Regional Planning Maps

In 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
  • Eco-tourism
  • Industries with market potential in the neighbouring countries
  • Medium and small-scale non-polluting industries .

Proposed Industrial Development

The 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 (AhWh):

The 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.

2) Low Air and Medium Water Polluting Industries (AhWm):

These 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)

3) Medium Air and Low Water Polluting Industries (AmWh):

Lakshmilunga, 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).

4) Medium Air and Medium Water Polluting Industries (AmWm):

Khowai, Gournagar, Paharmura and some parts of Padmabil under Khowai Sub-divison are categorised under this zone. (Suitable for A2W2, A3W2, A2W3 and A3W3 only)

5)All Air and Low Water Polluting Industries (AIWh):

Bamutia 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-indu
strial zone. The guidelines for deciding on the site for these industries are given below.

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 use.
  • Atta 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.
  • Any industry with twenty (20) or more workers should be located only in the suitable zones for industries identified in the Atlas.
  • Industries 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 studies.