Nagaland should work for implementation of Panchayati Raj

KOHIMA, Jun 3 (NEPS): Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Nihalchand Meghwal, said that his Ministry had earmarked Rs 1000 crore for the implementation of the Panchayati Raj system in the three Northeastern States – Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland. Currently only these three States in the Northeast do not have Panchayati Raj system.

Talking to press here at Raj Bhavan on Friday, the Minister who came along with Union Minister for Law and Justice, DV Sadananda Dowda to Kohima for NDA’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration yesterday, said the Panchayati Raj system was not currently operational in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland. He further requested that the State Government to initiate for the implementation of the Panchayati Raj system in the State.


He further disclosed that the Ministry had already earmarked Rs 1000 crore for the three Northeastern States – Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland. So once the operation of the Panchayati Raj system in Nagaland is approved by the Ministry, the State will get about Rs 333 crore.



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