Three of the seven sister states — Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya — are heavily dependent on the Centre for the development work as their own tax revenues contribute less than one-third of their total taxes.
The bulk of borrowed funds mainly goes into revenue expenditure in the three states that will go to the polls next month. Unemployment remains a major concern in Nagaland.
In line with other states, inflation remains a worry in Tripura and Nagaland, though Meghalaya has controlled it a bit more efficiently.
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