NATURAL RESOURCES

Mineral Resources:

Oil and Natural Gas, Glass Sand, Clay, Lignite, Quartz, Silica Sand

Forest Resources:

(a) Forest Area (Forest Survey 2015) :   7866 Sq. Km

(b) % of forest area to geographical area : 74.97 %

Achievement made during 2016-17

Status of Plantation

Species
Total plantation available (in Ha.) Achievement 2015-16 (in Ha.) Target for 2016-17 (in Ha.)
Rubber 11749 227.40 281.85 (replanting)
Bamboo 243.19 34.50 38.0

Source: Forest Department, Tripura.

Status of rubber production

Source of plantation No. of Tapping Block Target during 2016-17 (in Mt.) Production 2016-17 (in Mt.)
Corporation Plantation 3026 2806 2468
Resettlement Plantation 819 785 808
Total 3845 3591 3276

Source: - Forest Department, Tripura.

Sericulture

In Tripura about 90% of mulberry farmers are women. The progress of area coverage and cocoon productivity is achieved to a significant level.

Year Coverage of beneficiaries (Nos.) Coverage of mulberry plantation acres (ha) Achiv. of cocoon production (Mt) Raw silk production (Mt)
2016-17
1,165
580
56.0
7.2

Source: - Industries Department, Tripura.