The Tripura government has sought a special package of Rs 8802.74 crore from the Centre for the development of indigenous people of Tripura.
This was informed by state education minister Ratan Lal Nath on Thursday.
Nath said the state Cabinet has approved the special package for the socio-economic, linguistic and cultural development of the indigenous tribes people.
Nath said this year in January last the state Cabinet approved Rs 8389 crore as special package for this purpose.
The same was sent to the Central Government for approval.
The Central Government after reviewing the state proposal constituted a high powered committee.
The committee also examined the state proposal and the four members committee visited the state.
The high powered committee after examining the state proposal advised the State Government to modify the project.
According to the recommendation of that committee the State Government modified the project amount of Rs 8802.74 crore.
Meanwhile, the opposition alleged it’s an attempt to woo the tribal voters ahead of election to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) by the BJP government.