Tripura government has introduced a new scheme to provide smartphones to 14,608 students.
The announcement was made as part of the second anniversary of Tripura assembly election victory by the BJP.
The scheme named as ‘Mukhya Mantri Yuba Yogajog Yojana’ was approved by the Council of ministers.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised to give smartphones to youths during the last Assembly election.
“The total expenditure of the scheme will be Rs 7,30,40,000 for one year,” Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.
Education minister Ratanlal Nath said, “As many as 14,608 final-year students of 38 educational institutions including 22 government degree colleges will receive Rs 5000 each in during Financial Year 2020-21.”
The other institutions include Tripura University, Maharaja Bir Bikram University, Agartala Government Medical College, NIT, TIT, Government Law College, Government Music College, RIPSAT and Teachers’ Training College.
“The scheme once is implement will be beneficial for the students as they are supposed to gain knowledge and employment opportunity”, he said.