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Third highest hydro-power potential in India

UTTARAKHAND

Largely a hilly topography, Uttarakhand is relatively a new state formed in 2000. The state is rich in water and forest resources, with forest covering 68% of the state’s area. The state currently produces about 2450 MW of hydropower and has a potential to generate 25,000 MW of hydropower.

Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai. It is often referred to as the Devbhumi.

Key upcoming projects

- Integrated industrial estate IT Park, spread across 24 ha. in Dehradun, with intelligent buildings and high-tech habitat centre

- Integrated industrial estate in Pantnagar, spread over more than 1350 ha

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Dehradun is the city identified in Uttarakhand

Highlights

  • 1
    Third largest producer of apples in India
  • 2
    Second largest producer of magnesite in India
  • 3
    Home to India's first agricultural university

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Agro- based Industries

Agro- based Industries

A Mega Food Park has been set up in Haridwar under Mega Food Park scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).  Also, Four Agri Export Zones (AEZs) have been declared under the AEZ scheme of Government of India for litchi, floriculture, herbs and medicinal plants and Basmati rice.

 

IT and ITES

IT and ITES

With the establishment of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) earth station and other planned stations in Dehradun, Uttarakhand offers high-speed connectivity.

 

Pharmaceutical and Aromatic

Pharmaceutical and Aromatic

The state has three major pharmaceutical clusters with over 300 units having the expertise to manufacture an entire spectrum of pharmaceutical products. Aromatic plants like lemongrass, citronella, palmarosa, chamomilla, naramotha and Japanese mint that are used extensively in the cosmetics industry are grown here.

 

Tourism

Tourism

The state government promotes village tourism to support the livelihood of people living in villages and recently organised a 7-day international Yoga festival to promote cultural tourism.