Government of Mizoram
Budget Speech: 1981-82
By Pu Lalhmingthanga
I rise to the present before the Assembly the Supplementary
Demands for the year 1980-81 and the Budget Estimates for the year
At the outset, I would like to mention before the
august House that the Government is committed to the task of providing
facilities for the basic necessities like foodstuff, water supply,
education, health, power, communication etc. to the people. I am happy
to state that the Government could fulfill the expectation of the
people to a considerable extent. This has become possible with the
sincere cooperation of all sections of people and earnest efforts
on the part of the executing agencies. During the current year considerable
progress could be achieved in all spheres of developmental activities
because of prevalence of comparatively peaceful atmosphere.
The Budgetary position of fund in the sanctioned
grant 1980-81, Revised Estimates 1980-81 and Budget Estimates 1981-82
are as follows:
5228.27 5521.33 5520.54
Capital Acctt (Gross)
The approved annual plan outlay for 1981-82 is Rs.2300 lakhs as against Rs.2050
lakhs during the current year; out of which Rs.2295 lakhs will come
as grant-in-aid and loan from the Central Government and balance of
Rs.5 lakhs is to be met from additional sources raised in the territory.
Due to some technical difficulty, the provision of Rs.2295 lakhs only
has been proposed in the B.E. 1981-82 and the position will be reviewed
in the R.E. 1981-82. The total outlay in respect of N.E.C. schemes
is Rs.128.86 lakhs as against the final allocation of Rs.155.58 lakhs
during the current year. The provision in respect of central plan
/centrally sponsored schemes is Rs.110.94 lakhs only as against Rs.296.55
lakhs in the final grant during the current year. As the statement
of Accepted Estimates for all central/centrally sponsored schemes
are not yet received, only token provisions are proposed in many cases.
In addition to these a provision of Rs.490 lakhs
has been proposed for construction and maintenance of Roads by BRTF
I shall now mention the achievements and activities
of different Departments briefly.
AGRICULTURE & SOIL CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT
AGRICULTURE WING The main objective of the Agriculture
Deptt. is to attain self-sufficiency in food production. The traditional
method of jhumming will gradually be replaced by permanent cultivation.
The use of improved variety of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides is
progressively increasing. More agricultural land has been reclaimed
and construction of many agricultural link roads connecting potential
agricultural areas has been completed. Heavy machineries like bulldozers
and tractors are made available to the cultivators on hire for reclamation
work. Small agricultural implements, plough animals, fencing materials
are also made available to the cultivators at subsidized rates. The
target for the current year is for reclamation of 1400 hectares of
land and construction of 50 KM of agricultural link road and the target
for 1981-82 is reclamation of 2000 hectres of land and construction
of 50 KM of link road.
The Soil Testing Laboratory has been equipped with
instruments and chemicals for analyzing the soil samples. The target
for 1980-81 is for analysis of 14000 soil samples and that for 1981-82
is for 15000.
Under the Seed Distribution Scheme, improved cereals
like HYV/ improved paddy, maize, wheat; under commercial crop, potato,
sugarcane, oil seeds, pulses, fibre crops are distributed to the cultivators
at subsidized rates. Under Horticultural Development Scheme, apart
from maintaining the existing 7200 hectres of plantation crop, the
scheme aims at bringing fresh 500 hectres area under different fruit
crops. The Scheme will take care of settlement of fresh 300 jhumia
families. Large cardamom imported from Sikkim has been introduced
for the first time in Mizoram and the result is encouraging.
The Demonstration Schemes aim at conducting demonstration
on small plots on cultivators’ field on package of practice, fertilizer
response, High Yielding variety programme on different crops like
pulses, cereals, vegetable, oil seed etc. Demonstrations/trial on
pesticide application, improved implements are also carried on under
Under Minor Irrigation Scheme 2000 hectres of land
is proposed to be brought under irrigation during 1981-82 by lift
and flow methods and also by use of power pump, polythene pipe, construction
of dams reservoirs and minor irrigation canals.
