On the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, Dr. Manik Saha, Tripura Chief Minister, announced that the state government will be providing free education to girl students at state-run colleges.
He said that women’s security and safety are among the top concerns of his government. And this decision was made as a commitment to empowering women. Providing free education to girls was the pre-poll promise made by the BJP in Tripura before the 2018 Assembly elections. Saha further added that there are plans in motion to make education for girls at the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) University and in schools.
The announcement was made at his official residence in Agartala during a Raksha Bandhan gathering. They are also going to set up automatic plate recognition cameras and additional CCTV cameras in Agartala municipality and other areas. It’s part of their Rs. 20 crores digital surveillance project where they aim to improve security, especially for women. The first phase will involve installing about 150 cameras , which will cost Rs. 7.61 crore.
Saha has also set up a special help desk for women at all police stations in the state, along with helpline number 1091.