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Despite launch, food security scheme implementation to take time in Mizoram

Sonia Gandhi will launch the Scheme in the state on September 20

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Food Security Bill

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will officially launch the food security scheme in Mizoram on September 20, but it would take some more time for its actual implementation, a state minister said today.

While visiting Aizawl on September 20, Gandhi would launch the Food Security Scheme to signify that it would be implemented in this Congress-ruled state, state's Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister H Rohluna said.

"(But) it is impossible to implement the Scheme immediately as there are a number of issues to be resolved before actual implementation," he said.

The minister expressed hope that a meeting convened by Union Food Minister K V Thomas in Delhi on October 4 would be crucial for settling unresolved issues on the scheme.

Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla had earlier said the state government would make all efforts to implement the Scheme despite a plethora of problems, including financial, being faced by his government.

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First Published: Wed, September 18 2013. 12:45 IST