SOIL CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT In respect of the Soil
Conservation, apart from maintaining 350 hectres of coffee and 400
hectres of rubber plantation, 203 hectres of coffee plantation is
being created during the current year. Settlement of 1560 families
brought under permanent cultivation with 2 hectres of land each and
515 families with one hectre of land each will be maintained during
1980-81. These 515 families who have taken up plantation in one hectre
of land each during the current year will be extended benefit for
the 2nd hectre of land during 1981-82. Construction of
bench-terraces in 290 hectres of land will be completed during the
current year with irrigation canals. 100 units of erosion control
works such as construction of head water dams, gulley plugging and
check dams will be completed during 1980-81 and 200 hectres of cultivated
field will be brought under the Soil Conservation measure. 500 beds
of nursery for fast growing species of trees for stream bank control
measure is being raised during the current year and 400 hectres of
land will be brought under terracing and 100 hectres under cash crop
FISHERIES WING The departmental activities since
inception are concentrated towards encouraging pisciculture in the
private sector. Presently there are about 486 hectres of water areas
under culture and about 6000 hectres of water area in the capture
sector (comprising rivers only). The combined production from these
two sectors is estimated to be around 700 M.T.
In the Sixth Five Year Plan, it is proposed to raise
the annual level of production of fish from 700 M.T. to 2800 M.T.
To achieve this, provision has been made to bring 1619 hectres of
water area under culture against the present available 486 hectres.
To meet the demand of fish seeds, 2 fish seed farms presently under
construction will be completed and these will have combined annual
production target of 104 lakhs fry fingerlings after completion.
During 1980-81 the target for supply of 20 lakhs
fish seeds will be achieved and the level of fish production is estimated
to be 900 M.T. It is proposed to supply 30 lakhs of fish seeds to
the piscisulturists during 1981-82 and the level of fish production
is estimated as 1200 M..T. During the Sixth Plan period it is proposed
to make a detail survey of the important rivers for identification
of fishes, study their cultural possibilities, to locate breeding
grounds of economic varieties of fishes and collection of spawn from
A.H. & VETY. DEPARTMENT The activities of the
A.H & Vety. Deptt. have increased many folds during last few years.
During the current year, the Deptt. has achieved
most of the targets. 195 high yielding variety of cows with free transportation
cost have been distributed at subsidized rate. In number of cases
loan has been extended by the State Bank of India, Aizawl Branch and
49 beneficiaries have acquired 98 cows under this scheme. 65 Rural
Farm colonys are being supported for rearing local animals and 20
families are also supported to rear heifers.
The artificial Insemination is being extended for
which 50 V.F.A have been sent for training in the Artificial Insemination
Technique. The Central semen Bank at Selesih have started supply of
preserved semen to Kawnpui, Kolasib and same will be expanded to places
along the main road.
In Piggery Development 400 families have so far been
covered throughout Mizoram and during the current year 100 more beneficiaries
are being covered. The Regional Pig Breeding Farm at Selesih and Demonstration
Farms at Kolasib and Thenzawl are functioning satisfactorily.
In the field of Animal Health Service and Veterinary,
inspite of acute shortage of technical manpower, the Veterinary Institutions
throughout Mizoram have been functioning satisfactorily and about
2 lakhs cases have been treated. Apart from this vaccinations against
certain diseases like Ranikhet Diseases nearly 4 lakhs and foot and
mouth disease, nearly 30,000 have been given.
FOREST DEPARTMENT Mizoram has got 7127 Sq.km area
of Reserved Forest; of which 5106 Sq.km is unclassified forest. Due
to large scale practice of Jhumming which has been going for a long
period, thick forest including valuable important species have been
destroyed and most of the areas are now barren degraded lands. It
is a vital task of the Department to cover up the denuded hill areas
by plantation with economically and commercially important species
like Teak, Gamari etc.
The Department is marching ahead with the creation
of plantation with a view to cover as much as possible abundant jhum
land in the reserved forests as well as in the unclassed forest area.
