The malaria epidemic that so far claimed nearly hundred lives in Tripura has been worst in past three decades.

Two-month long malaria epidemic in Tripura’s rural districts is now under control. However, hundreds of people are still being detected with the disease.

Most fatalities are children below 10 years, hundreds admitted to hospitals

The Tripura government will be preparing a master plan to provide drinking water to all localities of the State.

The Tripura government, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and a private company signed a tripartite agreement on Tuesday to establish a huge urea fertilizer plant in the State. The State government would have a 10 per cent stake in the Rs. 5,000 crore project which will come up in the Kumarghat area of north Tripura by 2016.

Sudhir Vasudeva, CMD, ONGC, Vice President of the Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (CFCL) M.S. Rathore and Secretary of Tripura government Samarjit Bhowmik signed the agreement.