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Among the northeastern states, with a per capita income of Rs 3.17 lakh, Sikkim topped the charts and with Rs 1.54 lakh, Tripura attained an “excellent increase in per capita earnings”.

This was revealed by Tripura Law and Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Monday in Agartala.

Addressing the media Nath said, “Among the eight states of northeast, Sikkim and Tripura have achieved major success in per capita income and Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)”.

“The per capita income in Sikkim is Rs 3.17 lakh,” Nath said.

“Sikkim is followed by Tripura with Rs 1.54 lakh, Mizoram Rs 1.41 lakh, Arunachal Pradesh Rs 1.27 lakh, Nagaland Rs 1.02 lakh, Meghalaya Rs 81,000, Assam Rs 74,000 and Manipur Rs 65,000,” Nath added.

“Tripura’s per capita income in 2017-18 when CPI (M) was in power in the state, was Rs 1.05 lakh,” Nath further added.

He said that the state’s per capita income has risen only due to the good governance of the BJP-led government under Chief Minister Biplab Deb.

“Among the 37 states and union territories in the country, Tripura rose to 16th position from previous 21st position. We have achieved this mainly due to BJP’s good governance,” Nath reiterated.

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