Agartala: Corruption is the main enemy of development. Therefore, the Tripura government must work towards a zero-tolerance policy against corruption.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the benefit of government work should reach the last person of the society. He was speaking at a civic reception at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala.

Naidu said the Centre has taken various initiatives for the development of the Northeast region. “As a result, the amount of money allocated has increased. We have to make sure that the money reaches the people. A joint effort of both the government and the opposition should be taken on the question of development,” the vice president said.

Naidu also laid the foundation stone of 15 new roads in the Agartala Smart City project at a cost of Rs 444.07 crore funded by the Asian Development Bank.

He requested the people of Agartala to accept “the temporary hardships and cooperate with the Tripura government and administration”, and promised that the people will get great opportunities in the future. 

He urged the general public to come forward and take part in development work.

The vice president also said the chief minister, chief secretary, ministers and MLAs should take part in development work along with administrative officials and reach out to the last person in the society.

He added that the Tripura government and local administrative officials must be responsible for maintaining transparency in providing government facilities. 

“People should avoid standing in line to get government benefits. Because, people have to understand that Delhi is taking care of them. Agartala also cares for the city dwellers. That message must be conveyed to people from all walks of life,” the vice president added.

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