BJP-IPFT government scoring high towards Tripura's development - Here is how
By Our Correspondent, 09/03/2019, Agartala

Crackdown against ganja and other drugs has come up as one of the major success of the BJP-IPFT government. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday replied to the queries of the media persons here in meet the press programme held at Agartala Press Club. Chief Minister said that cultivation and sale of ganja and use of drugs has become a practice for the past 10/15 years. He said that the anti drug campaign was very challenging.

However, as many as 729 NDPS cases have been registered while 250 persons are still in judicial custody and 304 accused persons were charge sheeted under the Act during the past one year. The Chief Minister has informed this. Reacting over the statement made by the state health and family welfare minister Sudip Roy Barman saying cannabis has several  medical applications, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday not denying to the fact rather said that one can move from canabins to floriculture.

Chief Minister was in opinion that Floriculture in Tripura has hefty market rather than canabins. Meantime, over upgradation of the state's health care facilities, Chief Minister said as many as 110 doctors were recruited so far during the last one year and 4 district hospitals in this state are decentralized  so as to bring down long queue in the GBP and IGM hospital. Chief Minister also said that so as to curve the illegal pathologies across the state, Tripura government has introduced clinical act. Over employment issue, Chief Minister said that employment avenues were created for aspiring youths in different sectors including government jobs, entrepreneurship scopes and skilled jobs.

He claimed that over 1,400 new jobs were provided in last one year of BJP-IPFT government while 2,014 more posts would be filled up in Tripura State Rifles (TSR) soon. Mr.  Deb on Saturday said his government is working to fulfill all promises made in last year’s BJP vision document. In his address during a Meet the Press at Agartala Press Club here this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that shortly after coming to power, his government provided 7th Central Pay Commission to state government employees as promised in the vision document, along with social security pensions being raised to Rs 1,000 per month and making budgetary provisions to distribute smartphones to youths.