Brigadier Girish Upadhya, DIG 23 Sector Assam Rifles called upon honourable Chief Minister, Lalduhoma on 18 December to congratulate him on taking over as the Chief minister and apprised him about the effective border management role of Indo-Myanmar border and efforts of Assam Rifles to curb down the drug menace in Mizoram.
The MHA project of border smart fencing for effective border management was also apprised to the CM.
The DIG briefed the honourable Chief Minister about the contribution of Assam Rifles in overall development and assistance to the people of Mizoram through civil assistance projects like Medical camps, women empowerment projects, mushroom farming and tailoring, self help projects like carpentry, vehicle repair capsules, training of youth for recruitment and children to join Sainik School, NEIDO project wherein 30 students will be trained in Zokhawsang boarding facility for appearing in NEET and JEE exams.
The Chief Minister and the DIG also discussed about allowing thoroughfare to farmers of Zokhawsang till the bypass road is constructed. The DIG promised to provide all possible assistance inspite of constraints. Shifting of Assam Rifles to Zokhasang was also discussed and the Chief Minister promised the DIG to resolve the issue amicably. The DIG assured the Chief Minister that Assam Rifles will continue to operate against movement of drugs & areca nuts in border areas and break down the drug cartel.
Chief Minister complimented the efforts of Assam Rifles & promised full support and cooperation by the state government.