Tripura is bounded on the North, West, South and South-east by Bangladesh, whereas in the East it has a common boundary with Assam and Mizoram. Bengali and Kokborok/Tripuri are the official languages of the state. The medium of instruction in schools is either Bengali or English.
Tripura is rich in natural resources such as natural gas, rubber, tea and medicinal plants. It is also known for its vibrant food processing, bamboo and sericulture industries. Tripura acts as a gateway between Northeast India and Bangladesh providing immense potential for international trade.Tripura is connected with the rest of Northeast India by National Highway (NH)-44. Improved rail, air connectivity and establishment of trade routes have further facilitated trade.
The state has several potential but unexplored sectors such as organic spices, bio-fuel and eco-tourism. At 87.8 per cent, Tripura's literacy rate is higher than the national average rate. The state has institutes such as National Institute of Technology (NIT) and Tripura Institute of Technology (TIT) which provide skilled manpower to the industries. With its pleasant climate and scenic landscape, Tripura is a favoured tourist destination.
At current prices, the total gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Tripura was about US$ 4.1 billion in 2011-12. Tripura's GSDP increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12.
State Presentation (March 2013)
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