Chairman of 15th Finance Commission NK Singh is addressing a press conference in Agartala Civil Secretariat.

Agartala: Members of the 15th Finance Commission met leaders of political parties, trade unions and senior state government officials during their two-day visit to Tripura on Thursday.

Addressing media persons, 15th Finance Commission chairman Nand Kishore Singh said that a detailed discussion was made with everyone concerned for the overall development of the state.

Meanwhile, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb submitted a memorandum to the commission members seeking special attention for the indigenous people. Deb also demanded action to fulfill the demands of the people living in the Autonomous District Council of Tripura.

The government has emphasised on the setting up of better infrastructure in the health sector so that people living in not only the state but also in other states of the Northeast and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh can easily avail themselves of better health services in Tripura.

The commission also said that if the waterways connectivity between the state and Bangladesh’s Chittagong Port could be made then the state’s economy will get boosted and the state would become a gateway for Southeast Asia.

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