Tripura is enclosed with rich and diverse bamboo resources. Bamboo has been traditionally used in Tripura for various domestic purposes as well as commercial use like marketing of bamboo mats, agarbati sticks, handicrafts etc. Cane and bamboo handicrafts of Tripura are considered to be among the best in the country for their exquisite designs, wide range of products and artistic appeal. The handicrafts have also been exported to some countries. During the year 2015-16, 160 nos. new artisans have been given training and provided necessary tools and kits after completion of training.


Over the years, efforts have been made to organize the handicrafts artisans to the cluster with a view to provide the necessary support, including forward and backward linkages, so that, the sector can grow and realize its full potential. Till 2015-16, about 19 Clusters have been formed. The products of handicrafts artisans are marketed through 16 Sales outlets of THHDC (within the State and outside) as well as through the private traders and also participated in Indian International Trade Fair, New Delhi and Panacea World Trade Centre in Mumbai.