AGARTALA: There is no food or rural job crisis, and no report of starvation from tribal and interior areas of Tripura as alleged by the opposition parties, an official said on Sunday.
“There is absolutely no food and rural job crisis in tribal and interior areas of Tripura. There is no report of starvation. Allegations of the opposition parties and reports of a section of media about crisis of food and rural jobs are completely false and imaginary,” an official of Tripura government’s revenue department said, quoting reports of the District Magistrates.
He said that after the accusations of food and rural jobs crisis in different parts of Tripura, a team of officials led by District Magistrate of the State’s interior-most district Dhalai, Vikas Singh, visited many remote tribal areas to study the situation. “Singh, in his report to the State government, has said that tribal villagers have told the officials there is absolutely no food and rural job crisis. Some of the tribal families have sufficient food stock,” the official said.
The district magistrate in his report said that that the tribal villagers have told the officials that there is no such instance of starvation in their and neighbouring villages. “In fact, tribals are now busy in harvesting in their paddy field and ‘jhum’ (shifting cultivation) in mountainous hill top. It was found food stocked for three-four months in many of the villagers’ homes,” the DM’s report said. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, said “Opposition parties specially the CPI-M falsely claimed that there are crisis of foods and rural jobs in Tripura. (IANS)