Sonia Gandhi in Mizoram

Aizawl, Jun 15 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said the Centre will have to see if central fund meant for mitigating the famine caused by gregarious bamboo flowering in Mizoram is being judiciously spent.

Gandhi, who visited six remote villages by helicopter, later told reporters that the Centre allocated Rs 125 crore to combat the famine caused by ”Mautam’ or gregarious bamboo flowering in the state.

The UPA chairperson said that though an additional fund of more than Rs 40 crore was disbursed to the state government later, “hunger and shortage of food” remained.

Gandhi addressed Congress workers after her return from a trip at Lengpui Airport near here.

She first visited four villages in the south western part of the state affected by Mautam famine and two villages in north western part, including Rajiv Nagar hamlet, affected by the famine.

Congress sources said she came here to see for herself the sufferings of the common people hit by Mautam and share their sufferings, the first visit of her after becoming chairperson of UPA.

Gandhi returned to Delhi from Lengpui airport in a special aircraft.

Agencies

http://www.sinlung.com/?p=2146

Advertisements

About Zou Sangnaupang Pawlpi Delhi

Zou Students' Association Delhi Branch
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s