26 - 09 - 2017

State got Rs 7000 crore more, says union minister

AGARTALA, Sept 12, 2017 (TVN): On Sunday Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in a function claimed that after NITI Ayog the state is getting Rs 2000 crore less every year. Within 24 hours the allegation was rebutted by an union minister.

Sripad Nayak, union minister of  state  for Ayush said after NITI Ayog the state got Rs 7000 crore more compared to last three years. He also informed that union government is giving special attention for development of north east region.Nayak was addressing a press meet after his arrival here in on Monday.

The union minister said Prime Minister Modi wants  north east be given first priorities in development activities and he directed  every month two central ministers should visit the north east states.

Nayak said there is no dearth of funds in centre but initiative should be taken for utilizing the funds by the state government.

The union minister came here for one day tour to inaugurate the regional institute of homeopathic in Khumulwng.  The  state is having the institution after Guwahati, Imphal and Aizawal.

He said the institution under AYUSH will provide modern health facilities with thirty beds. Besides there will  be sonography, ECG, X Ray  and other facilities all will be provided  free to patients.