BJP-IPFT govt allocates Rs. 81.7 cr for SHGs, says Tripura CM

Agartala, Jan 18, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

The BJP-led Tripura Government augmented allocation for women-run Self Help Groups (SHGs) in an attempt to harness the women empowerment initiative.


Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said this while addressing a public rally at Pecharthal under North Tripura district on Monday. According to Deb, women empowerment is one of the priorities of his government.


Deb said, “Our government has allotted Rs. 81.7 crore for Self Help Groups. At present, 5625 SHGs are there in the state. Before the formation of the BJP-IPFT government, the allocation for SHGs was only Rs. 8.95 crore while number of SHGs was 1108.”


Addressing the Atal Sankalp Rally, the Chief Minister also announced that the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Pecharthal would soon be transformed into a Community Health Centre (CHC). Besides, a town hall would also be set up at Pecharthal while the government had already sent a proposal to Centre for construction of a Rest House, he said, adding that the Andercherra ADC Village would be developed into a model village.


The Chief Minister also told the gathering that the central government had already sanctioned a Jawhar Navodaya Vidyalayaat Laxmipur block of Pecharthal. The construction for the propsed project would start soon, he added.


Deb also spoke on various other development plans of the government for the people of Pecharthal and gave an overview of the works done over the past two and half years—he virtually painted the difference between the BJP-IPFT government and the previous governments.


In the meantime, the Chief Minister also held a meeting with the officials concerned and reviewed the law and order situation in Unakoti district. The Chief Minister said he was satisfied with the way the administration was functioning to maintain the law and order.


In today’s rally, local Congress leader Debashis Sen along with few others joined the BJP in presence of the Chief Minister. Minister Santana Chakma, deputy speaker Biswabandhu Sen and local leaders were present in the rally.