Economy of Tripura
The economy of Tripura is primarily agrarian. The primary sector i.e. Agricultural contributes about 64% of total employment in the state and about 48% of the State Domestic Product (SDP).
A variety of Horticultural/ Plantation Crops are produced in Tripura like Pineapple, Oranges, Cashewnut, Jackfruit, Coconut, Tea, Rubber, Forest , Plantations etc. There is ample scope for increasing the area under such plantations as well as the productivity.
The Industry Sector has also remained to undeveloped so far, despite the vast potential. The secondary sector contributes only about 5% of total employment and about 7% of the total income (SDP) of the state at present.
Tourism has been declared as an Industry in the state since 1987.
Handicraft is emerging as a potential industry in Tripura. The Handloom Industry also plays an important role in rural Industry of Tripura.