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‘Self-sufficiency is our target’: Deb on completing 100 days

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Agartala, July 2: On completing 100 days of tenure as Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb said,” The main target of his government is to make the State self-sufficient and it will be achieved through total transparency in the administration and public life.”

“We have passed a new employment police to ensure transparency in appointments, introduced e-tendering to remove corrupt practices in public works and any citizen can file their complain to the Police Station on line and all these has ensured total transparency in public life”, he said.

Few days ago the Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma who is also holding finance port folio presented a deficit free budget and this is the first budget in Tripura which proposed to introduce tax on certain items.

Taking a dig to the previous Left Front government he said,”They never tried to make the state self-sufficient and instead constantly cried that centre is depriving the State.They created a situation as if the centre is an enemy country and never allowed the youth of the State to look outside and hence are suffering from inferiority complex and could never see what developments are going on the outside world’, he said adding that the State want to free them from this bondage.

Admitting that it is not possible to employ everyone in government services he said the government has taken various schemes to create employment opportunity for the youths and undertaken massive skill development training programme which will open the entire employment market across the country for them.

Few days ago the Chief Minister has accused that the previous government has turned Tripura into a narcotic hub. He was pointing out to large scale cultivation of Ganja in the State. While his attention was drawn the Chief Minister said,”Our aim is ‘nesha mukt’ Tripura and our move to make the State narcotic free will continue.”

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