Total peace in Tripura within 3 years: Sahay

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Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, Apr 7 (UNI) The Tripura Government has successfully contained insurgent activities in the state and has launched several developmental projects which would ensure that absolute peace returns within three years, Tripura Governor Dinesh Nandan Sahay said.

While speaking to reporters at Kopargaon near here, Mr Sahay emphasised this and said many misguided youth in his state had surrendered over the past few years and the government had chalked out a rehabilitation scheme for them.

The Tripura Governor was at Kopargaon to lay the foundation stone for a school and hostel for the deaf and dumb children.

He said the unemployed youth in Tripura had been provided with government jobs, including those in the Central Security Forces, and also given them self-employment oppurtunities.

The Central Government had provided a special package to Tripura to tackle the insurgency, he added.

For all these reasons, many of the misguided youth had disassociated themselves from the insurgent activities and joined the mainstream, Mr Sahay said, while expressing confidence that within three years, complete peace would return to his state.

He also said because of the peace and stability the region had witnessed over the past two years, Tripura had seen a flow of investments.

''Medium-scale industries have been set up in sectors like steel, cement and food processing,'' the Governor said, while adding that Tripura also had the potential to develop into a major rubber producing centre of the country, after Kerala.

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