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)
Conflicting decisions and lack of proper planning led to idle expenditure on construction of residential school for girl students. P/105(2008)
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).