Mizoram Governor Pushes For Border Trade With Bangladesh, Myanmar

A file photo of Governor Jagdish Mukhi
A file photo of Governor Jagdish Mukhi

Aizawl, March 12, 2019

In a bid to give a fillip in the border trade, acting Mizoram Governor Jagdish Mukhi on March 12th, 2019 told the Mizoram Assembly that border trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh would be vigorously pursued so that Mizoram can benefit economically.

Addressing the budget session of the house, Mukhi said the state government would soon embark on a fresh “road map” of development under the new flagship programme — Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP). The governor further told the house the SEDP would not be given as “doles” but as hand-holding support on the viability of projects and feasibility of livelihood income generation.

Mukhi informed the house that measures would be taken to eradicate social evils. “A new bill to repeal the Mizoram Liquor (Control and Prohibition) Act, 2014, implemented since January 2015, would be tabled during this session,” Mukhi said.