TRIPURA: At the 71st session of the North Eastern Council held in Shillong, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for their attention to the development of Tripura. In his speech, Prime Minister Saha made several key appeals aimed at improving healthcare, encouraging technological development and boosting improved relations with neighboring Bangladesh.
One of the major proposals put forward by Chief Minister Saha was to upgrade Tripura Medical College (TMC) to an institution on par with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Saha highlighted the need for improving health facilities for it emphasizes the benefits to the inhabitants of the country. "I have asked for increase in allocation of NEC funds, upgradation of TMC to AIIMS-like institute, establishment of medical college in Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) area, increase in allocation of natural gas for industrial purposes." purpose and expeditious business s relaxation , which Bangladesh added to the easing of trade barriers," Prime Minister Saha said.
Bangladesh’s push for international flights between Agartala and Cox’s Bazar is said to have gone ahead until the customs and immigration issues at the Agartala MBB airport are resolved.
Business-related concerns were also raised by Sujit Roy, Secretary of Tripura Merchants’ Association, who highlighted the trade barriers affecting the export of various items, including rubber-based products and finished tea, to Bangladesh. Roy expressed appreciation for Chief Minister Saha addressing these issues with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
TMC's call for renewed growth and development programs coincides with the recent visit of the NITI Aayog team, which urged the state government to consider setting up a medical college through public-private partnership model (PPP) model at Ambassa.
While Tripura aims to develop healthcare infrastructure, improve connectivity and flourish trade relations, the outcome of these deliberations will play an important role in shaping the state’s development environment.