One of the isolated states of India’s northeast, Tripura is located between Assam, Mizoram and shares an international border with Bangladesh. It is rich in natural resources such as natural gas and limestone and is also one of the largest producers of rubber in the country, but it has little industry. Tripura was governed by the Indian communist party for decades until the recent elections in 2018 during which the BJP swept into power. The new government could leverage the state’s high literacy rates and proximity to Bangladesh and Southeast Asia to turn it into a trade transit hub.
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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Tripura. The program provides below poverty line families with a free first liquefied petroleum gas cylinder and continued financial support of $25 dollars over three years.
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has approved an additional investment of $483 million to drill wells and build surface facilities to produce gas from the Tripura gas fields. ONGC hopes to drill 153 new wells and lay 175 miles of pipe lines and 370 miles of well flow lines.
The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to install smart electricity meters in households across the state. The first phase of the rollout see at least 45,000 conventional meters replaced with smart meters in the Agartala region.
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) Tripura Power Company has earned 1.6 million carbon credit through its gas-based combined cycle power plant at Palatana in South Tripura.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Tripura reaches 5.09 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Tripura achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)
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NITI Aayog held a three-day brainstorming session to discuss 10 major thematic areas to facilitate the mission of the government to make Tripura a model state in the next three years. More than a hundred scholars, civil society members, policy makers, and bureaucrats attended the session to discuss roadmaps for development of education, private sector development, health and nutrition, and several other fields.
The Tripura government announces it decision to launch 21 e-hospitals, 50 life-support ambulances with GPS tracking systems and an emergency helpline in the state.
The Tripura government will allow Child Care Leave (CCL) for women employees with minor children for 730 days with full pay in the duration of their entire service period.
Tata Trusts has signed an MoU with the Tripura government to address iron and iodine deficiencies among state residents. In Tripura 48.3 percent of children, 54.5 percent women and 24.7 percent of men are anemic. Tata Trusts will provide technical assistance to help the state purchase fortified salt and encourage residents to use it.