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Tripura government in dire economic crisis

The state did not get any money from 54 different central government schemes of 2019-20 financial year

Jayanta Debnath

The new budget of the central government has already been tabled in the Parliament for the year 2020-21 but, the Tripura government has received no money from the 54 central government schemes during the 2019-20 financial years. In the 39 other various   schemes, the Tripura government has received unusually less money than the money allocated to the central sector in 2019-20 financial years. However, the Union Government Ministers in various meetings have promised to provide special funds in some schemes and projects at the special request of the Chief Minister of the state. But money approved has rarely been released as committed so far. 

The Tripura government was supposed to get Rs. 12763.30 crore (BE Receipts) during the 2019-20 financial years through various projects, schemes and central shares. But only Rs. 6585 crore (Total Receipts) has been received. That is, the state received Rs. 6178.20 crore less than the money to be received from the central government. However, only two months are left to end the financial years 2019-20.  In this situation, even after this, the BJP leaders or the ministers of the BJP-IPFT coalition government have not been able to speak publicly about this state of paucity of funds. In the meantime, the former left government has left around 11000 crore in debt, which has actually increased to about Rs. 13000 crore along with the interests.  

The name of the 54 various schemes in which the state did not get any money from central government schemes of 2019-20 finance year are: -


SL No

Name of the Schemes/Particulars

BE Receipts 2019-20

Total Receipt 2019-20

1

Security Related Exp.

1700.00

0.00

2

Annapurna Scheme (NSAP) (FOOD Dept)

50.00

0.00

3

Boys and Girls Hostel of SC students.

425.00

0.00

4

Scheme for Development of Scheduled Castes(Other Administrative Expenses)

336.00

0.00

5

SCA to SCSP (Infrastructure Development/PMAGY)

1000.00

0.00

6

Boys and Girls Hostel of ST students.

200.00

0.00

7

Scheme for providing education to Madrasas, Minorities and Disables (Earlier-40 & 62)

350.00

0.00

8

National Programme for Persons with Disabilities

100.00

0.00

9

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) (New) (earlier-Sustainable Agriculture)

100.00

0.00

10

Agriculture Census (ACU)

83.00

0.00

11

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

10.00

0.00

12

National Plan for Dairy Development/Dairy Vikas Aviyan

500.00

0.00

13

National Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme

300.00

0.00

14

National Livestock Management Programme

300.00

0.00

15

Implementation of NFDB Project

100.00

0.00

16

Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)/Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) (Har Khet ko Pani) [PW(WR)]

2000.00

0.00

17

Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) & other water resources programmes

200.00

0.00

18

River Managent Activities & Work related to Border Area (AIBP & Flood Management)

1757.00

0.00

19

Minor Irrigation Census

50.00

0.00

20

Human Resource in Health & Medical Education

1957.28

0.00

21

Tertiary Care Programs

300.00

0.00

22

National Mission on Ayush including Mission on Medicinal Plants

1.00

0.00

23

Pradhan Mantri Swasrhaya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) / Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) (New)

4903.00

0.00

24

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) under Samagra Siksha Abhiyan

5189.00

0.00

25

National Nutrition Mission (Including ISSNIP)

1700.00

0.00

 

National Creche Scheme

300.00

0.00

26

National Mission for Empowerment of Women including Indira Gandhi Mattritav Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY) (NMEW) -New (Purna Sakti Kendra) & (Mahila Sakti Kendra)

107.15

0.00

27

Pradhan Mantri Matri Matru Vandana Yojna/ Maternity Benefit Program (Admin. Ex & Flexi fund)

1.00

0.00

28

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU -GKY) under NRLM

1500.00

0.00

29

Skill Development Mission (I& C-24) (Skill Dev. Directorate)

3233.75

0.00

30

Assistance to Sepahijala Zoo-CASP

100.00

0.00

31

Smart cities Mission (SCM) (Urban Allevation Mission for 100 Cities)

15000.00

0.00

32

CCTNS under Modernization of Police and other forces

1.00

0.00

33

Shyamaprasad Mukharjee Rurban Mission

4455.00

0.00

34

ACA for Externally Aided Projects (EAPs)

3380.00

0.00

35

Lumsum Provision for North Eastern Region & Sikkim (Sonamura Town Hall) (CSS)

