24 - 04 - 2019

State agrarian production to be doubled in 2022

Agartala, March 9,2019:  Pranajit Singha Roy, minister holding the portfolio of agriculture, transport  and  tourism today highlighted the achievements of his departments in last one year.

Addressing a press conference today at secretariat minister said   from March 9, 2018 to March 8, 2019  major achievements in agriculture was  procurement of paddy at  MSP ( Minimum Support Price), declaration of pineapple as state fruit  and its marketing in domestic and aboard, distribution of soil health card,  introduction of crop insurance, giving crop loans etc.  He informed under Kishan Samman Niddhi project 1,54,838 farmers were included. Under the scheme Rs 2000 had already been disbursed among 60,100 farmers.

The minister also informed, various department  of agriculture is working to double the state agrarian products by 2022 as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking about  achievement of tourism department, the minister said  previous government did  nothing for development of tourism in the state. From 2007 to 2011 -12 financial year the previous government returned back Rs 22.91 crore failing to utilize the  money. Besides various initiatives was taken for development of Neer Mahal, Agartala check post, Chouthakhala Maitra Park etc. Two visa office was also started in Bangladesh Brahman Bari and  Comilla by central government. This will help Bangladesh tourists to visit the state and will increase the foot falls. For development of temples in the state a project of Rs 46.49 crore was send to centre.

The minister speaking about transport department  said the government took initiatives for making the department people friendly. For goods transportation steps taken to connect Gomati river with Meghna river of   Bangladesh. Very soon joint technical team will be visiting the state. Last   financial year revenue collected by transport department is Rs 69.67 crore.


Saju Vaheed appointed Director, Higher Education

Agartala, March 6,2019: Saju Vaheed, IAS is appointed as Director, Higher Education. He was earlier SDM of Sonamura.  This was stated in a notification issued by department of General Administration (Personnel & Training) today.

 U K Chakma, TCS, SSG is relieved from the post of director, Higher Education. However he will remain as director, elementary education and secondary education.     

Subrata Mazumder, deputy state election commission with additional charge of Dy Director of Panchayat is transferred and posted as SDM of Sonamura       

BJP launch bike rallies across the state

Agartala, March 2, 2019: Keeping in view of national election, BJP state unit has taking number of public outreach programmes for highlighting various pro – people central schemes. As part of the programme state BJP unit as part of the nationwide campaign organized a bike rally in all assembly constituency. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the bike rally from his Banamalipur assembly constituency. BJP workers, who will take part in the rally, have been instructed to share the ‘achievements’ of the Narendra Modi government with voters during the rally.



Minor reshuffle in IPS cadre

Agartala, March 3,2019:  The State Government Friday effected a minor reshuffle in the senior IPS cadre.

According to a General Administration (Personnel & Training)  department notification V S Yadav , DG, Fire Service  is relieved from  the additional charge of DG ( Crime Branch).

Joydeep Nayak, IGP ( Home Guard) with additional charge of IGP ( legal matter) is transferred and  posted as  IGP ( Training) with  additional charge of IG ( HG & Legal Matter).

Puneet  Rastogi, on repatriation  from central deputation  is posted as IGP ( Crime Branch).

G S Rao,  IGP ( TSR & Ops) is relieved from the additional charge  of  IGP ( Training).

Anish Prasad,  on repatriation from central deputation is posted as DIG ( Armed Personnel).

Abhijit Saptarshi SP ( SB) will also hold  the additional charge of SP ( vigilance).

Pradip De,  SP ( vigilance) is attached to PHQ.       


Chapchar kut festival celebrated with traditional fervor

Agartala, Feb 27,2019: The 2nd Tripura State Level Chapchar Kut Festival, 2019 is Celebrated  Wednesday  at Behliangchhip village of Jampui Hills, North Tripura district . Chapchar Kut is a spring festival of the Mizo's, celebrated with great favour and gaiety. It is celebrated after completion of their most arduous task of jhum operation i.e., jungle clearing.

“Every year, Mizos organize the Chapchar Kut festival in spring season, showcasing the pomp and pageantry of yore. Mizo children and young people, colourfully attired in their Mizo regalia, complete with feathered headdresses, jewellery, weapons and other props, participate in groups and numbers. The elderly members of the society come dressed in their traditional costumes. The whole place soon turns into a riot of colours.  Meanwhile, Mizo singers enthrall the crowd with their special renderings. This is followed by the various Mizo dances, the most important being the ‘Cheraw’. The nimble-footed female dancers jump in perfect unison and rhythm as the men clap the bamboo sticks around their feet and sing loudly. 

In the ‘Khuangchawi’, an young man is carried in a bamboo sedan chair by a colourful attired group of people amidst loud cheers, an event reminiscent of the times when the tribal chieftain used to be carried by his men after a successful hunt.  

This festival has a number of legendary stories. The story behind this celebration goes like this: Once a group of young people returned from their hunting expedition empty handed. Ins order to cover their embarrassment, the village chief organized a grand feast and the whole village offered its individual share and celebrated it with great enthusiasm. Since then this is celebrated as to mark the fun loving spirit of Mizo society. Though the form of the festival has changed, the spirit of celebrating it remains the same.”

Abhedananda Baidya, SDM, Kanchanpur graced the festival as Chief Guest.  MK Das, Assistant Director, Tourism was the Guest of Honour. Mr Lalmangliana, a local elder was the Kût Pa (Father of the Festival), and  Biakchungnunga, BAC Chairman was Kût Thlengtu (Host of the Festival). 

International Tourism Media 'Lonely Planet' Editor,  Pallavi Pasricha, New Delhi covered the entire proceedings and also participated too.

The seccess of the event is lagely credited to the Young Mizo Association (YMA) Tripura Group and  Sajal Debnath, BDO of Jampui Hill RD.  

The Mizo community of Tripura are looking forward to the day when Chapchar Kut is officially recognized as the state holiday


Free medical camp organized by AR

Agartala, Feb 27, 2019: Assam Rifles conducted a free medical camp Wednesday  at Gamchakobra village , District West Tripura in conjunction with IGM Hospital  .

A large number of locals, from remote areas were benefited from the medical camp. Assam Rifles has been assisting the civil population in remote areas by organising large number of such activities.

 This humane and selfless gesture was appreciated by the locals and the civil administration.