Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Verma met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and made demands including setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-like institution in the state and providing funds for the development of tribal areas.
Dev Verma also demanded funds for setting up Law University and Dental College in the meeting regarding the next financial year’s budget in New Delhi on Friday.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the AIIMS-like institution in the Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) campus would provide major healthcare facilities to the people of the area.
He also thanked the Union Finance Minister for allowing an outlay of over Rs 700 crore to Tripura during the current financial year.
Dev Verma sought a special package of Rs 414 crore for setting up a Dental College in Agartala, Rs 200 crore for a law university in the state and Rs 500 crore for all-round development of areas under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). Of.
He also proposed to set up an integrated plant for production of fertilizer and green hydrogen in partnership with the Centre.