AGARTALA, March 17 - Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to seek a special package to tide over financial crisis in the State, a Minister said today.
Deb will also meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the same proposal, Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy told reporters here.
�The State�s financial condition was reviewed in a meeting of the Council of Ministers yesterday. The State is reeling under deep financial crisis. The budget deficit in the current financial year is Rs 1,588.19 crore,� he said.
Finance department officials have been asked to put forward a comprehensive report on the State�s fiscal condition in the next three days and after getting the report, the Chief Minister will leave for Delhi, he said. The State�s revenue generation is poor while fiscal deficit is on the rise. The State�s own revenue is currently able to manage only 12.94 per cent of its expenditure, he said.
He said the Cabinet meeting also laid importance on austerity measures and the State�s own revenue generation. The government would implement all its poll pledges including 7th Pay Commission benefits, higher wages for labourers, social welfare benefits for distressed people. � PTI