Tourism will help Tripura develop: CM (Lead, deleting last para)

Tripura will flourish swiftly if tourism is developed, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said, adding his BJP government will do everything to transform it into a model state in three years.

Speaking here late on Wednesday after launching a new English daily the "North East Colors", he said Tripura had world class bio-diversity.

"To enjoy the eco-forest or rainforest, you need not go to the Amazon rainforest in South America. Southern Tripura's Dambur Lake is a better option," Deb added.

The "North East Colors", published by the state's leading daily group "Dainik Sambad", is the third English daily to be published from the state.

Hailing Narendra Modi, Deb said he was the first Prime Minister to show the courage to take a decision like the one on demonetisation of high value currencies and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

"Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and other ministers only thought about demonetisation, but did nothing," he added.

--IANS

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