Various plantation schemes have been drawn up for plantation under
normal State Plan, Operation Soil Watch and Social Forestry. During
last year 2877 hectres of area was taken up for plantation. During
the current year 6000 hectres of plantation has been created and 10,000
hectres of plantation is proposed during next year.
The Forest Training School at Bethlehem Veng, Aizawl
has been upgraded to Forest Education and Research Institute. During
the current year 26 Forest Guards were trained in this Institute and
from next year no Forester need be sent outside the state. They will
be trained in this Institute.
The wild Life Management work is being strengthened
and it will be placed under one Forest Division for intensive management.
Work on survey and demarcation, data collection for compilation and
Working Plan of different reserve forest is in progress.
CO – OPERATION DEPARTMENT During 1979-80 as many
as 82 Co-operative Societies of various categories were given financial
assistance to carry out their programme. Short term loan of Rs.40
lakhs was given to the Mizoram Apex marketing Co-operative Societies
for procurement and marketing of ginger. The Society marketed about
5000 quintals of ginger at Calcutta market in collaboration with West
Bengal Co-operative Marketing Federation. In Mizoram to these, an
amount of Rs.10 lakhs was given to the Mizoram Apex Marketing Co-operative
Society as short term loan for purchase and open sale of rice from
outside the territory to supplement FCI rice.
The Mizoram Apex Marketing Society is useful instrument
in checking temporary price rise of the essential commodities like
sugar, salt, edible oil, pulses, cement etc. These essential commodities
are lifted from outside the State and distributed through the Co-operative
retail outlets in towns and through affiliated Primary Societies in
the rural areas. It is intended to enhance the activities of the Department
to meet the ever-increasing challenge of marketing agricultural products
and supply of consumer goods to the interior places at reasonable
REVENUE DEPARTMENT The Department is carrying out
cadastral survey in two categories viz. survey Short Term and Survey
Long Term and settlement in individual agricultural land holding mostly
in areas where there is potentiality of wet rice cultivation, developing
Orchard and Farming etc. for the purpose of eventual conversion into
regular settlement by issue of Land Settlement Certificate. The Survey
Long Term Scheme envisages for large scale cadastral survey on a villagewise
basis so that land records system could be built up methodically villagewise.
So far the Survey Short Term is concerned, land holdings of 199 individuals
covering the area of 1911.57 bighas have been carried out during the
current year and it is proposed to carry out cadastral survey of Thenzawl
and Serchhip villages during the current year and for this purpose
two survey parties are being deployed.
In order to mitigate shortage of technical personnels
in survey, local educated youths and inservice personnels are sent
to Hyderabad and Meghalaya Survey School, Tura. During the current
year 4 inservice personnels have been deputed for undergoing Cartography
Technician Course and Cartography Course at Survey & Training
So far the land tenure system is concerned our land
records are yet to be built up on permanent basis.
The Community Development Department is engaged in
various developmental work in 22 blocks by constructing community
halls, playgrounds inter-village path and jeepable roads. During the
current financial year the Department has undertaken construction
of 196 community halls, 10 number of departmental buildings, 144 number
of playgrounds. Besides these, the Department distributed sports goods
and musical instruments to voluntary organizations at subsidized rates.
Under the Special Nutrition Programme, nutritious
foods will be supplied to 22,000 beneficiaries including nursing mothers
and children of 0-6 years.
In addition to this, the Department is coordinating
in implementation of centrally sponsored scheme of Integrated Rural
Development and National Rural Employment Programme. Baseline survey
work is carried out by employing College students during the vacation
period to identify families who are below poverty line.
EDUCATION & SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT
There has been noteable improvement and expansion
in the field of education. Sustained efforts are made to maintain
both qualitative improvements. During 1979-80, 20 Middle Schools and
10 High Schools were upgraded to the status of deficit aided School
and 5 non-Government Middle Schools and 3 non-Government High Schools
were taken over by Government. 85 additional Primary School teachers
have been appointed and 80 teachers were posted in 40 thlawhbawk Primary
Schools. New Courses of education are being introduced in 131 Primary
Schools following the National Pattern of the education.
