Forest Divisions

Division

Total Area (In Hectare)

Dhalai

192728.50

North Tripura

185459.40

South Tripura

200539.30

West Tripura

115540.90

(Data upto 2000) Area in sq.km

 

Name of Forest Divn.

 

Geographical Area

 

Reserve Forest Area

Proposed reserve forest area

Unclassified Govt. forest

 

Total forest area

Kailasahar

851.68

153.68

68.51

78.20

300.39

Kanchanpur

1162.30

467.86

6.25

415.63

889.74

Manu

932.55

662.05

--

129.27

791.32

Ambassa

1353.55

477.09

44.41

591.01

1112.51

Teliamura

1561.80

568.02

28.95

311.94

908.91

Sadar

1447.62

136.82

77.36

45.56

259.74

Udaipur

991.96

336.85

44.13

173.50

554.47

Bagafa

1348.95

349.01

211.64

214.96

775.60

Gumti

841.28

436.80

27.78

235.41

699.99

 

Mineral Resource

      Oil and natural gas are the most important mineral resources in Tripura. Other minerals of significance are glass sand, plastic clay, shale and sand for building/construction. ONGC carried out seismic geophysical surveys and 15590 meter drilling (Including Mizoram) for petroleum and natural gas exploration in the state.

The value of mineral production in 1994-95 at Rs. 11 crore decreased by 5% compared to the previous year. Natural gas was the only major mineral produced in the state, the output of which decreased by 5%. The value of minor minerals was estimated at Rs. 5 lakhs in 1994-95, which was the same as in the previous year.

1. Fire clay

Colour: White and grey white 

Mineral available at: Agartala , Amtali, Mohanpur, Latiacherra, Rajnagar, Bishramganj

Total reserve available in 000' tonnes
 

Proved

N.A.

Probable

1

possible

295

Chemical composition: High-grade (non plastic) fireclay containing more than 37% Alumina

2. Quartz and Silica sand

Colour of the mineral: Quartz is transparent to milky white.

Mineral available at: Tripura (Particular location is not available)

Total reserve available in 000' tonnes:
 

Proved

11

Probable

115

Possible

74

Water resource

Ground Water Resource and Utilisable Potential

District

Ground water resource (MCM)

Dynamic

Utilisable Ground Water Resource for Irrigation (MCM)

Utilisable Ground Water Resource for drinking & allied (MCM)

Gross Draft (MCM)

Balance Available (MCM)

State of Ground Water Dev.(%)

1

3

4

5

6

7 =(4-6)

8=[ (6/4) X 100]

North Tripura

189.50

161.00

28.50

36.14

124.86

22.45

South Tripura

214.50

182.30

32.20

66.17

116.13

36.29

West Tripura

259.50

220.60

38.90

142.74

77.86

64.70

MCM: Million cubic metre