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 is one of the last strongholds of the Indian communist party, which has governed the state for decades.
4,049 sq. miles
$4.14 billion (USD)
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India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.
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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Wind Performance Tracker — Tripura achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)
Solar Performance Tracker — Tripura reaches 5.09 MW (updated October 31, 2017)