Attempts has been made for encouragement of the Science
education especially in the secondary stage of education. Due care
has been given for development of collegiate education. 2 new Private
Colleges at Kolasib and Saiha have been recognized since April, 1980.
Permission has been given for opening of two private colleges at Aizawl
during the current year.
With a view to make speedy development both in terms
of quality and quantity in higher the existing Government College
at Lunglei and other recognized aided Colleges will be developed.
Eradication of illiteracy among adults is the main
target under Social Education Progaramme. With a view to motivating
the illiterate adult to acquire functional literacy, rural seminars,
literacy campaigns have been organized occasionally. One regular adult
school had been opened at Phullen with 74 learners. Assistance has
been given to 19 organisations engaged in promotion of adult education.
Appointment of Principal for Polytechnic Institute
at Lunglei has already been made and other staffs are under the process
of appointment. Construction of building is in progress and it is
proposed to start class from 1981-82 session.
Steps have been taken towards achieving universalisation
of the elementary education from 1981-82. The new pattern of education
will be introduced in all schools by 1982 session. Apart from continuing
existing schemes, vocational courses are proposed to be introduced
in the field of stenography, typing, Secretariat practice, accountancy,
etc. by extending financial assistance to private institutes which
provides the said courses of training.
Some new items such as State Research Centre, National
School for adults are proposed to be implemented during 1981-82.
The Government has been well aware of the vital role
that sports play in development of qualities of fortitute and in building
of national character. It is proposed to increase physical education,
games and sports among students as well as non-students with improved
facilities such as playgrounds, indoor stadium and other equipments.
It is proposed to hold Mizoram State Games during 1981-82.
Amongst the programme for development and promotion
of arts and culture, it is proposed to open a new sub-divisional library
in the interior place during 1981-82.
The Social Welfare Department has made several achievements
and intends to extend its activities during the ensuing year. The
Department has taken up the I.C.D.S. Scheme of Government of India
in two Blocks at Lungdar (E) and Hnahthial. Under these Blocks package
services of programme of health, nutrition and non-formal education
for children of the age Group 0-6 years and expectant and nursing
mothers is taken up in 35 villages; on an average there is 5000 beneficiaries
in each project. It is also proposed to open one more I.C.D.S. project
in the next financial year. It is also intended that supplementary
nutrition programme will be taken up in the I.C.D.S. project.
On-going programme like Pre-Primary Schools, Baby
Home etc. are continued and extended. As a follow up programme, additional
12 Day-Care Centres have been opened during 1980-81. The rate of old-age
pension has been enhanced to Rs.60/- p.m. and the enhanced rate will
be implemented from 1981-82.
The year 1981 is celebrated as International Year
of the Disabled Persons. Government is paying special attention to
the rehabilitation of handicapped. The training-cum-production centre
for the handicapped women was opened during 1980-81. It is proposed
to open a similar centre for shoe-making and leather craft for physically
INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT During the Fifth Year Plan
efforts were confined mostly for development of cottage and small
industries. During 1980-81 the MSIDC has signed a contract with N.R.D.C.
for commissing the Ginger Processing Plant at Sairang on turnkey basis.The
plant is likely to go on for production during the last part of 1981-82.
Side by side the Ginger Dehydration Pilot Project, sponsored by N.E.C.,
is likely to be commissioned within the current financial year at
Sairang. The Industria Estate at Kolasib is being completed for giving
allotment to the entrepreneurs for setting up of their industry. About
40 acres of land have been acquired at Sairang for another Industrial
Estate where the following projects are proposed to be set up:- (1)
Oleorasin and ginger oil complex (2) plant for manufacture of corrugated
roofing sheets (3) plywood factory (4) timber seasoning plant.
In addition to the Food Preservation Factory at Vairengte,
it is proposed to set up a Maize Processing Unit at Champhai during
The District Industrial Centres set up during 1978-79
at Aizawl and Lunglei are functioning smoothly. During the current
year 52 local boys and girls were trained in weaving and another 53
are undergoing training. 82 local boys and girls were trained in 4
Handicraft Training Centres and another 83 are undergoing training.
