Every development project adds a new dimension to the socio-economic profile of a place, transforming life-styles , developing infrastructure and altering social ethos as a whole .
Nothing illustrates this better than the sprawling Kalapania Eco Park in Sabroom subdivision of Tripura. A swift ride along the extended Agartala-Sabroom national highway (No-44) takes a tourist to Kalacherra in close to three hours and one more KM ahead a leftward turn off the highway delivers the tourist to the lush green landscape of Kalapania dotted with green-capped hillocks and transparent lakes spread over twenty five hectares of land . The Park, developed over a period of seven years since 2000, embodies an interesting history.
At the height of Bangladesh crisis in 1971 Kalapania had played host to thousands of refguees from that country and a crematorium had come up on the land owned by a magnanimous tribal Tripura. The refugees had duly left and obscure Kalapania returned to languish in days of desolation, obscure even to most of the people in Sabroom subdivision.