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Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday said his government is sincere in developing the standard of life of the states indigenous tribal, who constitute 32 per cent of the population.
Deb said his government has submitted a series of proposals to the Union Government for the development of the indigenous tribals.
“We want to work sincerely for the development of the standard of life of the tribals of the state. More than Rs 8,000 crore has been sought from the Central government to develop the TTAADC areas of the state. We have also submitted a series of proposals for their development”, he said inaugurating the 42nd Kokborok language day here.
The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TAADC) constitutes two-third of the state’s territory and is home to the tribals, who constitute 32 per cent of the state’s population.
Deb later told reporters that a private members resolution to increase the number of seats in the TTAADC from 30 to 50 was passed unanimously in the Assembly on Friday. (PTI)