Stress is being laid to develop oak tassar, eri silk, mulberry silk
and muga silk under sericulture scheme. One more sericulture extension
centre is likely to be opened at Saiha during the next year.
Geology and Mining Cell of the Deptt. is proposed
to be strengthened so that the survey of Mizoram hills may be completed
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Roads are the only means of communication and developmental
activities are fully dependent on the road communication net work.
In the current year’s annual plan the target is formation cutting
134 k.m, metalling 65 k.m. black topping 65 k.m. The annual plan for
1981-82 envisaged formation cutting 140 k.m. soiling, metalling and
black topping 60 k.m. in addition to other on going schemes. The Sixth
Five Year Plan provides for formation cutting of 680 k.m.soiling,
metalling, black topping of 290 k.m.
Construction of bridges on the river Tuichang and
Chawngte are in progress. Construction work of the following bridges
have been awarded recently:-
1) Steel Bridge across river Tuipui on Champhai –Ruantlang
2) Steel Bridge across river Tuipui on Champhai—Zote
3) Steel Bridge across river Varhte on Champhai—Ruantlang
BUILDINGS In respect of construction of buildings,
the Mizoram House at Silchar, Bus Stations at Saitual and Tlabung,
Hospital buildings and quarters at Tlabung. Supply godowns, quarters
for other Deptts., like Police, Veterinary etc. taken up for construction
during 1979-80 have been completed. Construction of Mizoram House
at Delhi and extension of Mizoram House at Calcutta executed by C.P.W.D.
are under progress. Other building like polytechnic Institute, College
building at Lunglei, Bus stations, extension at T.B. Hospital, addition
of ward for handicapped persons at Aizawl, conversion of 10 bedded
Hospital at Lawngtlai are under construction.
It has been decided to extend Aizawl Capital to Luangmual
where land is available for construction of Secretariat complex, Assembly
Hall, Ministers’ Bungalow, Senior officers’ quarters and staff quarters
and work will be taken up during 1981-82.
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEER DEPARTMENT The Public Health
Engineering Department is looking after water supply to different
towns and in selected villages. 8 number of village water supply projects
have been completed during 1979-80 and another 4 Schemes will be completed
Sixth Five Year Plan envisages survey and investigations
of water supply potentiality in 200 villages with a special emphasis
on gravitation system and will take up 100 projects in addition to
completion of 39 number of on going projects. The work in respect
of Aizawl Water Supply Augmentation Scheme, phase I and II, Lunglei
Augmentation Water Supply Scheme are also likely to be completed during
A small beginning has been made to this effect about
2 years back under the N.E.C. programme for exploring the feasibilities
of utilizing water resources for irrigation purposes. Investigation
is going on in Mat valley and Champhai valley and actual work is likely
to commence from the next year.
POWER DEPARTMENT Rs.1800.00 lakhs is approved for
Sixth Plan 1980-85 which envisages 5MW additional Diesel Generation,
6 MW Gas Turbine/Diesel, 3.5 MW Micro Hydel Installation. Work of
15 MW Serlui—B Medium Hydel Project will also be taken up. Total installed
capacity will become about 17 MW by 1985. Additional Power from Regional
Projects Loktak and Kopili are expected to become available by 1985-86,
with completion of 132 KV Transmission line to Mizoram. This will
enable us to meet Power demand projection of 21 MW by 1985-86 which
includes mostly domestic requirement and marginal needs of small Industries
and water supply schemes. 132 KV Transmission line from Aizawl to
Lunglei with substation at Aizawl, Serchhip and Lunglei and construction
of 66 KV sub-station at Vairengte and Kolasib will also be completed.
It is also proposed to construct 66 KV line from Dullavcherra to Vairengte
to improve the existing line on Rail Poles.
