, Rs 89 crore for rennovation and maintenance of roads and bridges and Rs 13 crore for improvement in justice delivery. � PTI

2 shot dead in Manipur

Imphal, March 7 � Two persons were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in separate incidents in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said today.

Gunmen shot dead a 40-year-old man, Muhammad Abdul Kalam at Jiribam area, about 222 km west of here, in Imphal East district yesterday.

In another incident, an unidentified man was gunned down at Top Moirangkampu area under Porompat police station, near here, yesterday, sources said. � PTI

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