Ratan Nath urges people to participate in summary revision of electoral rolls for greater participation in elections
After February, 2023 assembly elections in Tripura, a total of 12,568 new voter names have been enrolled in the electoral rolls and as per summary revision of draft electoral rolls, till date the state has now a total voters of 28, 26, 046.
Addressing a press conference at Civil Secretariat on Thursday afternoon, Election and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that during the last assembly elections, Tripura had a total voters of 28,13,478 and in the draft electoral rolls, altogether 12, 568 new voter names had been enrolled.
He said that the summary revision of the electoral rolls was in progress in the state and urged all voters, political parties and people in general to participate in the inclusion process of electoral rolls in view of the parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held in 2024.
He said that the summary revision of the voters list was started from November 1st and will continue till December 6the next. As per the figures released by the Election Commission, 28, 13,478 voters were listed for the last Assembly elections held in February and after the polls, the number of voters was revised to 28, 26,046 till Wednesday.
Those who have attained 18 years can apply for inclusion of their name in the voter list through Form- 6 and now, the ECI has introduced a new facility, which allows anyone in their 17th year of age to submit their filled Form 6 in advance, Nath said. He added that the voter lists are updated four times a year—on January 5, April 1, July 1 and October 1.
While giving some statistics of the Agriculture department , Nath also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Rs 18,000 crore transferred to the bank accounts of 8 crore of farmers and over 2 lakh of them from Tripura under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan scheme. “In the 15th installment, a total of 2,22,955 famers of the state get Rs. 44.59 crore in their respective bank accounts. Every farmer gets Rs 6,000 in an installment.
The Union government has allocated Rs 640.43 crore to Tripura as of now under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan scheme, said Nath and added that farmer monthly income was Rs 6,580 in 2016-17 and Rs 8,982 in 2018-19 and increased to Rs. 11,096 in 2020-21. The government has set a target to increase the farmers’ earning to Rs 13,590 by 2022-23 and the government is hopeful that it will surpass the target with good production of crops.
Nath said that under the central scheme, farmers in Dhalai district had got Rs 103.43 lakh, Rs 102.30 crore in Gomati district, Rs 58. 32 crore in Khowai district, Rs 117.13 crore in North district, Rs 73.2 crore in Sepahijala district, Rs 94.65 crore in South district, Rs 41.61 crore in Unakoti district and Rs 49.93 crore in West district since the BJP-IPFT government came to power.