Latest update: March, 2019
Tripura is one of the seven states in the North-east. Tripura acts as a gateway between Northeast India and Bangladesh. The state shares an 856-km international border with Bangladesh. This offers enormous potential for international trade. Tripura is endowed with rich and diverse bamboo resources and is the largest bamboo producing hub in India. The state has an area of 7,195 hectares for the production of bamboo.
Tripura has several potential, yet relatively unexplored sectors such as organic spices, bio-fuel and eco- tourism. It is rich in natural resources such as natural gas, rubber, tea and medicinal plants. The state is also known for its vibrant food processing, bamboo and sericulture industries. The state is second largest natural rubber producer in the country, after Kerala.
Tripura holds a strong tea plantation base in India, with 54 tea gardens covering an area of over 7,482.27 hectares as of 2015-16. Due to large availability of land along with appropriate climatic conditions, a gradual boost to the tea production in the state has been witnessed. In 2017-18, tea production in the state stood at 8.72 million kg.
As of February 2019, Tripura had a total installed power generation capacity of 733.44 MW and in February 2015, the state also initiated India’s first solar power plant at Monarchak.
Some of the major initiatives taken by the government to promote Tripura as an investment destination are:
In June 2018, The President of India inaugurated the National Highway from Matabari to Sabroom in Udaipur.
Agartala Airport has been upgraded by extension of the airstrip and provision of night landing facilities.
Telecom infrastructure is being upgraded in the state by laying an optical fibre cable (OFC) network, and connecting all towns by strengthening the internet backbone, among others.
Under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), US$ 2.6 million has been allocated for the development of the storm drainage system in Ranirbazar, and US$ 14.4 million for the development of roads in Belonia, Kailashahar and Kamalpur.
A modern food park has been set up near Agartala to boost the food processing sector. The Sikaria Mega Food Park Private Limited is a fully integrated facility that would enable reduction in wastage, better prices for farmers and an effective supply chain system.
The state government is focussing on adopting IT for extending e-government facilities to the state citizens. The Mission Mode Project for computerisation of Commercial Taxes (MMPCT) is being implemented in the state to improve efficiency, transparency in the system and making income tax collection dealers friendly. The proposed project cost is approximately US$ 1.21 million.
Capital city Agartala has been selected under the central government's flagship Smart Cities project.
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