AIZAWL: The Mizoram cabinet on Tuesday announced to set up a new municipal council in Lunglei town of the state.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga chaired a meeting and unanimously approved the proposal for setting up Lunglei municipal council to address the problems of the people
A municipal council is the long-pressing demand of the people of Lunglei, the second largest town after state capital Aizawl.
To initiate a faster developmental process with inclusive growth, Lunglei now has a planning board like High Powered Committee (HPC) to address the problems of the southern district. The HPC is empowered to formulate district plan and schemes and implement district-level plans out of the outlay earmarked as discretionary funds.
It also reviews and monitors all district-level plan and projects.
Mizoram currently has one municipal corporation known as Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC), which was formerly known as Aizawl Municipal Council.