Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has on today presided over a high level review meeting of a number of departments and directed the concerned departments to initiate immediate steps for improved service and facilities. The Chief Minister today reviewed developments and took stock of the under progress projects of Home department, Industries and Commerce, Agriculture and Farmers welfare, education and sports and youth affairs department.
The Chief Minister stressed on the need of beginning emergency response support system in the state. He said, the department should take initiatives to install mobile data terminals (MTD) in most of the vehicles used by the police department. Besides, he also suggested utilizing the ambulance services properly. “Along with the police officials MTD should be used by the fire brigade and health department” Deb told the meeting. He also batted for eight all-featured ambulances in all the eight districts.
From the industries and commerce department, special secretary Kiran Gitte told the meeting that the state already had 116 enlisted industrial units in the industrial areas of the state and altogether 2157 units were located outside the industrial areas. The total number of people employed with the units stood 37,532, he informed the meeting. On the under-progress schemes he said, a number of industrialists had consented to put up new units in Sabroom, Dharmanagar and Agartala after the central government had cleared four fresh industrial projects. The new projects included Badarghat Industrial estate, Dharmanagar industrial estate and renovation of AD Nagar industrial estate and RK Nagar industrial estate. A proposal had been also placed in the meeting of including Sabroom in the list of Special Economic Zone.
Secretary to the agriculture and farmers welfare department, ML Dey discussed on the present reliefs and special sanctions for the farmers. CM Deb replying to him said that the state should work in the direction to double the farmer’s income. He also suggested of organizing centralized agriculture fairs for better results in the field of agriculture. Speaking on the sports and youth affairs department, the chief minister the officials of the department to prioritize Yoga in school level. He also laid emphasis on more and more training national level players from the state. He also reviewed the programmes like Plastic-Free State under science and technology department and centralized question model in school education department. However, among the others Chief Secretary U Venkateswarlu and other higher officials of the concerned departments also remained present.