1572.72

0.00

36

Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution-Subsidies (Intra State movement & handling of foodgrains & FPS dealers margin under NFSA)

3000.00

0.00

37

Rajiv Awash Yojana (MOHPUA)

2387.00

0.00

38

National Land Record Management (Mordanisation) Programme (NLRMP)

866.00

0.00

39

(Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan(RGSY)/(older Name-Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashastrikaran Yojana (RGPSY)

1350.00

0.00

40

Computerization of PDS Organisation/ End to End Comuterisation of TPDS

100.00

0.00

41

Rationalisation of M.I. Statistics

20.00

0.00

42

National Hydrology Project

200.00

0.00

43

Consumer Help Line

10.50

0.00

44

Economic Census(6th & 7th)/ Socio Economic Survey/ Un-Employment Survey

225.00

0.00

46

National Population Register (NPR)

10.00

0.00

47

Scheme for development of Economically backward Classes (EBCs)

1.00

0.00

48

Construction of Food Storage Godown (CSS) by FCI

700.00

0.00

49

E-Vidhan of Tripura for making Lagislative Assembly

3.00

0.00

40

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY)

100.00

0.00

51

Training Programme for PDS-CASP

5.00

0.00

52

Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS)-CASP

26.00

0.00

53

Regional Food Laboratory-CSS

9.00

0.00

54

Reimbursement of expenditure to Sanik welfare Tripura (DSW)

180.72

0.00

The only slogan of the then LF governments during their  long 35-years regime was  that   the central government was not giving sufficient money to the Tripura government at the desired rate. Therefore, anti-Center procession, meetings were held throughout the state, throughout the years. But in the last 22 months, the BJP- IPFT alliance shows the opposite. The center is not paying the allocated funds at required rate. But Chief Minister Biplab Deb himself is saying that the Center is giving  sufficient money to the state. Every time after he returned from Delhi, he announced about the special receipts of hundreds of crores of rupees. On the other hand, the accounts of the State Finance Department are saying something else. 

According to the latest estimates of the state finance department on January 24, 2020, the Tripura government was supposed to get Rs. 6656 crore in the 'Share of Central Texas' sector in the fiscal year  2019-20. But till now only   Rs. 3427.24 crore have been received. Similarly, the 'Gap Grants' sector was expected to get Rs 875 crore. But only Rs. 729.10 crore has been received. Receiving the FC Award (Local Bodies Grant) was expected to be get Rs 169 crore. But only Rs. 154.06 crore has been received. The Local Body Grant (Urban) is expected to receive Rs. 68.26 crore. But only Rs. 63.44 crore has been received. Local body grant is expected to get Rs. 101.71 crore in the other  Rural sector schemes and projects. But only  Rs. 90.62 crore has been received. The GST Compensation Scheme was supposed to get Rs. 182.40 crore but got  Rs. 171 crore. Similarly, the MGNREGA project was supposed to get 1000 crore, only Rs. 115.19 crore was received. Not only that, the hostel allowance of the students in the school colleges, central scholarship allocated to various scholarships / stipend sectors allocated amount has not yet been fully received in the financial year 2019-20. 

Tripura government get less money from Delhi this year not only from the then Finance Commission grant or share of Central Texas, MGNREGA project or hostel allowance for students of school colleges, different scholarships / stipends schemes, but in more  than 54 others schemes and  projects, the Tripura government not received any money as committed by the centre. 

The 2019-20 financial years is going to end is just two months away. In this situation, the development activities of each department of the State Government have almost stopped, as the central government not releases their allocated  funds to different sectors. State Finance Department last month issued circulars to various corporations and government departments to send back the unutilized money to the state government's finance department. The state finance secretary in his circular assured to the PSUs and government departments that they will give the money back with a seven percent interest rate.  The situation has reached such a level that the head of the departments has been worried about whether all the employees of the state government will get salary or pay from the next month onwards. The debt of each public office has increased. The state government various departments are unable to pay the dues to the  contractors, suppliers and various service providers too.  

Many contractors, suppliers who provided cars in rentals or suppliers at the time of the vote in the last assembly and the 2019 Lok Sabha votes, have yet to receive their dues. The government is expected to get Rs. 82 crore from the central government for election related expenses in the fiscal year 2019-20. But only Rs. 20.5 crore has been received so far. Similarly, the security sector is expected to receive Rs. 17 crore. But not a single penny was released. Even the amount out of Rs. 35 crore   for the   Reang refugees' expenditures which was supposed to be reimbursed fully, has not been received as  only Rs. 14 crore was released for the cost of caring for the refugees. 

