On November 30, 2023, the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Tribal Youth Federation (TYF) held a massive rally in Agartala, Tripura. The rally was held to protest against unemployment and drug addiction in the state.
The rally began at the Rabindra Bhavan and proceeded to the Secretariat. Thousands of people participated in the rally, including youth, students, and unemployed people.
The DYFI and TYF leaders addressed the rally and highlighted the plight of unemployed youth in Tripura. They alleged that the state government has failed to address the issue of unemployment and has not taken any concrete steps to create jobs for the youth.
The leaders also expressed concern about the growing problem of drug addiction among youth in Tripura. They alleged that the drug mafia is operating with impunity in the state and that the government is not doing enough to curb the drug trade.
The DYFI and TYF demanded that the state government take immediate steps to address the issue of unemployment and drug addiction. They also demanded that the government provide more opportunities for education and skill development for the youth.
The rally was a success in terms of mobilizing the youth and highlighting the issues of unemployment and drug addiction. It is hoped that the state government will take note of the demands of the youth and take steps to address them.
Issues of Unemployment and Drug Addiction in Tripura
Unemployment is a major problem in Tripura. According to a report by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in Tripura was 14.2% in August 2023. This is much higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.5%.
Drug addiction is another major problem in Tripura. According to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the prevalence of drug use in Tripura is higher than the national average.
Demands of the DYFI and TYF
The DYFI and TYF have demanded that the state government take immediate steps to address the issue of unemployment and drug addiction. They have demanded that the government:
- Create more jobs for the youth
- Provide more opportunities for education and skill development
- Strengthen law enforcement to curb the drug trade
- Provide rehabilitation facilities for drug addicts