Rs. 324.00 lakhs is approved for 1981-82. It is proposed
to install additional Diesel Generation of 2.45 MW to augment existing
capacities of Rural areas and set up 6 new Diesel stations at Saitual,
Biate, Khawzawl, Chawngte, Lokicherra and Kanhmun. Electrification
of 22 more villages will be taken up during 1981-82. Total power availability
will become 15.78 MW out of which 3 MW Grid Power and 12.78 MW out
of Gas Turbine/Diesel Generation.
Mizoram is having a very promising hydel-power potentiality
and Govt. is taking keen interest in harnessing those hydel resources.
The expert teams of C.W.C. and NEEPCO have, at our instance, indentified
a numbers of projects like KAWLCHAW of Chhimtuipui, BAIRABI of Tlawng
river and Tuivai river. Out of these three major projects Tuivai is
already under investigation by NEEPCO and the Central Govt. have agreed
in principle to investigat both Chhimtuipui and Tlawng river in the
INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT The I
& P R Deptt. used to look after the maintenance of Information
Centres, advertising and visual publicity programmes, publication
of magazines, calendars, tourist folders etc. every year. Department
also take effective steps for promotion of cultural activities, conducted
tours etc. Apart from these functions the Government Press and Tourism
were also given to the Department. From the current year Printing
& Stationery has been made a separate wing in the Department.
Efforts has been made to centralize the procurement of office stationeries
and Govt. forms for re-distribution to various Departments. During
the next year, two sophisticated machines monotype and Linotype imported
from United Kingdom will be installed.
ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS The Department of Economics
and Statistics provides the Government at the centre and the state
with necessary information and vital statistics pertaining to all
development activities of Mizoram to reflect achievements to enable
them to formulate Plan policy and programmes. The Department has been
collecting some basic information relating to Agriculture, Education,
Soil Conservation, Population, Forest, Co-operation, Labour &
Employment, Trade & Commerce, Industry, Finance, Health and Family
Planning, Road Statistics, Crime and Relegious Institutions etc.
During the current year, the department of National
sample survey has conducted 34th/35th Rounds
of sample survey covering the whole area of Mizoram. Another survey,
such as House Building and Major properties survey of Urban and sub-urban
areas, the Domestic Fuel Consumption Survey and socio-education survey
are also conducted. Collection of information on the estimation of
State Domestic product is also in progress and the preparation for
the 4th issue of Statistical Hand Book of Mizoram is also
in progress. Result of the Urban Survey of Mizoram and Economic Review
of Mizoram are also prepared by this department. The second round
of Economic Census of Mizoram also had been completed during the current
SUPPLY AND TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT Mizoram being a deficit
area, foodgrain has to be imported from outside Mizoram. During 1979,
31,320 MT rice was received. As against the target of 42,938 for 1980,
29,434 MT rice was received. This was mainly due to inability of Food
Corporation of India to supply according to our requirement. Beside
this, disturbed condition in Assam also adversely affected movement
of rice. Monsoon stocking could not, therefore, be done in all the
interior places as scheduled and as a result air dropping of rice
has be resorted to. A total quantity of 800.00 MT rice was air dropped
in 30 centres to save people from starvation.
The target for import of rice during 1981 is 45,781
Apart from rice, other essential commodities were
also imported through Government appointed dealers after obtaining
allotments from the Government of India. This benefited public to
a great extent in getting essential commodities at reasonable price
in a deficit area like Mizoram. These essential commodities include
230 MT Free sale sugar, 2100 MT Salt, 538 MT edible oil and 3882 MT
Cement. Steps have already been taken to import essential commodities
in larger quantities during 1981 also.
To facilitate drawal of rations Government have appointed
51 more retailers during 1980.
TRANSPORT WING The strength of flect under Mizoram
State Transport had been increased to 68 during 1980 as against 46
during 1979 by acquiring 22 buses. These buses ply in 19 routes covering
2100 km. It is also contempted to buy 10 more buses raising the strength
of fleet to 78 by the end of 1980-81. Planning Commission has approved
an outlay of Rs.57 lakhs for 1981-82. The Department will buy another
14 buses to augment the existing fleet. Introduction of Jeep/Trecker
service in the interior, by procuring Jeep/Trecker where Jeepable
road exist, is also under consideration of Government.
