Mizoram sets up anti-human trafficking wing
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:47
Aizawl: Mizoram governor Lt Gen (Retd) M M Lakhera Tuesday said the state government has set up Anti-Human Trafficking Unit under the police department.

In his address in the state legislature on the first day of the Budget Session, Lakhera said maintaining peace and tranquillity and securing the safety of the citizens has always remained a top priority of the government.

"The government has set up the economic offence wing and the anti-human trafficking unit to meet the emerging challenges," he said, adding that the crime and criminal tracking and network system was being undertaken to empower the state police with information technology to detect and fight crimes nationwide on a real time basis.

He expressed confidence that under peaceful atmosphere, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), officially launched on January 14 would bring about revolutionary changes towards economic self-sufficiency and poverty alleviation.

Outlining the developmental projects taken up by the government during the current fiscal, the governor said construction of 100 km of double-lane highway between south Mizoram's Lawngtlai town and Myanmar border under Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project has begun.

"The recently installed Instrumental Landing System Cat-I at the lone Lengpui Airport is expected to be commissioned shortly," governor said.

Under MGNREGS, 116.45 lakh mandays have been generated he said, adding that 1,448 rural households living below poverty line have been provided assistance under Indira Awaas Yojana for construction and upgradation of houses.


First Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:47

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