New Delhi: Tripura deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Varma has demanded for an AIIMS-like institute for improvement of healthcare facilities in the state.
Dev Varma met union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi and demanded for an AIIMS-like institution in Tripura.
The deputy chief minister has also sought funds from Centre for establishing a law university and a dental college.
The finance ministry allocated an outlay of over Rs 700 crore to Tripura during the current fiscal.
In addition to the allocated outlay, the Tripura government requested for an additional Rs 414 crore for establishing a dental college in Agartala, Rs 200 crore for a law university in the state.
The Tripura government also requested for a special package of Rs 500 crore for development of areas under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
Dev Varma told Nirmala Sitharaman that the Tripura government is planning to set up of an integrated plant for the production of grey fertiliser and green hydrogen in the state.