The various action plans adopted by the state government for the welfare of the people should be implemented with utmost importance on priority basis.Officials of the concerned departments should play a leading role in bringing the benefits of governmental projects to the people of all sections through implementation of various action plans of the state govemment’s Vision Document, stated Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a review meeting on Vision Document held at the Secretariat yesterday. During the meeting, the Chief Minister briefly reviewed the steps taken by the state government for the overall development of the people of the state and their success in implementing various programs implemented by various departments so far and their plans for the future.
While reviewing the various programs of the transport department as per the target of the state government’s Vision Document,the Chief Minister directed the Principal Secretary of the Transport department to take initiative to build helipads for starting helicopter services at tourist spotsto attract more tourists to Tripura besides establishing it as an attractive tourist destination. He also directed the Principal Secretary of the Transport department to take necessary steps to expediteus well as to conduct regular review the construction of Sabroom and Nishchintapur Railway Yard along. with the bus service from Agartala Airport to Agartala town.
In the review meeting, the Chief Minister brietly reviewed various public welfare programs implemented by the department as per the Vision Document of the Tribal Welfare department, He emphasized on taking necessary steps for marketing of various textile products produced by the indigenous people themselves as well as involving good designers and consultants in this field. The Secretary of the department in the meeting said, at present there are 4 Eklavya Model Residential Schools and I Eklavya Model Day Boarding School Besides, 6 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools have been set up. In the financial year 2020-21, the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has approved setting up of 3 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools, said the Secretary of the
department at the meeting. The matter of overall development of the tribal areas of the state through Mukhyamantri Gram Samridhi Yojana was also discussed in the meeting.
During the review meeting, the Secretary of the Urban Development department elaborated on the current status of the various programs of the department and the steps takenas per the Vision Document. The Chief Minister also emphasized upon beautifying both sides of River Howrah besides improvement of canal for irrigation.
During the review meeting, the Secretary of the Information & Cultural Affairs department elaborated on different steps taken and their publicity as per the Vision Document. After reviewing the various programs of the department, the Chief Minister advised the secretary of the department to take all necessary steps to take Yatra on a larger scale.He also emphasized the need to expand the art of puppetry. Publishing a coffee table book on various important fairs and festivals in the state was also discussed in the meeting. Various programs of the tourism department in line with the Vision Document of the government were reviewed in the meeting Reviewing the programs, the Chief Minister advised the department to consult and encourage people who have been sanctioned loans to start business in tourism sector under the state government’s ongoing tourism support scheme. Besides that, he also mentioned taking new projects for development of Kasba Kali Mandir and ChauddaDevta Mandir, Khoyerpur.
While reviewing various programs of Industry and Commerce department in the review meeting, the Chief Minister advised the Secretary of the department to emphasizemore on the need for refining rubber tappers and improving the quality of rubber sheets. In this case, he asked to take necessary steps to prepare a mini mission on rubber. He also emphasized on connecting the tea gardens of the state with the cooperatives. He also mentioned about improving the livelihood of tea workers.
Elaborating about various programs of Food Department in the review meeting, the Secretary of the department said, citizens are collecting rations through biometrics in the state. Initiatives have been taken to give Smart Ration Card. In this regard, the Chief Minister asks the Secretary to take necessary steps to introduce home delivery service in ration shops. Chief Secretary Kumar Alok also attended the review meeting.