BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 15: Tripura Chief Minister, Dr. Manik Saha, on Tuesday said that significant progress has been achieved in the state over the past 5 years, following the principle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sab-Ka Saath, Sab-Ka Vikas’.
While addressing the 77th Independence Day at Assam Rifles grounds, Chief Minister said the BJP and IPFT coalition government has come to power in the state for the second time through peaceful elections in 2023.
“The peaceful conduct of the state assembly election, marked by significant public participation, reflects the deep democratic ethos of the state. The populace has exhibited its confidence in this administration, thereby motivating the state government to dedicate itself wholeheartedly to fulfilling the aspirations and desires of its citizens. Over the past five years, the state has achieved remarkable advancements. Adhering to the principles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sab-Ka Saath, Sab-Ka Vikas’, the State Government has continued its comprehensive initiatives for the holistic progress of all segments of society. This year’s budget has introduced 13 new projects aimed at promoting public welfare during the fiscal year 2023-24. It lays out a comprehensive roadmap for the inclusive development of all communities, including tribals, minorities, and scheduled castes,” he stated.
Dr Saha emphasized that among the state government’s top priorities, economic development takes precedence, seeking to generate income sources for every household and promote self-reliance across the population.
“In the preceding fiscal year 2022-23, the state recorded an economic growth rate of approximately 8.80 percent, surpassing the national growth rate estimated at 7.20 percent. The state’s economic growth target for the ongoing fiscal year 2023-24 is set at 8 percent, in contrast to the national growth target of 6 to 6.5 percent. Notably, the state government has proposed the highest budget this year, marking an increase of nearly 10 percent from the previous year’s budget. Approximately 25% of this budget is allocated for health and education. Compared to the figures of 2022-23, there has been a notable increase of about 70% in the urban development budget, approximately 43% in public welfare, around 28% in electricity services, roughly 54% in industrial investments, and about 25% in agriculture,” he said.
Dr. Saha stated that the government is committed to promoting quality education and is utilizing every available opportunity to fulfill the aspirations of the future generations of students and youth.
“Stringent measures are being implemented to curb private tuition by teachers employed in government schools. To this end, the State Government has devised practical strategies. In the current budget, the state has allocated Rs 2,000 crore to modernize 400 government schools through the PMSHRI and Vidyajyoti schemes,” he explained.
The Chief Minister emphasized that the state government remains dedicated to enhancing the healthcare infrastructure within the state.
“I have only provided a concise overview of the government’s vision and the measures undertaken for the state’s advancement in this limited time. Let us pay tribute to the valiant freedom fighters of our nation by pledging to construct a better Tripura,” the Chief Minister concluded.
Today the Chief Minister also hoisted the tricolor in this residence, official residence, and at the BJP state party office.