AIZAWL, May 2 - Mizoram Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Monday visited the eastern-most district of Champhai in the State as well as the Indo-Myanmar border trade point located there, an official release stated today.
The Governor met the district and department officials at the Champhai circuit house, where he was briefed on the progress made in the implementation of different Central Government schemes like RGGVY, Swachh Bharat Mission and PMUY. Assam Rifles personnel, who guard the Indo-Myanmar border, also met the Governor and briefed him on their duties and performance in border vigil.
The Governor was received at the Champhai helipad by the district authorities. Major Sunil Patel of 10 Assam Rifles gave a report on their activities along the border.
Governor Mukhi, while commending the Assam Rifles officials and personnel on their good performance, encouraged them to use the media and IT, whenever and wherever the necessity arose, as quick communication always helped in finding quick solutions. Appreciating the implementation of various government flagship programmes within Champhai district, the Governor added that all such programmes must percolate down to the last common man, for whose benefit these are actually executed.
Commenting on the activities at the Indo-Myanmar border trade point, the Governor said that while free movement is allowed to some degree, the security forces and officials concerned must ensure that no illegal goods are smuggled across the border. �Free movement is not a movement of illegal goods,� the Governor asserted. He also claimed that the NDA Government has given a push to development in the North East Region. Under the NDA Government, 15 new railway routes have been initiated within the region and the Guwahati airport is currently the seventh busiest airport within the country, he said.
It is the NDA Government�s target to reach double cropping in agriculture and allied sectors by 2022, the Governor added.