New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in augurated ‘Maitri Setu’ be tween India and Bangladesh today through a video conference. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure proj ects in Tripura. The Gover nor and the Chief Minister of Tripura were present. Video Message from the Bangladesh Prime Minister was played on the occa sion.Addressing the event, the Prime Minister said that Tripura is experiencing the clear difference between the 30 years of earlier gov ernments and the ‘double engine’ government of the last three years. In place of corruption and commission culture of earlier years, benefits are reaching di rectly in the accounts of the beneficiaries. He also re called that employees who were hassled over the salary on time are getting salary as per 7th pay com mission. For the first time, MSP has been decided in Tripura where farmers used to face many prob lems for selling their pro duce. He also noted the environment of ease of doing business in place of the earlier culture of strikes. New investments are changing the earlier scenario of closure of in dustry. He said exports from Tripura in terms of vol ume have increased 5 times.The Prime Minister informed that in the past 6 years, the central govern ment has taken care of every requirement for the development of Tripura.
He said there has been a sig nificant hike in the central allocation for the state. Tripura had received Rs 3500 crore rupees for cen tral development schemes between 2009-2014 whereas, between 2014- 2019 more than Rs 12000 crore has been provided.The Prime Minis ter dwelled on the benefits Delhi will bid for the 2048 Olympic games. We will create whatever in frastructure and other fa cilities are required for it: We have presented a budget of Rs 69,000 crore this year, which is 6% more than the budget of Rs 65,000 crore last yeal of ‘double engine’ govern ments. He pointed out that the states where there is no ‘double engine’ govern ment, are witnessing non implementation of very slow progress of schemes for strengthening the poor, farmers and women. He asserted that the ‘double engine’ government is working to strengthen Tripura.