Tripura will become a model stats for the rest of India by achieving Purnata (completeness) in terms of agriculture, entrepreneurship, as well as law and order, said chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on the occasion of 49th Statehood Day or Purnarajya Diwas celebrations at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here on Thursday.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paved the way for modern connectivity, funds for promoting traditional art of the state to help achieve self-sufficiency. The previous government always complained of not having resources for developing the state at par with the rest of India,” Deb said.
Highlighting the success of his government in the last 34 months, Deb said his government has received success in various sectors, including open defection-free status, public electrification, Aadhaar, Jan Dhan accounts, providing social security, per capita income, GDSP and more while substantial success was observed in key sectors like implementing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
“We have already achieved a pivotal role in NE India. The focus is now to compete with bigger states with a fast growing economy and turn the state into a model state with resources available to us,” Deb said.
The CM said his government’s focus is on achieving 100 per cent housing for the poor by 2022 and turning the state into a commerce hub.
The Special Economic Zone (SEZ), integrated check-post at Sabroom, Indo-Bangla rail route via Akhaura and Indo-Bangla Maitri Bridge over River Feni in Sabroom are waiting to be commissioned shortly.
Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur became full-fledged states on this day in 1972.