15th Finance Commission meets Government of Tripura

15th Finance Commission meets Government of Tripura
15th Finance Commission meets Government of Tripura


15th Finance Commission meets Government of Tripura

The 15th Finance Commission headed by N K Singh, had detailed discussions with the State Government of Tripura headed by the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. (17th Jan 2019)



The Finance Commission fully shared the vision of the state government to make Tripura a Model State. The Commission noted the effective measures being taken by the government in many sectors.

In HRD, special emphasis has been given to the improvement of schools, colleges, teacher education, welfare of students studying outside the state.

There were high commonalities beyond seeking significantly higher devolution. Four points were forcefully made -

  1. First, the need to strengthen the access to Sea Port (Chittagong Port) in adjoining Bangladesh and making Tripura a maritime hub for North East.
  2. Second, significantly improved road connectivity within Tripura to buttress tourism.
  3. Thirdly, capitalize on Tripura’s comparative factor advantages in skilled manpower and agro-related industries, both for exports and marketing.
  4. Fourth and very importantly, the memorandum of chief of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura highlighted the aspirations of the tribal society, dwelt on specific projects which would have multiplier benefits for tribal youth and meaningful employment opportunities.

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