HIRA model of development - Highways, i- Ways, Railways, Airways is on in Tripura, says PM
Under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, farmers with less than 5 acres will get Rs 6000 per annum in their bank accounts: PM
Through PM Shram Yogi Mandhan Pension Yojana, labourers in unorganized sector will get Rs.3000 per month as pension after 60 years of age: PM

Prime Minister visited Agartala today in the third and final leg of his day long tour to Assam, Arunachal and Tripura. He inaugurated Garjee - Belonia Railway Line and several other development projects in the state.

Prime Minister unveiled the statue of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala. Lauding the role of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore, he said that Maharaja had a vision for Tripura and he contributed greatly to build the city of Agartala. PM said that he felt proud to unveil his statue.

About the development in Tripura, PM told that the progress is now on a new trajectory. Government has allocated enough funds over the last four and a half years for the development of Tripura. He said that he heard that for the first time in history, crops were procured on MSP prices.

PM dedicated to the nation Garjee - Belonia Railway Line through unveiling of plaque at Swami Vivekananda Stadium here. This line will boost Tripura as the gateway to South and Southeast Asia. He inaugurated the New Complex of Tripura Institute of Technology at Narsingarh During the event , PM recalled that during elections when he came here, he advocated about HIRA model of development i.e Highway, I Way, Railway, Airway.

Agartala Sabroom National Highway, Humsafar Express, Agartala Deoghar Express, New Terminal at Agartala are part of this model.

Speaking about the cleanup of ghost beneficiaries, PM said that earlier the development existed only on paper. He added that “I heard that there are around 62000 beneficiaries in Tripura alone. These people were taking your money." However, over the last four and a half years around 8 crore ghost beneficiaries have been taken out of the system.

Underlining his commitment towards the farmers and informal sector, PM said that through Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan Pension Yojana, labourers in unorganized sector after 60 years of age will get Rs.3000 per month as pension. Through PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, farmers with less than 5 acres will get Rs 6000 per annum in their bank accounts. Separate department for Fisheries will greatly benefit the fishermen.

These steps are a reflection of the intent of the Government, he added.

Prime Minister returns to New Delhi after the day long visit to the three NE States. He will be visiting Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka tomorrow.

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Cabinet approves Proposal for Implementation of Umbrella Scheme on “Safety of Women”
February 21, 2024

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the proposal of Ministry of Home Affairs of continuation of implementation of Umbrella Scheme on ‘Safety of Women’ at a total cost of Rs.1179.72 crore during the period from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Out of the total project outlay of Rs.1179.72 crore, a total of Rs.885.49 crore will be provided by MHA from its own budget and Rs.294.23 crore will be funded from Nirbhaya Fund.

Safety of Women in a country is an outcome of several factors like stringent deterrence through strict laws, effective delivery of justice, redressal of complaints in a timely manner and easily accessible institutional support structures to the victims. Stringent deterrence in matters related to offences against women was provided through amendments in the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act.

In its efforts towards Women Safety, Government of India in collaboration with States and Union Territories has launched several projects. The objectives of these projects include strengthening mechanisms in States/Union Territories for ensuring timely intervention and investigation in case of crime against women and higher efficiency in investigation and crime prevention in such matters.

The Government of India has proposed to continue the following projects under the Umbrella Scheme for “Safety of Women”:

  1. 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) 2.0;
  2. Upgradation of Central Forensic Sciences laboratories, including setting up of National Forensic Data Centre;
  3. Strengthening of DNA Analysis, Cyber Forensic capacities in State Forensic Science Laboratories (FSLs);
  4. Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children;
  5. Capacity building and training of investigators and prosecutors in handling sexual assault cases against women and children; and
  6. Women Help Desk & Anti-human Trafficking Units.