CM inaugurates state’s first women-run Agriculture division office at Tepania

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha inaugurated the state’s first women-run Agriculture divisional office at Tepania in Gomati district on Wednesday and said that the government at the centre and the state is jointly working for empowering women at large and make them self-reliant.

Addressing a gathering of women at Tepania Colony High School premises today, the Chief Minister said that aiming to empower women the Tripura government in the recent past announced 33% reservation for women in government jobs and along with several other initiatives were taken for the girl child and mother.

“Government also focused on ensuring safety and security for the women of the state. It has been decided to install 400 CCTV cameras in Agartala city to ensure social security of women and out of this, the work of installing 150 CC cameras has started,” Saha said.

The Chief Minister said that this is the first time in the country that a woman belonging to an indigenous community has been elected as the President of the country, which is an example of women empowerment.

Meanwhile, talking about the agricultural sector of the country, the chief minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working on a multi-pronged plan to improve the quality of the country's agricultural system.

“Tripura government is also working to double the farmers income. At present paddy is being procured from the farmers at the minimum support price,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that former President of India Ram Nath Kovind declared pineapple as the state fruit. And this pineapple is now being exported to countries like Dubai, Qatar etc. outside of India.

To make the state self-reliant in flower cultivation, initiatives have been taken to bring 574 hectares of land under flower cultivation. He said that financial assistance of Rs 2,000 has been provided to 693 flower growers from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund during the Covid-19 pandemic, he said.

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