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Tripura CM apprised development plan of state in NITI Aayog meet

Tripura CM apprised development plan of state in NITI Aayog meet

Agartala, Aug 8 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha stressed on self-sufficiency in agriculture, improvement of education, urban planning and improvement of basic amenities for
civic life of the state while addressing the 7th Governor Council meeting of NITI Aayog on
Sunday.
Dr Saha said for providing food safety, nutritional security, improving soil health and socio-economic status of the farmers, his government has been working on a three-year plan to be concluded next year to bring diversification in 50,000 hectares with Maize and Blackgram.
The government has given emphasis on adoption of newly released hybrid and high yielding varieties, cluster cultivation, extending irrigation facilities, mechanization and processing support, capacity building of the farmers and digitalisation of agriculture.
The State level Steering Committee and Implementation Committee already constituted and first meeting of both the committees completed and state has finalized Standard Operating Procedure
for creation of farmer’s database, he apprised the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Reporting the implementation of National Education Policy at school level, Chief Minister stated that after the formation of the present government in 2018, the education system has been oriented towards holistic development of children with special emphasis on quality, access and inclusivity to equip all children with 21st Century skills.
The state government will invest Rs 500 crore in “Mission 100 - Vidyajyoti Schools” in next three years for development of infrastructure; creation of hostel facilities; recruitment of high quality teachers with in-service training; and to ensure seamless integration of arts and sports with
academic curriculum.
Mentioning the GIS based property tax system Dr Saha said it is ready for launch and the government will introduce it from 2023-24, which will increase Municipal Revenue by at least 20 percent.
Apart from these master planning for 20 urban local bodies is in advanced stage and shall be finally published in June 2023. “We have established Tripura Urban Planning and Development Authority for proper Urban Planning and development of infrastructure in more than 500 Sq KMs,” said Dr Saha.
For better management of water and sewerage services, Tripura Jal Board has started functioning from 1st April 2022 and Tripura Real Estate Regulatory Authority (T-RERA) has been established
and 84 real estate projects with 3,134 apartments are registered, Dr Saha added.
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