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.
4,049 sq. miles
$4.14 billion (USD)
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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation , the country’s largest petroleum explorer, plans to invest $448.3 million to drill around 115 wells across eight oil and gas fields in Tripura.
In the wake of widespread protests, Tripura finance minister Jishnu Devvarman defended his government’s move to impose a 6 percent Electricity Duty, claiming the duty will not affect the poor because 52 percent of the population will be exempt.
The center has signed an MOU with Bangladesh for transporting 20 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bullet trucks through the Mongla port in Bangladesh to cater to the growing petroleum demand in Tripura.
The Asian Development Bank will provide $223 million for upgrades in power generation, transmission and distribution projects in Tripura.
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U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project Tracker — There is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)
Solar Performance Tracker — Tripura reaches 14.86 MW (updated March 31, 2021)
Wind Performance Tracker — Tripura achieves 0 MW (updated March 30, 2021)
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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.