Aizawl, April 26: At least 60,000 beneficiaries have been selected to receive assistance under Mizoram’s flagship programme-Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP) for the first phase, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia said.
“We have selected beneficiaries and we are planning to provide assistance of Rs 50,000 each to 60,000 families under the SEDP for their economic startup,” Tawnluia said while addressing a political session at the party office here on Monday.
He said that 1,500 families have been selected from each assembly constituency to receive the assistance.
Mizoram has 40 assembly constituencies.
The minister said that the SEDP has been devised to nurture people and bring economic development in the state.
He claimed that the state’s flagship programme has been partly implemented in the form of constructing roads and hiring teachers, among others, since the Mizo National Front (MNF) came to power in the state in 2018.
“Focus is now on the uplift of the general public and the programme will be implemented family oriented,” he said.
The SEDP is the flagship programme of the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), which aims at bringing sustainable development by accelerating progress in key sectors through exploration and judicious use of resources and maintaining equality and equity among the citizens.
Under SEDP, the government is planning to provide monetary assistance to the tune of not less than Rs 3 lakh to beneficiaries to start projects (trades) of their choice for sustainable development and the economic uplift of households. (PTI)