The Annual Plan for the year 2013-14 for Tripura was finalised on 29 May 2013 between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar. The size of the plan was agreed upon at 2500 crore Rupees.
In the development strategy, the focus has remained on agriculture. Also, with this, the aim would be early completion of central infrastructure projects being implemented in Tripura.
Economic Performance of Tripura
• The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) at the constant (2004-05) prices of Tripura increased by 90.84 percent from 2004-05 to 2012-13.
• The national GDP increased by 85.21 percent for this period only.
• From 2004-05 to 2012-13, the per capita NSDP at constant (2004-05) prices of Tripura increased by 74.14 percent, higher than the increase in national per capita NNI of 62.13 percent.
Planning Commission Suggestions to Tripura Government
• The Tripura Government was advised to adopt investment friendly policies which were aimed at encouraging private participation in both physical and social infrastructure development.
• Need to focus on health and education was also emphasised.
• Tripura was also advised to strengthen the service delivery system with more accountability and transparency with minimal procedures by making use of information technology.
• Promotion of Dairy production systems was also advised to Tripura Government.
• Women empowerment should also be focused upon and for that, in order to look after the welfare of SC/ST and women, a committee was constituted in each Gram Panchayat which started functioning to impart necessary training to both the officials as well as elected representatives.
Improvements of the State
• According to the 2011 census, Tripura has male and female literacy at 92.18 percent and 83.15 percent respectively against 82.14 percent and 65.46 percent at the national level respectively.
• The overall literacy is 87.75 percent which is higher than the national literacy rate of 74.04 percent.
• Tripura is among those states where Restructured ICDS is rolled out. While initiating the strengthened and re-structured ICDS, the focus would be on promotion of joyful learning approach for children 3-6 years of age.