AIZAWL, March 2 - The Mizoram government disbursed cash assistance for model bamboo plantation under its flagship programme titled Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP), a senior official said on Sunday.
State Horticulture director Elizabeth Saipari said that Chief Minister Zoramthanga doled out the cash assistance amounting to more than Rs 26.8 lakh to 215 beneficiaries during a function held at Lengpui on Saturday.
She also said that at least 226 beneficiaries - 100 from Hmunpui village and another 126 from Lengpui, have been selected for model bamboo plantation. The financial assistance was given to 215 beneficiaries while the remaining 11 will be given later. Each beneficiary was given Rs 12,500 and they will get an additional assistance depending on their performance, she added.
This is the first financial assistance being distributed to beneficiaries for bamboo project under the flagship programme titled SEDP.