Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address at inauguration of ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh

  • Three years ago, the people of Tripura created a new history and gave a very strong message to the entire country.
  • Tripura made a new beginning by unseating the negative powers that blocked the development of the state for decades.
  • You have unshackled Tripura’s potential. I am pleased that the government led by Biplab Deb ji is rapidly realizing its resolutions with the blessings of Maa Tripura Sundari.
  • Friends, In 2017, you decided to put up a double engine of development in Tripura — one engine in Tripura and another in Delhi.
  • This double engine decision paved the way for progress, and the results are before you today.
  • Today, Tripura is experiencing a clear difference between the 30-year-old government and the three-year government of the double engine.
  • Where it was difficult to work without commission and corruption, the government benefits today are reaching directly to the people’s bank account.
  • The employees who were hassled for a timely salary are now getting their salary under the 7th Pay Commission.
  • While farmers had to face many difficulties to sell their produce, the farmers’ produce was purchased at MSP for the first time in Tripura.
  • Colleagues working under MGNREGA are now getting Rs. 205 per day as against Rs. 135.
  • Tripura, which became a laggard due to the strike culture, is now working for ease of doing business.
  • Tripura, where industries were facing closure, is now setting up industries and attracting investments.
  • Alongside the increase in the trade volume, the exports from Tripura also increased by nearly five times.
  • Friends, The central government has taken care of every requirement for the development of Tripura.
  • The amount from the central government to Tripura has been increased exponentially in the last six years.
  • Tripura received assistance of Rs. 3500 crore for central development projects between 2009 and 2014.
  • 3500 crore rupees! Whereas more than 12,000 crore rupees have been provided to Tripura between 2014 and 2019 after we formed the government.
  • Today, Tripura is an example for the bigger states where the double engine government is not there and which also waste their time in quarrelling with Delhi.
  • They are also realizing it. Tripura, which once was a power deficit state, has become a power surplus today because of the double engine government.