Construction of institute at Mantala Mouja in West Tripura will begin from April next year soon after allocation of land is completed, says education minister Ratan Lal Nath
Agartala: The Tripura Cabinet has given its approval for the setting up of All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (AIISH) in the state. Ten acres of land have been allocated to the ministry of health and family welfare at Mohanpur subdivision of West Tripura district in this regard.
Speaking with reporters at civil secretariat, state education minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the ministry of health and family welfare had proposed for allocation of land which was finally approved on November 19 in a cabinet meeting.
“The construction of the institute at Mantala Mouja under Mohanpur subdivision will begin from April next year soon after the after allocation of land is completed,” Nath said.
The ministry had requested the state government to provide at least 20 acres of land to set up the AIISH in Tripura, but later the ministry agreed to only 10 acres of land provided it is allocated free of cost.
“The main objective of setting the centre is to provide capacity building by way of initiating programmes leading to degree and diplomas providing clinical services for persons with communication disorders in this region, conducting speech and hearing camp, identifying disability in the field of speech and hearing and fitting them with appropriate amplification devices, educating the public on prevention and identification of communication disorders, among the others. The centre will also undertake clinical research,” he said.
The social welfare and social education department has also recommended allotting the land in favour of the ministry of health and family welfare department on request of the revenue department.
The DM of West Tripura submitted an allotment proposal of land measuring 10 acres in Mantala area of Mohanpur subdivision. The premium of the aforesaid allotment comes to Rs 4.50 lakh, he added.