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Dhalai District : Tripura

About District

Dhalai District was created in the year 1995 by bifurcating North Tripura District and including part of Amarpur Sub-Division of the South Tripura District. It was created keeping in view the administrative exigency of providing development & good governance to the largely Tribal & inaccessible areas. The District is named after Dhalai river which originates in the District. Located in the North-eastern part of Tripura, the District covers an area of about 2426 sq km. It is mainly located between two hills namely 'Atharamura range' & 'Sakhan Range'. More than 70% area is hilly and forest covered. Socio-economically it is most backward District of the state. In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dhalai one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is the only District of Tripura which receives grants from the Union Government under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF). Aan overwhelming 76% of the workers are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The Strengths of the District are its huge natural resources, fertile land, conducive climate, adequate and well spread rainfall, high literacy rate & strategic location of the District being well connected by the National Highway, NH 44.


District at a Glance

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