Tripura government has introduced a new scheme to provide smartphones to 14,608 students, fulfilling its poll pledge.
The scheme called ' Mukhya Mantri Yuba Yogajog Yojana ' has been approved by the Ministry Council.
During the last assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised to give the youths smartphones.
On Tuesday the ministerial council approved the scheme to provide students with smartphones.
The announcement was made as part of the BJP's second anniversary of Tripura election victory at the assembly.
On 2 March 2018, two years ago, BJP expelled the Left Front's 25-year rule when the Assembly election results were announced.
Education minister Ratanlal Nath said, “As many as 14,608 final-year students of 38 educational institutions including 22 government degree colleges will receive Rs 5000 each in during Financial Year 2020-21.”
The other institutions include Tripura University, Maharaja Bir Bikram University, Agartala Government Medical College, NIT, TIT, Government Law College, Government Music College, RIPSAT and Teachers’ Training College.
“The expenditure of the scheme will be Rs 7,30,40,000 for one year,” he added.
“The students will have to apply online for the benefits,” he also informed.
“After scrutiny of the applications, Rs 5000 each will be deposited directly to the bank accounts of beneficiaries,” he further said.
Updated by: News Sources 2020-03-04 12:59 PM