Tripura becomes the first state in India to have the first modified bio-village.

India's First Bio-Village: Tripura has become the first state in India to have the first modified bio-village.

Key Highlights:

  • The bio-villages have been setup in Tripura by the Directorate of Bio-Technology under the Science and Technology department.
  • Daspara is one of the five successful bio-village 2.0 conceptualized in Tripura.
  • The concept has been designed to help mitigate the climate change effects.

About Daspara Bio-Village:

  • The Daspara Bio-Village has been developed as a hamlet consisting of 64 families solely dependent on agriculture and fishery.
  • This village of Tripura is transformed into a nature-based lifestyle and livelihood and reduced the use of chemical fertilizers.
  • The concept of Bio Village 2.0 developed by the state government has been recognized as one of the best practices to attain sustainable development goals.

About India’s first Bio-Villages:

  • Tripura Government has aimed to set up a total of 100 bio villages in the state.
  • Of these, 10 bio-villages have already been completed, of which one has been established at Daspara in Charilam constituency of Sepahijala district.

Objectives of bio village project:

  • The main objectives of the bio village project are as follows:
  • To ensure holistic socio-economic development of rural communities
  • To mitigate the impact of climate change and its ill effects.
  • To spur economic growth and development with the benefit of Rs 5000/- per month.
  • To incorporate renewable energy sources within the village.
  • To encourage usage of solar-powered agricultural equipment, energy-saving electrical devices, biogas and biofertilizers.
  • To promote green technology like solar water pumps, biomass cook stoves, and biogas plants for sustainable production of agricultural and allied sector-related products.
  • To provide sustainable livelihood and food security
  • To demonstrate successful use of compatible sustainable technologies
  • To enhance the use of biotechnological interventions such as biofertilizers, biopesticides and mushroom spawn cultivation

About Tripura:

  • Tripura is a is a hilly state in India.
  • It is located in the northeastern part of the subcontinent.
  • It is bordered to the north, west, and south by Bangladesh, to the east by the state of Mizoram, and to the northeast by the state of Assam.
  • The independent Tripuri Kingdom (also known as Hill Tippera) joined the newly independent India in 1949.
  • The capital is Agartala.
  • The current Governor and Chief Minister of Tripura are Satyadeo Narain Arya and Manik Saha respectively.

Historical fact: The Sanskrit name of the state is linked to the Hindu goddess of beauty Tripura Sundari, the presiding deity of the Tripura Sundari Temple at Udaipur, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas (pilgrimage centres of Shaktism) and to the legendary tyrant king Tripur, who reigned in the region.

Tripur was the 39th descendant of Druhyu, who belonged to the lineage of Yayati, a king of the Lunar Dynasty