Tripura is a multi-cultural state located in the north east of India, home to several different ethno-linguistic groups. A few examples of these include the following cultures: the Bengali, Chakma, Garo, Halam, Koloi, Murasing, Noatia, Reang, Oraon, and Uchoi. Tripura is highly valued for its rich cultural heritage where music, dance and various art forms excite the senses, bringing joy to the tribal people of Tripura. Song performances entertain the audiences during marriages, religious events and various festivals, including the agricultural festivals which are considered part of the cultural aspect of the state. Tripura natives have their own unique musical instruments including sarinda, a flute called sumui and chongpreng.
Dancing is very appreciated amongst the tribes, especially the dance performances occurring during the Goria Puja. There is the Hojagiri dance which is really popular, as well as the Bihu dance, performed during the Chaitra Sankranti celebration.
The economy of this state is based mainly on agriculture and allied activities, providing a place to work for more than half of the people living in Tripura. The crop cultivation is used for proving food for the population, rather than importing purposes. Amongst the primary food crop agriculture, the Tripura people favor rice, as well as potatoes, sugarcane, pulses and oilseed. Crops used for import purposes are rubber and tea, the former being produced on a very large scale, transforming Tripura into the Second Rubber Capital of India, declared so by the Rubber Board of India.
The production of hand-woven cotton fabric, wood carvings or items made of bamboo is also amongst the most important productions for the internal economy. Regarding the industrial sector, Tripura is known as having a very poor and underdeveloped industry. Despite of this, the production of timber items is sufficient for high quality timber is extremely abundant in the forests of the state, and includes the following species: sal, teak, garjan and gamar. Aside from this, Tripura has scarce mineral resources, with insignificant deposits of kaolin, limestone, iron ore or coal. In addition to timber, another resource whose overall amount is largely considerable is natural gas.