The BJP-IPFT government in Tripura will provide financial support of Rs 5,000 to 14,608 students pursuing graduation for purchasing a smartphone in next financial year.

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Tripura Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said in Agartala on March 4 that the students of 38 government-run higher education institutions pursuing graduate courses in medical, para-medical, engineering, science, arts, commerce, law, painting and music and nursing would get the one-time financial support to purchase a smartphone.

He said that the government will introduce a new scheme “Mukhya Mantri Yuba Jogajog Yojana” (Chief Minister Youth Communication Scheme) to provide the financial aid to purchase the smartphone from the 2020-2021 academic years.

According to the minister, to implement the new scheme Rs 7.31 crore would incur annually from the government exchequer. “Through the smartphone, students will gather latest information about their academic curriculum and future career after completion of their graduate courses or when they pursue postgraduate level course,” the minister said.

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