Tripura is endowed with rich and diverse bamboo resources. It is also the second largest natural rubber producer in the country after Kerala. Tripura accounts for about 6 per cent of bamboo sticks, used for making incense sticks in India. Around 21 of the 130 bamboo species known in India are grown in the state.
Tripura is the 4th most literate state of the country with a literacy rate of 87.75%, according to the 2011 Census. Situated in Northeast India, it shares its borders with Bangladesh on three sides. A power surplus state, Tripura’s Power Project is one of the biggest clean development mechanisms in the world. The Guwahati-region which includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura has attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows worth USD $113 mn during the period April 2000 to December 2018, according to data released by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
With an area of around 7,195 ha for plantation of bamboo, the state is home to 21 species of bamboo. A modern bamboo tiles factory has been set up at Bodhjungnagar to boost the productive utilization of the huge resource.
The state offers tourists attractions such as historical Hindu and Buddhist sites, temples, rivers and rock carvings. Apart from this, local people offer accommodation to visiting tourists, and help them understand the rich culture of the Lushai tribes.
Tripura is the second largest natural rubber producer in the country, with a total plantation potential for 100,000 ha.
A high literacy rate ensures higher inclination towards IT resources. An incubation centre is being set up to encourage the IT entrepreneurship in the state.
Andhra Pradesh, the 10th most populated state in India, is home to about 4.1% of the country's total population. The state's population of 49.4 mn is equivalent to the population of Spain.
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