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Unemployment, Poverty problems spiking crime rates in Tripura : Debt burden forced 30 yrs man to commit suicide, Drug consumption spiked up in Biplab's 8 months rule
TIWN Nov 8, 2018
Unemployment, Poverty problems spiking crime rates in Tripura : Debt burden forced 30 yrs man to commit suicide, Drug consumption spiked up in Biplab's 8 months rule
PHOTO : Pic 1 : Amit Shah, Biplab Deb, Pratima Bhowmik at Agartala Airport, Pic 2 (Top right): Drugs seized by police, Pic 3 : 30 years man committed suicide at Santir Bazar, Pic : Job fair organized for unemployed youths.

AGARTALA, Nov 8 (TIWN): Unemployment problems not only spiking the crime rates in Tripura, but heavy debts of loans are compelling youths to commit suicide. In last 8 months lack of MGNREGA and other works, loss in business are leading acute economic crisis situation statewide. With a shocking development, one 30 years man Paresh Debnath (30),S/O-Sudhangshu Debnath has committed suicide in loan burden at Baikhora, Santir Bazar subdivision under South District in Tripura. The victim took loans from Bandhan Bank and L&T Finance. At together today two installments' dates were given to him, but as he couldn't collect the amount, he has chosen suicide as the last option. Locals have alleged, due to lack of income, ongoing work crisis many families are unable to bear the burdens of loans. With suicide cases, increasing murders, crimes, theft have left the situation more critical. From Durga Puja to Diwali the festival season left gloom allover the state.

ADC CEM Radhacharan Debbarma who is also CPI-M's tribal wing GMP leader has slammed the BJP-IPFT Govt for cutting social pensions from poor people with various excuses. After visiting ADC areas markets, Debbarma also said due to loss in business the poor sellers, farmers are undergoing acute crisis situation.

Moreover, even though minimum wage of MGNREGA was declared at Rs. 340 before Election and BJP Govt failed to fulfill that promise, but Chief Minister Biplab Deb said MGNREGA works wages (now Rs. 170) will be given to people but only after proper measurement of the work i.e. on the basis of his / her performance. 

When Tripura’s unemployment tolls reached 32.2% Govt's zero initiative to fill up the vacant posts in Govt Depts are turning the situation worse and at the same time, under the previous Govt various ongoing jobs under Tripura Public Service Commission has been postponed for uncertain period of time. Survey says, BJP heavily lost unemployment vote bank base, after it lost Govt employees, pensioners vote banks with its failure to give 7th Pay Commission. Unemployment is not only the problem of Tripura, but across the country the same problems are being faced by jobless people under Modi Govt. Being fed up with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s bizarre remarks, with his fancy planning for unemployed youths, netizens are throwing sharp reactions against their new Chief Minister. At the same time with a temporary relief for the terminated 10323 teachers who were recruited under irregularities back in 2009-10 Supreme Court has extended the ad-hoc for more 2 years, which has fueled the resentment among unemployed youths more.

Youths are worried about what the Govt isdoing is ‘actually’ to curbing the employment opportunities. BJP's intention was exposed when Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb offered youths to open paan shop or breed cows for livelihood. 

But when asked Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb had remained strict to his remark after paan-shop and cow-breeding controversies saying, “The attitudes towards earning have to be changed. Because the left govt couldn’t change the attitudes among youths, thus they created around 7 lakh of unemployed youths in the state”, but when about "attitude changing" mafia led earning was exposed on Oct 3 when BJP activists met in massive clashes. 

BJP's intention was exposed when Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb offered youths to open paan shop or breed cows for livelihood, just like PM Modi's "Pakoda Jobs".

But when asked Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb had remained strict to his remark after paan-shop and cow-breeding controversies saying, “The attitudes towards earning have to be changed. Because the left govt couldn’t change the attitudes among youths, thus they created around 7 lakh of unemployed youths in the state”, but when about "attitude changing" mafia led earning was exposed on Oct 3 when BJP activists met in massive clashes at Gol Chakkar border area's export-import business.   

At the same time job cuts from mid-day-meal to JICA project has also increased the unemployment rate in state.

The forest dept's suspended workers have threatened to commit suicide if their jobs are not returned to them. 

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