Tripura Flora


The most important fact about Tripura flora is its great variety. The weather typical to this state of India is hot and humid. Such weather conditions along with sufficient amount of rainfall in the monsoon months that span between April and September allow the growth of different kinds of evergreen flora at Tripura.

Quite a few rivers flow through the state of Tripura like Khowai, Gomati, Haora and Manu. These rivers have given sufficient amount of alluvial soil to this state. As a result, a variety of crops are cultivated in Tripura.

The area of the agricultural land in the state is 24.3% of the total land area of the state. One of the main agricultural products of Tripura is tea. The plantations of tea cover a total area of 5.527 lakh hectares.

Some of the most important crops that are associated with this north-eastern state of India are paddy, pulses, oilseeds, jute ansd different kinds of fruit and vegetables.

The forest land of Tripura is an important part of the flora of Tripura. It covers as much as 54.5% of the total area of the state. The forests of this region are of mixed varieties. The timber obtained from Tripura is not very good-quality timber. A major part of the forest region of Tripura is taken up by bamboo groove, though, recently, Garjan and Sal trees have started taking the place of the bamboo plantations.

There are four wildlife sanctuaries, which house a variety of flora in Tripura. The names of these sanctuaries are Trishna Sanctuary, Sepahijala Sanctuary, Rowa Sanctuary and Gumti Sanctuary. Particularly, the Sepahijala Sanctuary houses as many as 456 different species of plants.

Last Updated on 03/13/2013