AIZAWL, Oct 31 – Sudha Pillai, member secretary of the Planning Commission, arrived here today on a two-day maiden visit to the State which has been facing a serious financial crunch.
Pillai would meet beneficiaries of the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), the flagship programme of the State Government during her visit to nearby Sihphir village tomorrow.
Her visit came after the State Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla’s meeting with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee where Mizoram Government asked additional fund under plan and non-plan sectors to tide over the current fiscal problems arising out of payment of enhanced salaries to the employees in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
Lal Thanhawla also met Sonia Gandhi and sought her help for the fund-strapped State. – PTI