On his return from his fruitful visit to the national captital, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla met the media persons at his office chamber, yesterday. The Chief Minister reported about his trip to Delhi and revealed certain  majors implementation of Government projects in the state.

The Chief Minister was conveyed by Ministry of Power, the Government of India's assistance and approval to revive 60MW Tuirial Hydel Project after his meeting with Prime Minister, UPA Chairperson, Finance Minister, DONER Minister and other top officials. Public Investment Board(PIB), Goverment Of India had approved the application submitted by Mizoram to revive the Tuirial Hydel Project, already commenced in 1998, with the revised estimate of Rs.913 Crores against the initial estimation of Rs 368.72 crores during the time of  its inception. The task of contruction is being entrusted to NEEPCO which had been busy finding appropriate funds and loans from several finance institutions and Government of India.

The Chief Minister added that the Centre has shown a keen interest in NLUP and that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has accepted his invitation to formally launch the NLUP programme, in principle. He had also apprised Smt. Sonia Gandhi, UPA, Chairperson on the matter and other important needs of Mizoram. He reiteriated that the NLUP has the potential not only to replace the destructive shifting cultivation with more sustainable land-based means of livelihood but also can restore ecological balance.If properly implemented, the NLUP would accelerate the GDP of the state in the agriculuture sector to around 4 percent, he stated.

He had also expressed the possibilities of getting substantial amount of funds from the UPA National flagship  schemes such as Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) for the purpose of contructing RopeWays at convenient places, construction of Ring road around Aizawl city, widening the existing roads within the city and setting up of Solid Waste Management Centre . Proposal to set up Indian Institute of Mass Communication(IIMC) in Mizoram, Rs 80 Crores for Police Modernisation scheme from Ministry Of Home Affairs, proposal to set up National Institute of Technology(NIT) besides Aizawl City, funding of constructing MPSC Exam Hall, Law College Building and food Processing Centre from DONER were also in the road map, the Chief Minister stated.

On Sixth Pay, the Chief Minister was with the view that no government is capable to suffice each and every demand of every unit of government services. Anomalies of a section of service associations regarding the Sixth Pay would be looked into before implementation of the Sixth Pay Recommendation submitted by the Cabinet Sub-Committee.The recommendations submitted by Sub-Committee on Sixth Pay would be soon be implemented provided the financial position of Mizoram permits, he said.