Tripura is progressing, thanks to its double-engine effect: Biplab

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AGARTALA | Dec 01, 2019:

Despite of certain economic problems at the national level, Tripura's economic profile is good, says the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb today.

While speaking in a programme organized by the All Tripura Government Doctors Association (ATGDA) in the auditorium of the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), Biplab said that there is no economic problem in the state now but the country at large is facing certain problems which is part of the global slowdown but the government will overcome this economic shutdown soon.

He also added that Tripura was progressing because of the 'double engine' effect and this will continue.

Biplab said that the state government has been able to implement the 7th CPC recommendations for employees and officers of Tripura because the state government has been able to obtain Rs 2427 crore extra fund from the Centre beyond the normal devolution for state budgets because of this double-engine effect during the past twenty months.

He added that the funds obtained was used to fulfill the pre-poll promises which could otherwise be used for infrastructure building.

Biplab also listed out the achievements of the state government stating that during the left rule, average monthly expenses on salary for employees and officers was Rs 574 crore but now this is Rs 780 crore.

He also added that the government could generate 4 crore man-days of MGNREGA which during the left front regime was at 3 crore man-days.

He said that Tripura is in the path of development to emerge as a developed state in the country.