AIZAWL, Jan 20 - Mizoram Government has constructed 1,591 km of agriculture link roads over the last 10 years, Minister of State for Agriculture KS Thanga said.
Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the kick-off programme for construction of agriculture link roads on Thursday, Thanga said that about 26,147 families have been assisted under the State flagship programme New Land Use Policy (NLUP) with the initiative of Agriculture department. He said that many families were also benefited under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) due to NLUP project.
According to the Minister, Central Government had so far sanctioned Rs 462 crore under RKVY and about 773 km of agriculture links roads were constructed during 2013-2015. He added that 2,680 hectare of land has been turned into wet rice cultivation and about 888 power tillers have been distributed to farmers.
Thanga also said, Rs 4,340 lakh was allocated during the fiscal 2016-2017 and Rs 9,855 lakh in the current fiscal under New Economic Development Policy, for promotion of agriculture in the State.