Agartala: The Tripura government has formed a ‘Corona Crisis Management Group’ to control the COVID-19 situation in the state. Outlines have been set to deal with the situation through the formation of committees from the state level to the village level.

Chief secretary Manoj Kumar has issued an order to form committees starting from state level to district level, block level and separate committees for ADC, Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), each ward of AMC, urban local body, panchayat level and village level. The main goal is to take effective measures to prevent the spread of infection.

“The committees will review the situation on a daily basis and take necessary measures to tackle the situation and play a key role in creating awareness among the people,” law minister Ratan Lal Nath told EastMojo.

The state level committee comprises chief minister, deputy chief minister, revenue minister, education minister, Tripura East and Tripura West MPs, Rajya Sabha MP, chief secretary, secretary of health and family welfare department, Tripura police chief, director and secretary of revenue.

The responsibilities have been divided among the members of the state cabinet in the district-level committee. In West Tripura district, education Minister Ratan Lal Nath, in Sepahijala deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma, in Gomati agriculture minister Pranajit Singh Roy, in South Tripura district revenue minister NC Debbarma, in Khowai district tribal welfare minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia, food minister in Unakoti district, social welfare and social education minister Santana Chakma and North Tripura vice-president Bishwa Bandhu Sen have been given charge.

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The MLAs of the respective assembly constituencies have been included to each district committee. Besides, the district magistrate, district superintendent of police, district chief health officer and district education officer are part of the committee.

Similarly, blocks, municipal councils, AMC, panchayats and village level committees have been formed with local MLAs, village heads, village secretaries, municipal commissioners and several administrative officers.

“The Tripura government has decided to fight the outbreak in a united manner to deal with the dire situation. We are hopeful that the committees will coordinate and cooperate in dealing with the overall situation,” Nath added.

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