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CM announces hike in MLA Area Development Fund by Rs. 25 Lakhs per Year


 BY TC News Desk

Agartala, January 5: In a significant move aimed at fostering comprehensive development for the people of Tripura, Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha, on the first day of the Thirteenth Tripura Legislative Assembly, unveiled a substantial increase in the MLA Area Development Fund.

 Addressing the assembly, Dr. Saha announced that the current allocation for the MLA Area Development Scheme stands at Rs. 50 Lakhs per MLA per year, amounting to a total financial outlay of Rs. 30 crores for all 60 MLAs.

 Proposing a noteworthy enhancement, he announced that the funds under this scheme would now be raised to Rs. 75 lakhs, signifying an additional allocation of Rs. 25 lakhs for each MLA.

 “Consequently, the total annual allocation for all 60 MLAs is expected to reach Rs. 45 crores, requiring an additional Rs. 15 crores”, said Dr Saha.

 Dr. Saha emphasized that this augmentation in funds is slated to take effect in the upcoming financial year, 2024-25.This move reflects the government’s commitment to promoting sustained growth and welfare for the citizens of Tripura.

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