view of the constraints posed by lack of connectivity, market, raw materials
and skilled labour and considering the environmental sensitivity, the
State has limited potential for conventional industries. However, the
State has potential for the following industries:
- Development of
village and small-scale industries with traditional crafts like handloom,
handicraft and sericulture, taking
advantage of existing forward and backward linkages. The areas with
traditional skills to be identified and developed.
- Food processing
and beverage industry
- Electronic industry
- Industries with
market potential in the neighbouring countries
- Medium and small-scale
non-polluting industries .
suitable industrial area has already been identified for each type of
industrial category in the Zoning Atlas exercise. Five types of zones
are identified which may be considered for siting different categories
of polluting industries . These zones are scattered in different parts
of the State and divided into five groups as given below:
1) Low Air and Low Water Polluting Industries
area coming under Low Air and Low Water Polluting Industries - Sadar,
Bishalgarh, Khowai & Sonamura Sub-divisions in the
West Tripura District. Sabroom, Belonia, Udaipur, Amarpur Sub-divisions
under South Tripura District. Kamalpur Sub-division under Dhalai District.
Dharmanagar Sub-divisions under North Tripura District and few small areas
scattered through out the State.
Low Air and Medium Water Polluting Industries (AhWm):
zones are falling mostly under Charipara and Pratapgarh near Agartala,some
parts of Jirania, Champaknagar under , Sadar Sub-division; Uttar Padmabil,
Paschim Bellchhara, Paschim Singichhara of Khowai Sub-division, Chhataria,
Tepania of Udaipur Sub-division; Manu under Longtarai Valley Subdivision;
Damchhara under Kanchanpur Sub-division and some parts of Kailashahar.
(Suitable for A3W2 & A3W3 only)
Medium Air and Low Water Polluting Industries (AmWh):
Fatikchhara, Bijoynagar,Kalamchhara, Mohanpur under Sadar Sub- division;
Chamubasti, Banbazar, Asarambari and few scattered places under Khowai
Subdivision and Doulbari under Sabroom Sub- division falls under this
zone. (Suitable for A3W2 & A3W3 only).
Medium Air and Medium Water Polluting Industries (AmWm):
Gournagar, Paharmura and some parts of Padmabil under Khowai Sub-divison
are categorised under this zone. (Suitable for A2W2, A3W2, A2W3 and A3W3
Air and Low Water Polluting Industries (AIWh):
and Narsingarh are under Sadar Sub-division of the West Tripura District
constitute this zone. (Suitable for A 1W3,.A2W3 & A3W3 only)
In view of the limited water pollution receiving potential, drought prone
nature and distance travel by each receiving bodies before crossing international
border, the industries with high water pollution generation potential
IW1 categoriesl should be restricted from siting in the State.
The industries with very low pollution potential may be considered for
siting anywhere in the State. Annexure-III deals with this classification
of industries for locating them in non-industrial
zone. The guidelines for deciding on the site for these industries are
These industries/operation/processes should not discharge
wastewater or emissions or hazardous waste and should not be involved
in handling toxic/hazardous chemicals as scheduled in the EnvironmentallProtection)
Act, 1986. They should not have any operations or processes that can be
or likely to cause pollution.
Industries with number of workers more than five (5) and power load of
more than 1 kw should not be allowed in residential areas. Other industries
(workers: < 5, power: < 1 kw) of household nature may come up in
residential areas but only in the ground floor.
Repair and service centres with work
force of less than twenty 1201 and power load of less than 5kw may be
allowed in the District centres or service centres or flatted industrial
complexes, if proper buffer zones are provided to the residential land
chakki, dal grind and grinders that are needed close to residential
neighbourhoods may be permitted in local shopping areas, but they should
not have more than five 15) workers or 6 kw power.
industry with twenty (20) or more workers should be located only in
the suitable zones for industries identified in the Atlas.
in small scale sector that are dependent on rural areas or are agro/forest
based viz. rice mills, manufacture of lis agricultural implements, chilling
plants and cold storage, saw mills, etc. may be considered in areas
other than the identified industrial zones, even in prime agricultural
lands ('very high' or 'high' agricultural use) based on micro-level