At present there are 24 road worthy trucks. These
Trucks are deployed for carriage of essential commodities and also
let out on hire to other Departments as well as to public. During
1980 about 6400 M.T. of essential commodities was carried by these
Trucks. The Department is trying to augment the fleet of Trucks and
it is contemplated to buy 5 more Trucks during 1980-81 and also equal
number during 1981-82.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT The regulation of the drawal of
pay and allowances by Group ‘A’ officers by issue of pay slip, which
hitherto used to be done by the A.G., has been taken over by the Directorate
of Accounts and Treasuries from the current year. The question of
taking over the maintenance of G.P.F. account of Govt. servants as
well as pension cases by the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries,
which are at present done by the A.G., is under consideration of the
Government. Six months’ Accounts Training to all the Divisional Accountants
and Assistant Divisional Accountants recruited up to March, 1980 has
been given by the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries. Government
have since decided to centralize all future courses of training under
the Director of Training.
The proposal for opening sub-treasuries at Champhai,
Tlabung. Lawngtlai and Chawnte is in hand and it is expected that
sub-treasuries in these places may be opened during next year.
The Local Audit Wing attached to the Directorate
of Accounts and Treasuries has taken up audit of the accounts of the
Local Bodies and non-official organizations. Apart from this the wing
has taken up audit of some of the Government offices also.
HOUSING Under housing there are 3 types of scheme,
Govt.Housing Scheme, Police Housing, Housing benefit to public. Under
Government Housing the scheme envisages construction of different
types of quarters for the Government servants. To start with, construction
of 177 residential quarters has been taken up at Luangmual, Aizawl.
It is proposed to construct 150 quarters at Lunglei and 100 quarters
at Saiha during the Sixth Plan.
Under the Police Housing Scheme, it is proposed to
construct 161 quarters at various places in Mizoram for accommodating
police personnels. Under the other housing scheme, loans are distributed
to the public under M.I.G.H. and L.I.G.H.schemes. During 1979-80 a
sum of Rs.68 lakhs have been distributed. During the current year
there is a provision of Rs.56 lakhs for disbursement of loan under
M.I.G.H. and L.I.G.H. In the budget for the next year a provision
of Rs. 86.33 lakhs has been proposed.
DISTRICT COUNCIL The 3 District Councils are paid
grants-in-aid under non-plan for carrying out their normal functions
including the maintenance of the schemes taken up under plan during
the Fifth plan period. Apart from these, they are also paid the grants-in-aid
required for implementation of the annual plan schemes. For discharging
the functions both under plan and non-plan a sum of Rs.60.85 lakhs
is proposed for payment to the District Councils next year.
Sir, once again, I would like to inform the Hon’ble
Members that the quantum of backwardness in Mizoram is one of the
largest magnitudes all over the country. As you all know Mizoram is
having no economic infrastructure so as to ensure local production
in various fields. Our main efforts today are construction of such
economic infrastructure. Our Domestic Revenue is very much limited.
It is intended to mobilize additional financial resource of Rs.24.50
lakhs during the 6th plan. This target is proposed to be
achieved from the following sources:-
1) Land Revenue
2) Animal (Control & Taxation ) Act
3) Revision of rates of freight and hiring charges of vehicles
4) Forest Royalty
The Government of India is very much sympathetic
towards the economic development of this area and liberally extend
financial assistance for the growing needs of this Territory. It is
upon us to make fruitful utilization of the fund provided and in this
context financial discipline is very much necessary for extending
the maximum benefit to the common people. I am sure that with the
cooperation of Hon’ble members and the public, under the peaceful
atmosphere brought about by the peace negotiation between the Central
Govt. and the MNF we shall succeed in achieving the objectives. Before
I conclude, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to
the officers and staffs who had to work hard in preparation of the
Budget Documents to enable me to present these in the House today.
With your permission Sir, I present the Budget for
1981-82 before the House for favour of consideration and approval.