24 - 04 - 2019

E – service a boon for PDS: Deb

Agartala, Jan 18,2019:  With the introduction of e – service in PDS, the food department   has detected a total of 60, 000 ration cards and identified 2, 90,776  fake  PDS  consumers in this state, said food minister  Manoj Kanti  Deb  while speaking in National Consumer s Day here today.

"This perhaps has come up after conducting methodical verification through digitalisation. The state government is committed to render transparent governance by   e – service," he said..

 The Minister said, "A total 9,62,046 ration cards were registered during the tenure of erstwhile Left Front government. But after the BJP-IPFT government is being formed this year only 8,99,706 cards among them were found genuine."

After omission of fake ration cards the department will now save lakhs rupees each month, said the minster.     

Pradyot visits Madhav Bari

Agartala, Jan 17,2019:Senior Congress leader Pradyot Kishore Manikya on Thursday visited Madhav Bari. Significant about his visit he was accompanied several youth leaders of IPFT including general secretary Shuklacharan Noatia.  Besides surrendered militants Ranjit Debbarma and Suran Debbarma also accompanied the congress leader.  During his visit he talked with the affected people and assured them of constructing the shops which was burn if government does not assist them.

Opposition leader  Manik Sarkar, Pradesh Congress president  Birajit Sinha  few days back also visited Madhav Bari separately. Both also urged people to maintain peace and harmony. Reiterating his Party’s demand, Sarkar once again demanded Judicial probe in Madhav Bari firing incidence.

Madhav Bari witnessed violence on January 08 last during a Bandh protesting against Citizenship  (Amendment ) Bill. As trouble broke out, administration imposed Section 144 and urge agitators to disperse. However, as situation continued to be tensed police had to fire after lathi charge, tear gas firing and water canon proved futile in dispersing agitators. In the firing, six persons were injured.






CM launches JICA phase – II

Agartala, Jan 16,2018: Importance should be given to environment protection and employment generation while implementing various projects through  forest department, said chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb. He was addressing after launching the Phase –II of JICA project here at forest management building, Gandhigram today. 

The state government took number of projects for preserving forest, water bodies along with employment generation for improving the socio – economic forest areas, Deb said.

 Under the second phase  1,447 check dam will be built mostly in hill areas. Through these, scope for earning will be opened like fishery,  rearing ducks and   agriculture among the tribal people. Besides these check dam can be used for storing water for agriculture activities. It will also be helpful in preventing floods during rainy season  at plain areas, he said.

Chief minister said under this project  special drive will be taken by forest department for Agar plantation, which will generate permanent source of income. Besides importance will be given for ginger, pineapple etc and other plantation crops.

For development of dairy, government has also already taken  decisions. It has been decided to give two cows among five thousand families.For this soft bank loans will be given to through NABARD. He also informed for maintaining transparency in government – e tendering, e PDS, e challan, e gazette already started n state.

Forest minister Mewar Kumar Jamatia in his address said  by second phase of JICA importance will be given for development of forest and preserving forests. All concerned should keep in mind for proper utilization of the project. The forest department is working in direction of providing source of income to people through development of forests.




Bus falls in gorge, 1 killed 23 injured

Teliamura, Jan 16,2019:One passenger was killed and 23 others were injured after the mini bus they were travelling fell in a gorge. Among the injured condition of 16 was reported to serious and shifted to GBP hospital. Six others to Teliamura hospital. Police said the ill fated bus ( TR 011C 1490)was heading towards Agartala from Teliamura. Around 2 pm afternoon the bus fell in gorge near Bankumari temple at Baramura. The deceased passenger is identified as Kishore Das ( 47) from Tushindraibari of Teliamura

Training on wildlife crime control held

Agartala, Jan 15,2019: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of Eastern Region conducted two days capacity building programme  for forest staff on handling wildlife crime cases on Jan 9 and 10. Around 40 staff of the department of the ranks of Forester, Dy Range Officer, Range Officer and ACF   attended the programme. It enchanced the capability of the staff for intelligence collection through presentations by resources person and hands on identification and training. One of the crucial learning was the need to have highly-motivated and knowledgeable trainers, who are able to mobilise the ground force that saves the country’s wildlife.

 “Keeping in mind the frail intelligence network in the state on wildlife-related crimes, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau had trained  forest officers as ‘master trainers’ on intelligence gathering and these officers will further train other staff in their respective areas of work in the state,” said Dr. D K Sharmaa, CWLW

60 BJP delegates to attend national council meeting

Agartala, Jan 9,2019: Sixty delegates of BJP from the state will attend the National Council Meeting of BJP to hold in Delhi, said BJP state general secretary Rajib Bhattcherjee.

He informed the delegates includes chief minister, minsters, all BJP MLAs and office bearers will attend the two day meeting starting from January 11.          

Bhattacherjee said the meeting the national council meeting of BJP will discuss among other issues, the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  The venue for the council meeting will be central Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. The meeting, the party said, is expected to be attended by over 12,000 party workers and leaders. 

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party President Amit Shah, Union Ministers, National and state office-bearers along with other leaders will participate in the meeting,  he added.