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Tripura: August 2012

August, 2012

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 oil and 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. This offers 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 the trade.

With its pleasant climate and scenic landscape, Tripura is a favoured tourist destination. The state offers tourists a variety of sites to visit, such as temples, rivers and rock carvings.

At current prices, the total Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Tripura was about US$ 4.1 billion in 2011-12. The state’s GSDP grew at an average annual rate of 11.6 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

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