Union FM Nirmala Sitharama to Visit Tripura for 2-Days from August 27

AGARTALA: The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would pay a two-day visit to Tripura on Friday to inaugurate eleven new projects and to review centrally funded projects.

This will be Sitharaman’s first visit to the state after the BJP-IPFT government came to power in March 2018.

Sources from the state government have said that the union finance minister will hold meetings with the higher officials of the state government and review Emergency Assistance Projects (EAP) at the state guest house.

Later, the union minister will visit Mohanpur sub-division under West Tripura district to review project sites and she will visit Gandhigram Covid Vaccination Centre, on her way in the same district.

“After completion of her visits in Mohanpur sub-division and visit Gandhigram Covid Vaccination Centre in the afternoon, the union finance minister will inaugurate a total of 11 projects worth Rs 151 crore on August 27 next”, the official said.

The projects include– The 132 KV sub-station at Mohanpur, constructed under North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) funded by World Bank (Rs 38.03 Cr), Inauguration of 80,000 Functional Household Tap Connections provided under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) along with 132 Drinking Water Supply Schemes– Project cost Rs 66 crore.

She will also inaugurate 7 projects implemented under RIDF/SPA Project cost Rs 65 crore and inauguration of three Surface Water Treatment plants at Rampur, Pragati, and Badharghat, funded by ADB under North East Region Urban Development Project (NERUDP) Project Cost Rs 20 crore.

Later, in the evening the finance minister will visit the house of a freedom fighter at Badharghat an outskirt of Agartala.

On the second day, SItharaman will visit the Tripurasundari Temple to worship the goddess Tripurasundari. On her way back to Agartala, the senior leader will visit Dasarath Deb Memorial School Ground at Killa village council under Gomati district where she will hold a meeting and interact with the Women Self-Help Groups and in the afternoon she will leave for Delhi.

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