AGARTALA, June 5 � Impressed with last year�s success in implementation of NREGA in Tripura, the Centre has released Rs 414.44 crore as first instalment in the current fiscal, the highest among the seven north-eastern states, reports PTI.
�Tripura has been given Rs 414.44 crore as first instalment of the total outlay of Rs 1149 crore which is highest among the seven north-eastern states,� Tripura Minister for Rural Development, Jitendra Chowdhury told reporters today.
Claiming that the state had secured top position in implementing NREGA last year, Chowdhury said, �the state�s achievement in the NREGA might have prompted the Centre to release funds early and that too highest among the NE states.�
�While Assam received Rs 119.56 crore, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalya received Rs 86.05 crore, Rs 68.02 and Rs 57.73 crore respectively,� he said.
He said, the state government would continue to focus on creation of permanent assets particularly on road connectivity, creation of dams, and flood management programmes. �There must be consistency to implement the national flagship programme in a proper way,� he said.
Chowdhury said that the state government had also put forward a Rs 400 crore proposal for a project to rehabilitate beneficiaries allotted land under the Forest Dwellers� Right Act.
�We have already allotted land to them, but the money for their resettlement is yet be released,� he added.