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ABOUT TRIPURA

The Location: 

Tripura is located in the south west corner of North Eastern Region. The state is connected with Guwahati, by National Highway (NH-44) - the distance between Guwahati and Agartala being about 587 Km. The distance of Agartala from Siliguri (which is considered the entry point to the North East) is about 1065 Km.

The Land: Tripura is among the smaller State in the North Eastern Region, with a total area of about 10492 Sq. Km. only, out of which about 60% area is hilly and forested. The cultivated area is about 27% only. The State gets fairly good rainfall of about 210 cm, well spread over the year. Tripura's agro climatic conditions are suitable for a large variety of agro-horticultural crops.
The People: The State has a total population of about 31.91 lakhs (2001 census), which is the 2nd highest in the North Eastern Region, after Assam. The average density of population is also fairly high, at 304 per Sq.km, particularly considering the fact that 60% of the area is sparsely populated being forested and hilly. The literacy rate in the State is 74%, which is much higher than national average and 2nd highest in the North Eastern Region, after Mizoram. The State has a good social infrastructure in terms of educational and health institutions. The main languages spoken in the State are Bangla, Kokborok, Manipuri, Hindi and English.
The Economy: A majority of state's population is dependent upon the agrarian economy. Industrial development has also been picked up over the past few years. The annual average growth rate of overall economy in real terms for Tripura during 2003-04 was 7.75% against national average of 6.680%. The growth rate of Industrial sector in Tripura during the same period was 15.5%, which is more than double the national average of 7.13%, the highest in the NE Region and second in the country. During this period, the share of secondary sector in the GDP of the State has gone up from 7% to about 14%.

The Linkage:

Road Links:
• National Highway 44 linking Guwahati to Sabroom, sanction for 4 lane , work will start in this FY
• Railway line up to Agartala will be operational very soon. Agartala- Sabroom : project has been approved.

Air Connectivity:

• Night Landing Facility. Apart from Indian - Jet, Air-Deccan, Kingfisher, Indigo are plying regular flights between Agartala-Kolkata & Guwahati. Connecting flights are available for Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore from Kolkata.

Telecom Infrastructure:

• Upgraded by laying OFC network, Broadband facilities for internet access, WLL, Mobile services by BSNL, Airtel, Reliance, Aircel etc.

Power:

• The State is presently power surplus (outside 6-hour peak period). Day-round surplus expected shortly. The power tariffs are much lower compared to other states, the highest rate being around Rs. 3.60 per unit.

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