How much money the Central Government has given to Tripura in 2019-20 financial years, once you look at the table below, it will become clear:

 

SL. No.

Particulars

BE Receipts 2019-20

Total Receipt 2019-20

1

Reang Refugee

3500.00

1400.00

2

Security Related Exp. 1700.00

1700.00

0.00

3

Election related expenditture

8200.00

205.00

4

Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)

109.00

75.98

5

National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

230.00

101.35

6

Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)/SCA to TSS

2000.00

1362.97

7

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (Rename of Multi Sectoral Development Programme for Minorities

6000.00

554.55

8

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

8000.00

2735.00

9

National Food Security Mission (NFSM)

2900.00

399.76

10

National Oilseed and Oil Palm Mission (NFSM)

250.00

87.94

11

Rainfed Area Development Programme (earlier-National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture)

900.00

240.00

12

Agriculture Technology Managemant Agency (ATMA) under NMAET

750.00

418.05

13

Sub Mission on agricultural Mechanisation under NMAET

6500.00

3500.00

14

National E-Governance Plan Agriculture (NE-GPA)

400.00

115.00

15

Improvement of Agricultural Statistics (EA)

250.00

48.00

16

Agricultural Census (ACU)

83.00

0.00

17

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

10.00

0.00

18

Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)/ Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) (Min. of Agri)

3200.00

1800.00

19

Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)/ Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) (Min. of RD)

4000.00

1075.00

20

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

25000.00

98.00

21

Indira Awas Yojana (IAY)/Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)-Rural

36660.00

17157.02

22

Grants under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (URBAN)

29680.00

6014.82

23

National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)

10000.00

4486.44

24

Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)/Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (DWS)

12000.00

4766.30

25

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Urban Dev.)

2000.00

776.00

26

Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBM) (DWS)

4000.00

4000.00

27

Rashtriya Uchhtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

1000.00

419.65

28

Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS)

27000.00

16549.89

29

Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)

1200.00

610.71

30

Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) (older name-Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (SABLA)

255.00

32.27

31

Pradhan Mantri Matri Matru Vandana Yojna/ Maternity Benefit Program (Admin. Ex & Flexi fund)

1.00

0.00

32

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)/ (SGSY) (including DRDA )

11200.00

7852.57

33

National Urban Livelihood Mission (Re-name-Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana (NULM)

1640.00

787.87

34

Skill Development Mission (Employment) (National career Service)

31.22

11.16

35

Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)

242.00

1659.11

36

National Afforestation Programme (National Mission for a Green India)

900.00

375.88

37

Intensification of Forest Management

150.00

103.43

38

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT)-500 cities

1600.00

104.00

39

Cyber Crime prevention against Women and Children/Nationwide Emergency Response System under Nirbhaya Fund

200.00

186.98

 

Due to the acute economic crisis, for the last several months, various social allowances and support scheme for the urban and rural poor started from, providing free medicines to hospitals, providing free fertilizer, pesticides, seeds to farmers, free agriculture irrigation and modern agricultural machinery to farmers, houses in Indira Awas Yojana in villages and urban areas almost stopped. Not only have that, assistance in construction and maintenance of roads, Child Development (ICDS) service activities have become almost closed. The activities of the rural livelihood mission, free skill training to the unemployed also verge of closing. Many former bureaucrats of the state finance department and the economist of the state cannot swear that from when the state's economic condition will come to normalcy. Because, the country's financial situation is also not so good.  Corporate and personal tax collection in the country was not expected this year. For the first time in last two decades, direct tax revenue has been reduced in the country. Therefore, states like Tripura are bound to have problems if the center does not pay the required amount. That is why the new chief minister of Tripura is talking about making the people of Tripura stand on their own feet. Though the task is difficult, the initiative can be appreciated. But given the reality of the situation in Tripura's economy in the last 22 months, it is important to take realistic, well-thought-out and well-planned steps to  bring Tripura out of this desperate situation without hurting the economic and tax pressure on the masses. (Source: Department of Finance, Government of Tripura & Tripurainfo Content database).


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