AGARTALA, July 8 - Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday underlined the need for enhancement of bilateral trade between the State and Bangladesh by removing all trade barriers.
In today�s era of open market one should not put restrictions on bilateral trade, rather barriers must be pulled out to pave the way for mutual benefit, he said while speaking to media here.
�Dhaka has imposed trade barrier on 17 Indian items while the same is not applicable at Benapole Land Port in Bangladesh. This must be stopped�, he said.
The Chief Minister said both Bangladesh and Tripura would be benefited if existing trade barriers are removed because price of cement and iron ore is less in neighbouring country.
�I am going to Shillong to attend North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting where Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is arriving. I will speak to him about the barriers on Indo-Bangla trade�, he said. The NEC meeting is scheduled to be held in Shillong on Monday.
Deb further said Union Minister of Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu would visit the State shortly. �All the issues � be it import of Hilsa from Bangladesh or exporting sugar to the neighbouring country, will surely come on the table when I meet Prabhu�, he said.
In Tripura, the government is working on all the Prime Minister�s pet projects to bring a change in the socio-economic condition of the down-trodden people, he said. Around 5.20 lakh of 27 lakh population will be benefitted from Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the State, he informed.
Deb added the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations will be implemented in the State once the Verma Committee submits its report to the government. Budget provision has been made for the purpose in the 2018-19 FY.