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The culture of Tripura is a plethora of festivals  of both the indigenous and the Bengali section of people
The culture of Tripura is a plethora of festivals  of both the indigenous and the Bengali section of people|Representational image
TRIPURA

Tripura govt sanctions Rs 3.5 cr for cultural development in state

We have identified 2-3 villages in every block to develop them as model village under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana, announces CM Biplab Kumar Deb

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday announced that a cultural hub would be set up in Tripura at a cost of Rs 200 crore under the 15th Finance Commission.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the five-day Milan Mela at Fatikroy Higher Secondary School ground in Kumarghat, Deb said that there was an attempt to destroy the cultural field after formation of Congress-TUJS coalition government and said the new government had sanctioned Rs 3.5 crore for various cultural activities and initiated a cultural calendar for reviving various traditional rural cultures including drama.

“The government has initiated to develop ‘Adarsh Gram’ in every block under ‘Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana’. We have identified two/three villages in every block to develop them as model village under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana,” Deb said.

“We have set target so that all development schemes of the central and state governments are implemented in those villages within the stipulated time and simultaneously other villages also developed,” Deb said.

He also said that Tripura is the home of rich culture of both the indigenous and the Bengali section of people and the state government has taken several steps to strengthen the field of culture.

“Construction of a road connecting Kumarghat, 82 Miles and Kanchanbari would commence soon and the work order of Rs. 8.5 crore for this purpose has already been issued. Besides, three English Medium Schools have been set up in this region in just two years,” said Deb.

Under MGNREGA, a total of 9,38,798 man-days have been generated in this block and under PMAY, 461 houses have been sanctioned out of which constriction of 144 houses has already been completed. Besides, 4074 toilets have been sanctioned under Swachcha Bharat Mission of which 1575 toilets have already been constructed in this region, he added.

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