The new South Tripura District with its Head Quarter at Belonia was created on 06-01-2012 with the objective of ensuring better delivery of public services to a population of 4,53,079, a major chunk of whom live in rural areas. The new district has 3 Sub-Divisions, 8 RD Blocks, 3 Nagar Pachayats, 90 GPs and 70 ADC Villages. The total geographical area of the District is 1514.322 Sq. Km. Although the district is situated in the southernmost tip of the State, it has the advantage of being connected with the State Capital through National Highway 44. The project for extension of railway line up to Sabroom Town via Belonia would further improve the transportation and communication link with the rest of the State. While Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary under Rajnagar Block and Pilak under Jolaibari have the potential to become major tourist attractions, Belonia and Sabroom Towns have the potential to become major export-import hub.