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Now, Biplab Deb advises Tripura youth to milk cows for livelihood, not run after govt jobs

Biplab Deb, Tripura’s chief minister, has been in the news over the last week for his critique on model-actor Diana Hayden and view on existence of internet during Mahabharat.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2018 23:57 IST
Priyanka Deb Barman
Priyanka Deb Barman
Hindustan Times, Agartala
Biplab Deb,Milk cows,Diana Hayden
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb during an interaction with media at Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi on March 20.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has come up with yet another advice. He said the youth of the state should milk cows instead of running after politicians for a government job.

“There should be a cow in every house. Why run after netas for government jobs? Milk is being sold at Rs 50 per litre. Graduates should get cows and milk them to earn Rs 10 lakh in 10 years instead of running after political parties,” said Deb, who has been in the news over the last week for his critique on model-actor Diana Hayden and views on existence of internet during Mahabharat.

Deb was speaking at a seminar organised by the Tripura Veterinary Council at Agartala.

He went further to suggest that if milking cows does not work, opening a paan shop, too, could be a good career choice.

“Youths should not run after government jobs but focus on generating employment of their own. Here, the culture of seeking government jobs and running after political parties has grown for two decades. Youths waste the vital time of their life. Had the same youth opened a paan shop instead of running after political parties, he would have a bank balance of Rs 5 lakh by now,” Deb said.

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Deb said that the PM Narendra Modi-led government offers several bank loans for micro-businesses under the MUDRA scheme to help people gain self-employment.

Deb said educated youths are running away from agriculture, piggery and poultry as they think it is beneath their status.

“Educated youths’ narrow-minded ideas don’t allow them to opt for farming or poultry farming... This has led to a rise in unemployment,” he was quoted as saying.

Of late, Deb has been in the news for his unusual pronouncements. On Friday, the chief minister had said that mechanical engineers should not choose civil services.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 18:11 IST