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Tripura to continue with Left’s pension schemes: Minister

Agartala: The BJP-led government in Tripura will continue with all 30 of the pension schemes introduced by the previous Left Front government that is benefiting 4,05,175 people, a minister said here on Monday.
An amount of Rs 26.78 crore is being spent every month providing 33 different social pension schemes, three of which are sponsored by the Centre.
“Some vested interest quarters are campaigning that the 30 social pension schemes introduced by the previous government would be stopped. This is absolutely false,” state’s Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma told IANS.
The previous Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) dominated Left Front government had introduced the 30 pension schemes, ranging Rs 600 to Rs 2,500 per month, for the people belonging to various economically weaker sections, destitute, unmarried and unemployed women.
The Centre also has been providing three monthly allowances and pensions, including Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.
The state government has shares in all the three union government schemes. (IANS)

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