As the state government has facilitated transportation of fuel, cooking gas, and other essential commodities, including rice, from two other neighbouring states, the economic blockade by people of Assam’s Barak Valley region is unlikely to hit essential commodities supply in Mizoram as hard as it has in the past, a minister said on July 29.
Mizoram shares an inter-state boundary with Manipur (95 km) and Tripura, in addition to Assam (66 km). K. Lalrinliana, Mizoram’s minister of food, civil supplies, and consumer affairs, said the state government began bringing petrol and diesel from Tripura on Wednesday.
“Some oil tankers are expected to arrive in the state capital from Tripura by July 30. We will also send seven oil tankers and another four trucks to transport LPG from Tripura’s capital Agartala on July 30 ,” he said.