Tripura government has demanded Rs 24000 crore from the 13th Finance Commission as allocation from 2010 to 2015, official sources said on Saturday.
It submitted a memorandum to a delegation of the 13th Finance Commission led by it's chairman Vijay Kelkar yesterday also demanding increase in aggregate share in the divisible pool of central taxes from the existing 30.5% To 50% in a phased manner.
During the submission of the memorandum Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury, Chief Secretary Shashi Prakash and other government officials were present.
Sarkar said the backward state has communication bottlenecks, problems of infrastructure development andinvestment in industries and considering these problems the finance commission should prepare it's report sympathetically so that the required money can be made available to the state.
Chowdhury said it was the people's hope that the Finance Commission would help the state in catching up with the rest of the country by meeting its financial requirements.