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Tripura: Govt initiates to encourage commercialization of agricultural produce

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Agartala: Agriculture Minister Pranajit Singha Roy on Wednesday said that the Tripura government was keen to encourage commercialization of all agriculture and horticulture crops in order to uplift the economic status of Tripura farmers.

Addressing a gathering of flower growers at Horticulture Research Centre Nagicherra, Roy said, “Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb whole-heartedly wants to stop the outflow of money in other states. In Tripura, the lion’s share of the flower demand used to be sourced from West Bengal. A huge sum of money was drained away from the state’s economy. But, our Chief Minister wants that to be stopped. We see an economy of Rs 2,000 crore if the state’s flower growers can meet our demand.”

Roy advised the farmers to focus on a self-reliance approach with the technical guidance of the Horticulture department.  He said that the government has taken a pledge that in the state only the home grown flowers will be used. The horticulture department has already taken up a project of Rs 28 crore to engage thousands of farmers across the state.

“An estimated return of Rs 100 crore is also projected through this project. Tripura government’s goal is clear: we want to ensure that farmers get enough opportunity to experiment on crops that are commercially successful. The department is ready to extend technical guidance and I am sure the day is not far ahead when Tripura will export flowers to other states”, said the minister.



According to Horticulture sources, Tripura farmers are now growing all sorts of commercial flowers. Flower growing was in the initial stage confined to places like Bishalgarh and Padmabil. Today, in almost all the districts flowers nurseries are established and department is giving every effort to ensure quality development and market linkages.

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Call me “Dada”, not “Sir”, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb to employees

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Agartala: In what appears to be a step to boost the morale of the government employees, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday asked the government employees to call him “Dada” instead of “Sir”. “Call me Dada, not sir. It enhances the warmth of the relationship”, Deb told a gathering of government employees.

Deb exhorted the government employees of the state especially ASHA and Anganwadi workers of the state asking them not to dishearten as the state government was eager to improve their pay structure.

“I salute the ASHA and Anganwadi workers of my state. The level of dedication that my sisters have shown during the pandemic period deserved applause. I know, they want to hear good news from me and I am assuring you all that this government will not disappoint anyone”, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told a gathering of government employees at Badharghat sports school field organized by Vivekananda Vicha Manch (VVM).

VVM has emerged as a big platform of government employees, of late, and Sunday’s public rally was its first big gathering to thank the Chief Minister for the series of steps his government took for the welfare of the employees.

“I know what challenges you people are facing. Nothing is hidden in front of me. I am assuring you all everything will be taken care of in the due course of time”, he added.  Lauding the efforts of government employees Deb said, without them no government office can function.

“Due to the efforts of government employees, people can access the benefits of the state sponsored welfare schemes. But, for a prolonged period the employees did not get their right to do something freely. They were trapped in the clutches of unions. In the previous regime, Left sponsored unions used to enjoy supreme power which had reduced the whole work culture of the state to tatters. In 2018, you people showed courage and voted BJP to power”, said Deb.

“Despite fund constraints, the state government is positively working on the issues of DA and other factors pertaining to the interest of the government employees. Our government has already addressed a number of issues related to financial benefits. The ad-hoc promotion, increment for Group D, Group C employees, regularization of SSA teachers, seventh pay scale, UGC scale for professors, special benefit for LTC are to name a few. All these indicate what we want to do and we shall do what we promise”, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also asked the officials not to call him “sir” suggesting them to refer to him as “Dada” as it makes the relationship stronger and cherished. The Chief Minister also distributed clothes among children of Badharghat sports school during the programme. State BJP President Manik Saha, Minister Ram Prasad Paul, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, MLA Mimi Majumder, state BJP Vice President and president of Vivekananda Vichar Manch Rajib Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion.

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