Tripura

Road to progress

Print edition : August 22, 2014

The road to Nalbagla. Before 2008, this road did not exist, and Nalbagla, though a mere 55 km away from the capital, Agartala, remained one of the most inaccessible parts of Tripura.

The State has 30 hostel-cum-schools for Classes 1 to 5 for girls who come from the poorest sections of society living in remote areas. Here, in a hostel in Ashighar village in West District.

The Industrial Training Institute at Khumulung. There was a time when Khumulung practically became an extremists' headquarters. But in the streets where once fear stalked, youngsters now travel to vocational training institutes and schools and colleges.

The Khumpui community hall, which was built in Ashighar in 2006 four years after a child was killed by extremists. It signalled the arrival of development in the region and became a symbol of social resistance against the extremists.

The footbridge at Briddhi Bazaar, the latest hamlet in the hilly Jampuijala block of Sipahijala district.

A health sub-centre In Jampuijala block.

A commemorative sign at Dushmanta Narayan Para marking the massacre of its residents by extremists on January 26, 2003.

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