The geographical Area of Tripura is 10,491 Sq. Km surrounded by International border – 856 KM (84%). Border associated with Assam & Mizoram- 161 Km. The North, South & Western part is bordered by Bangladesh and Assam & Mizoram is in the Eastern side. There are 8 Nos of districts and 58 Nos of blocks.
Paddy is the major crop grown in Tripura. Crops like Maize, Pigeon pea, Black gram, Green gram, Groundnut, Sesamum, peas, Potato, Rapeseed & Mustard are also grown in major parts of the State. Vegetables like tomato, chilli, brinjal, cucurbits and Brassicaceae also cultivated in different seasons.
Tripura’s economy predominantly depends on agricultural activities and nearly 70% of the population, directly and indirectly, depends upon agriculture and allied sector activities. From increasing production to doubling farmer’s income, emphasis needs to be focus on crop diversification with pulses and oilseeds, IFS models, increasing production and productivity of major crops, increase in area under organic cultivation and its marketing, increase in irrigation facilities, implementing new advances in agriculture and allied sectors research findings, proper training to the farmers and farm women, retaining and attracting the unemployed rural youths in agriculture and livestock activities and to build entrepreneurship.
This publication is a summarized form of different technologies suitable for the Tripura state. The technologies are whether tested, demonstrated or adopted in large scale in the farmers field with the help of State Agriculture Department, ICAR Institutes, KVKs, SAUs and other stakeholders. Compilation of such technologies in the form of book will surely help the farmers and other agencies. We sincerely acknowledge all the Institutes for developing different technologies and popularizing those for the benefit of farmers.