Tripoli Minister Ratan Lal Nath proposes detailed urban development initiatives to Union Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
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Tripoli Minister Ratan Lal Nath proposes detailed urban development initiatives to Union Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Agartala, July 10, 2024: Tripura Power Minister Ratan Lal Nath has submitted a series of proposals to Union Minister for Urban Development and Power Manohar Lal Khattar, highlighting the state’s priorities in urban development. On behalf of the Chief Minister, Ratan Lal Nath stressed the need to increase funding and expedite project implementation to improve urban infrastructure in Tripura.

At a meeting in Guwahati on Tuesday, Ratan Lal Nath emphasised the importance of additional financial allocations, stating, “We urge the Central government to approve additional funds to expedite projects like the Light House initiative aimed at providing affordable housing.”He further advocated for increasing the share of funds under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to meet the rising construction costs in the state, emphasising the potential benefits for the people of Trypur.

Acknowledging the ongoing urban development projects in Trypur, Ratan Lal Nath urged for increased allocation from the Urban Infrastructure Development Fund, citing successful implementation of previous projects. “It is our commitment to ensure transparent and effective utilization of the allocated funds for the welfare of our citizens,” he affirmed.

Accompanied by State Urban Development Department Secretary Abhishek Singh and Urban Development Officer Rajat Pant, Ratan Lal Nath detailed the achievements of the department and ongoing initiatives. He highlighted Tripura’s noteworthy achievements under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and its leadership in waste management under Swachh Bharat Mission, receiving accolades for cleanliness and construction of community toilets.

Expressing gratitude to the Central Government for its continuous support, Ratan Lal Nath noted, “The cooperation extended by the Central Government has been crucial in implementing our urban development programme despite the financial constraints of our state.”He also praised the Ministry of Urban Development for their proactive role in collaborating on critical infrastructure projects, including a significant agreement with the Asian Development Bank to strengthen basic services in all urban local bodies.

Nath expressed optimism about future cooperation with the Central Government, underlining Tripura’s commitment to sustainable development and urban growth. “We look forward to further strengthening our partnership to meet the evolving needs of our urban population,” he affirmed.