Agartala: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has urged the Centre to grant an additional amount of Rs 358 crore to complete 81 unfinished projects under the Special Plan Assistance (SPA) scheme.
The Centre has also approved the state government proposal of setting up two new Kendra Vidyalayas (KVs) in Tripura, the chief minister was informed during his meeting with the union HRD minister in New Delhi.
To update the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about various ongoing Central schemes in the state, chief minister Deb met the Prime Minister in Parliament House and requested the former to upgrade the Surjyamaninagar Sub Station under the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) from the existing 132 KB to 400 KB.
The state chief minister also requested the Prime Minister to upgrade the airport in Tripura keeping the greater interest of the travelers in mind.
During his visit to the national capital, Biplab Kumar Deb also met union finance minister Arun Jaitley and urged him to grant special packages for Tripura.
Biplab Deb also met union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and discussed with him issues relating to offering relief of two months to 10,323 teachers by the Supreme Court. He also requested the union minister to give onetime relaxation in qualifying for appearing in examinations for teachers’ recruitment. A notification in this regard will be released soon, the state chief minister was told during the meeting.
Later, Deb also met vice chairman of NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar.