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Tripura hikes social pension of 80K beneficiaries double

The BJP had made 299 promises before the last assembly elections and hiking of social pension was one of them. 

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Agartala: Four months ahead of the crucial assembly election to 60–members house, BJP led government in Tripura on the occasion of 72nd birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to hike monthly social pension from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 from this month to over 80,000 beneficiaries of 25 schemes, as promised in election manifesto before 2018 assembly poll.

The BJP had made 299 promises before the last assembly elections and hiking of social pension was one of them. 

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However, in the name of cleaning the beneficiary list, the government had held up the disbursement for more than two years and finally, it was re-started in 2020 with a hike of Rs 300 from Rs 700.

Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha while launching ‘Har Ghar Susashan’ (Good governance at every house) announced the decision and reiterated the claim that BJP led government has already fulfilled all of his poll promises. 

The government has been doing for all sections of the society and the pace of development has been speeded up.

“Implementation of the promises has taken a longer time because 25 yrs communist rule had disordered the system because of prioritising their cadres everywhere, depriving the genuine people. Still the system is not clean and peoples’ friendly, which would take further more time but we are committed to do it under the leadership of PM Modi,” Dr Saha said.

He also said that the Prime Minister never thinks of leisure or holiday but keeps on working all the time. The PM strictly monitors the administrative functioning in Tripura at every level and always encourages the state government to do developmental works for the people at the highest extent.

Dr Saha added that his government is committed to ensure the benefits of various schemes to the people for ensuring socio-economic development and a campaign has been launched to complete the remaining works of the entire flagship programmes by November next. 

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