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Power Surplus State, 100% from green energy source

With five perennial rivers flowing through the state, Himachal Pradesh is the leader in hydropower generation in India, contributing nearly one-fourth of total hydro generation in the country. Himachal Pradesh has the potential to contribute 26% to India's hydropower potential with an estimated hydropower potential of ~25,000 MW

The Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt has emerged as a key manufacturing hub for various sectors, and the region is recognized as the rising “Manchester of Pharma in India”, thereby generating many business opportunities in Himachal Pradesh.

The state ranks #3 in NITI Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020 under the Himalayan states category & #7 in Ease of Doing Business.

Himachal Pradesh, known for its pristine beauty, is one of the most visited states in North India. The tourism sector did well in 2019 and witnessed a 4.63% growth in both foreign and domestic tourist arrivals.

Hydel Power

Net exporter of power accounts for 26% of the total hydro power potential of India

Apple

Fruit Bowl of India, 2nd largest producer of Apple along with stone fruits such as Plum, Peach and Citrus

SDG

Ranks 2nd in the country on Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21

Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

Tourism

One of the most visited North Indian State by international & domestic tourists & recognized as Asia’s #1 paragliding site, Tourism contributes 7% to Himachal Pradesh’s GDP and the state aims to increase the share to 8.5 % by the end of 2022

The state is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill stations. 

The state attracted about 17.2 mn tourists in 2019.

Renewable Energy in Himachal Pradesh

Power

With five perennial rivers flowing through the state, Himachal Pradesh has the potential to contribute 26% of the total hydropower potential of India

The State has an estimated hydro potential of 27,587 MW; out of which 10,948 MW has been assessed as harnessable.

It has a total installed hydropower generation capacity of 2,910 MW

AYUSH and healthcare in Himachal Pradesh

Pharmaceuticals

Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the largest hub for drug manufacturing units in Asia, meeting 35% of the demand of Pharma formulation in Asia. The state has a widespread presence of over 300 pharmaceutical companies, including Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy’s, Morepen and Torrent Pharmaceuticals and 700+ Pharma Formulation Manufacturing Units.

In FY22 (till February 2022), exports of drug formulations and biologicals from the state stood at US$ 975.08 mn.

65+% of the geographical area is covered with forests & having a high diversity of medical and aromatic plants is also positioning Himachal Pradesh as an ideal paradise of Aromatherapy. The state is also active in Ayurvedic treatments through 2 regional ayurvedic hospitals, 34 district ayurvedic hospitals, 1,039 ayurvedic health care centres, 143 AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres and 3 Unani Health Centres

Agriculture in Himachal Pradesh

Agro and Food Processing

Ranks 2nd in production of Apples & Almonds in the country

With four favourable agro-climatic zones, Himachal Pradesh is one of the largest producers of off-season vegetables viz. capsicum, tomato, peas, cabbage, cucumber, and exotic fruits viz. Persimmon & Kiwi.

The State has availability of 1 dedicated Mega Food Park, 18 Chain projects, 29 Food Processing units having capacity of 86,150 MT/KL, testing laboratory, and land bank for industry, standing as a testament to the presence of world’s leading food processing players in the State, including Britannia, TATA, Cremica, ITC, Pepsico, and Nestle.

Medical Devices

Medical Devices

The first Medical Devices Park in northern India spread over 265 acres has been approved by the Government of India in Nalagarh, Solan

Himachal Pradesh is ranked #1 among ‘North-Eastern/Hill States’ in India Innovation Index 2020 & is recognized as the best performing State in Bio-Medical Waste Management by CPCB (2020)

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Urbanisation Rate

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Female/Male Ratio

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Demographics

About 66% of Himachal Pradesh's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years. 

Himachal Pradesh stands at the 20th position in terms of population amongst all states in India. The state's population of  6.9 mn is equivalent to the population of Bulgaria.

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