Public health not an issue

Non-functional food laboratory The Regional Food Laboratory at Agartala was non-functional and had major systemic inadequacies which posed a serious threat to public health. P/95(2008)

Unfruitful expenditure in Urban development

Construction of a double storeyed building close to international border, without the requisite permission and ignoring the advice of the BSF resulted in unfruitful expenditure of Rs.24.98 lakh. P/107(2008)

Pains of farmers:Agriculture undermined

The Department failed to accelerate the production of foodgrains to achieve the declared objective of attaining self sufficiency in foodgrains by 2010. This was mainly on account of delayed preparation and approval of annual plans, thereby reducing the time for implementation, delay in supply of seeds, lack of awareness among farmers and non-ensuring supply of high yielding varieties of seeds. Besides, the Department could also not ensure quality control due to lack of proper testing facilities in the State, which was a major constraint in moving towards the declared objectives. P/128(2008).