Mizoram’s growth rate one of the best in India: Guv P.S. Sreedharan Pillai
AIZAWL | JAN 27, 2020:
Mizoram Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Sunday said that the state's economic growth rate of 14.82 per cent last year was one of the best among states in the country and it is likely to be similar this year as well.
"Mizoram has been witnessing remarkable economic growth in recent years. Last year the state's economic growth rate was 14.82 per cent which is one of the best among the states in the country and it is likely to be similar this year as well," the Governor said after unfurling the national flag on Republic Day at the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl.
He said during the period of 2012-18, Mizoram had highest average growth rate of 12.75 per cent in the country and never witnessed such consistent high growth rates in the past. "If this momentum of growth rate is maintained for the next 10 years, then it would be possible to eradicate poverty, ensure all round development, be self-sufficient and bring equity in all aspects of societal life. This growth rate was achieved due to the state government's flagship programme — Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP)."