Tripura announces Rs.150 mn package for Muslims

December 31st, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, Dec 31 (IANS) Tripura Wednesday announced a Rs.150 million package for the minority Muslims to bring about an all-round development of the community.”On the basis of Sachar Committee observations and a Tripura government study on Muslims, the package was formulated and would be implemented in three years’ time,” said Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

“Under the new Rs.150 million package, health, education, and drinking water, besides other infrastructure would be developed in 72 areas across Tripura,” the chief minister told journalists.

“In the 72 areas selected for implementation of the package, Muslims accounts for 30 percent or more,” Sarkar said.

The Muslim population constitutes eight percent of the total of 3.5 million population of Tripura, where Christians and Buddhists represent three percent each.

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