Industry

 

 

Industrial development always remains a thrust area in the State Government's economic policies. The State's endeavour is to provide efficient and cost effective infrastructure, skilled human resources, stable environment and good governance which are the pre-requisites for creating a proper investment environment for sustainable industrial growth. Unfortunately, Tripura has not been able to attract desired private investments in this industrial sector from rest of the country and therefore, remained an industrially backward state due to its unique economic disadvantages arising out of remoteness and poor connectivity, hilly terrain, weak resource base, poor infrastructure, as well as shallow markets.

 

The State has the potentiality for industrial opportunities and improvement which in turn will increase employment generation in the State. One of the main thrust areas of the State Industries & Commerce Department is to promote and develop the rural, micro, small and medium enterprises, agri based food processing industries and also promoting export and import business with the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. Tea and rubber based industries are taken into consideration for the development of industrial base in Tripura. Although the State is backward in industrilisation but has the potentiality for industrial opportunities and improvement which in turn will increase employment generation in the State.

 

The State Industries & Commerce Department has been developing industrial area and infrastructure in different parts of the State. Entrepreneurship development and skill development programmes are also being conducted in the State.

 

The published result of 4th Census of Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) shows that total working units was 1,343 in March, 2007. Thereafter, 2,104 new units have been registered, increasing the total number of registered units to 3,447 units as on 31-03-2016.

 

Industrial-strategies:

Establishments as per Fifth and Sixth Economic Census by type of establishment (Rural+Urban):

Persons engaged between Fifth and Sixth Economic Census by type of workers (Rural+Urban):

Composition of the industrial activity in Tripura: