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Latest update: November, 2014
Last Updated: November, 2014
TRIPURA State Report | November, 2014
Tripura is bounded on the north, west, south and southeast by Bangladesh; whereas in the east, it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram.
Tripura accounts for about 55-60 per cent of bamboo sticks required for making incense sticks. Around 21 of the 130 bamboo species known in India are grown in the state. It had 55 tea gardens, covering 7,482.3 hectares during 2012-13 and has produced over 8.4 million kg of tea during 2013. Tea produced in Tripura is famous for its blending qualities.
With its pleasant climate and scenic landscape, Tripura is a favoured tourist destination. The state offers tourists attractions such as temples, rivers and rock carvings.
Tripura has several potential, but unexplored sectors such as organic spices, bio-fuels and eco-tourism. The state has a wide variety of medical plants. It has 266 medicinal plants, 379 species of trees, 581 herbs, 320 shrubs and 165 climbers.
Tripura has a large base of skilled labour, making it an ideal destination for knowledge sectors. At 87.8 per cent, its literacy rate is higher than the national average rate.
Tripura has a wide range of fiscal and policy incentives for businesses under the Tripura Industrial Investment Promotion Incentive Scheme, 2012. Developing infrastructure, improved rail & air connectivity, and establishment of trade routes have facilitated trade.