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

Agartala: The 15th Finance Commission has approved an additional grant of Rs 875 crore for the Tripura government, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Talking to social media, Deb thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government for approving the funds for implementing multiple projects in the state.

“The 15th Finance Commission has approved Rs 400 crore for the construction of two dams at Champaknagar and Champaichhara. As a result, there will be no more drinking water problems in Agartala municipal area and adjoining areas. Employment will also be created in the construction work,” Deb said.

The centre has sanctioned Rs 175 crore for the construction of ropeway and 51 Shakti Peeth at Matabari Tripureswari temple and sound and light show project at Neermahal (water palace) in Sepahijala district.

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“A building complex will also be built to bring various government offices of the state under one roof. As a result, it will save a lot of time to transfer files from one office to another and get the job done. The 15th Finance Commission has approved Rs 100 crore for the construction of this building complex,” Deb added.

Deb also said that Rs 125 crore has been allocated for five district headquarters, including Khowai, Bishramganj, Ambasa, Belonia, and Kailashahar.

In each district headquarter, Rs 25 crore would be spent on various infrastructure developments, including drainage system, solid waste management, and street lighting.

A total of Rs 75 crore has been allocated for the same work in Dharmanagar and Udaipur.

“This will open new horizons in the state in the field of tourism as well as water supply and infrastructure development. This is going to be a very important milestone in the development journey of the state,” Deb added.

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