Tripura govt takes up Rs 85 cr-project for development of tea workers: CM

Agartala, May 07: The Tripura government has undertaken a project worth Rs. 85 crore for socio-economic development of the tea workers, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

While interacting with the beneficiaries of different central and state government schemes organized at Mahabir Tea Estate SB School playground at Kamalpur in Dhalai district on Saturday, Deb elaborated the ‘Mukhyamantri Cha Bagan Shramik Kalyan Prakalp’ recently launched by the state government to benefit the tea garden workers.

“Under this scheme, the tea garden workers’ families of the state will be provided with financial assistance in different ways for 22 issues. Apart from this, lease will be issued in the name of tea garden workers after identification of non-functional tea gardens or dying tea gardens. Financial assistance through bank loans will also be provided to the tea garden workers,” Deb said.

Deb said, the main priority of the government is improving quality of living of the people. This work requires passionate heart. The government has been continuing its work with that passion to deliver quick services to the people from rural to urban areas including housing, power supply connection and drinking water connection.
The Chief Minister said, the social pension would be increased to Rs. 2000 as per the promise made in the vision document before Durga Puja.

The Chief Minister said, 38,250 farmers in Dhalai district are receiving benefits under PMKISAN. The farmers are getting 6 thousand rupees every year directly in their bank accounts. So far, total 68,24,000 rupees has been provided. The state government has achieved success even in Dhalai district in implementing this scheme under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said, 5,940 farmers of Durga Chowmuni block and 2,445 farmers of Salema block in Kamalpur are getting benefits from PMKISAN. Speaking about implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the Chief Minister said, approval for construction of 2 lakh 28 thousand houses in four years is a success on its own. The central government has approved construction of more 1,59,000 houses in last September and for construction of 23,402 houses in Dhalai district in four years.

He said, the government is working to provide clean drinking water connection to every household under Jal Jeevan Mission. In this regard, 55 per cenr works have already been completed.

Industries and Commerce Minister Manoj Kanti Deb said, the government is working with a priority for the development of indigenous section.

The welcome speech was delivered by Secretary Dr. P. K. Goyal. MLA PArimal Debbarma and Chairman of Tripura Tea Development Corporation Santosh Saha were also present in the programme.

The Chief Minister handed over facilities of different schemes to the beneficiaries. After the interaction programme, he visited 5 beneficiaries and interacted with them. He also visited an Anganwadi Centre and interacted with children and their mothers there. He also joined Annaprashan ceremony and greeted the mother and child.