AIZAWL, July 17 - Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation DV Sadananda Gowda praised Lok Sabha MP CL Ruala for proper implementation of the MP�s Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS).
Gowda said Mizoram was doing exceedingly well in implementing the MPLADS, which he thought would be a role model for other MPs.
He made this remark during a meeting on development works with the State officials and representatives of the NHIDCL, Railways and other PSUs at the Secretariat Conference Hall here on Monday.
Gowda congratulated the Congress MP who was also present in the meeting. He was also pleased with the execution of Support for Statistical Strengthening Scheme � a financial support system provided to States/UTs for strengthening and capacity building of their statistical systems.
Citing the needs to accelerate the key schemes and Central sector projects in the north-eastern region with the Central Government�s Act East Policy, the Union Minister stressed the need of progress in particular areas like railways and national highways in the State.
�Timely completion of key projects in the North Eastern region is important in order to bring in development and betterment of the people,� he said.
Expressing concern over the railway project from Bairabi in north Mizoram to Sairang near Aizawl, the minister said: �The delay in completion of the project in Mizoram is causing heavy lossses for the people of Mizoram. The Central Government is open to clearing the hurdles of the project. The cooperation of the State Government and the people will be very helpful in this regard.