Tripura: CM seeks Rs. 350 crore package from centre, urgent package on rural devp assured
By Our Correspondent
AGARTALA | March 20, 2018
Citing fiscal condition of Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday sought Rs. 350 crore package from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and others to meet 'committed liabilities'.
An official statement said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy CM Jishnu Devvarman met President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and others during a visit at New Delhi.
Tripura CM sought Rs. 350 crore package to meet committed liabilities including salary, pension and other expenses included in the previous Special Plan Assistance (SPA) recommended by the NITI Ayog.
Finance Minister Jaitley assured 'all possible assistance' to the Biplab Deb government.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar assured 'all possible assistance' to Tripura and also assured to provide financial assistance of Rs. 241 crore on urgent basis for rural development sector in the state.
Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar assured to shortly set up CIPET project in the state, which 'may' provide direct employment to nearly five thousand 5000 unemployed youths annually, a statement said.
The project would be named 'Maa Tripura Sundari CIPET'. A plastic waste management center would be inaugurated near the CIPET project site too.
BJP earlier promised renaming Agartala Airport as 'Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Airport' in the 'vision document' which it projected as its poll manifesto.
Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today assured to consider the proposal 'shortly' and 'in a positive manner'.