From A Correspondent
Agartala, Dec 30 : Tripura has created total 2,90,229 permanent assets during last three years since 2014-15 under MGNREGA project and out of this over 30,000 has already confirmed through geo tagging while work for geo tagging of the rest are going on. This was revealed during a review meeting held at conference hall of the state secretariat presided over by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Rural Development minister resh Jamatia, Chief Executive Member of the TTAADC Radha Charan Debbarma, Chief Secretary Y P Singh etc were present. Presenting statistical details about the progress of the project principal secretary GSG Ayanger said during the current fincial year the state has sent Rs 839.3 crore so far in MGNREGA prject out of which Rs 504.11 crore was spent as wage.
The central government has recently introduced geo tagging system to identify the assets being created through MGNREGA projects. Prevention of corruption, malpractices and creating bills more than once showing one asset was also one of the targets to introduce geo tagging. Speaking in the meeting, Chief Minister said they are not against geo tagging and claimed that Tripura was the first state in the country that started sending pictures. He once again urged the persons involved in implementation of the MGNREGA to be sincere and to maintain honesty. Though claimed to be not against geo tagging the Chief Minister has expressed doubt about the real intention of the central government in imposing such conditions. He said the central government is trying to dupe the poor people in various ways. He said the central government wanted to stop the MGNREGA project when only Tripura government had protested and saved the project.