Agriculture forms a primary sector of the economy of Tripura. More than 75% of the state’s total workforce is dependent on agriculture for their subsistence.
In fact, about 24.3 % of the state’s net area is reserved for agricultural purposes of which, about 2.5 lakh hectares fall under the net cultivated area. Paddy is the principal crop that is reaped in Tripura. Besides paddy, jute, sugarcane, wheat, oil seeds, coconut and turmeric are also grown in plenitude in the northeast Indian state. The state takes elaborate measures to spruce up the agricultural infrastructure. New technologies, fertilizers, improved seeds and protective chemicals have been implemented to keep the state’s agriculture in top shape.