By TC News Desk
Agartala: December 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stated that Tripura is becoming the gate way of International Trade for the Northeast region.Addressing a massive gathering at Swami Vivekananda Maidan this evening, PM Modi said that Tripura is making rapid strides in infrastructure development.
“Now North East through Tripura is becoming gateway of international trade as well as a gateway for relations with other countries. Agartala-Akhaura railway link will open a new route for trade. MBB Airport is now also an international airport which helps in connecting with other countries. Now Tripura is expanding in logistic hubs”, said PM.
PM Modi said that his government is laying emphasis not only on physical and digital infrastructure, but also on social infrastructure. On adivasi community, PM Modi claimed that the Govt realises the importance of the adivasi community.“We have given priority to the issue related to the tribal community. The Govt realises the importance of the adivasi community. That is why 15th November was celebrated as Janjatiya Gaurav divas on the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. The Govt is dedicated towards the improvement of lives of Janjatiya communities. The budget which used to be Rs 21,000 crore is now Rs 88,000 crore”, he said.
During the event PM Modi has inaugurated ‘Griha Prabesh’ of 1 lakh 51 thousands 19 beneficiaries under PMAY-Gramin and 54, 526 beneficiaries of PMAY-Urban, inauguration of state institution of hotel management at Ananda Nagar in Agartala, Widening of Agartala bypass road that connect NH08 and first ever Agartala government dental college.PM Modi also laid foundation stones of 32 roads of 232 kms length under PMGSY III, 112 road projects of 542 kms length.He also claimed that the government is working to make the woman self reliant and for which the numbers of SHG groups increased nine times.During the event Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, former Chief Minister and MP Biplab Kumar Deb, MoS Pratima Bhoumik, MP Rebati Tripura was present.