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100% electricity generated from green energy sources

With five perennial rivers flowing through the state, Himachal Pradesh has the potential to contribute 26% to India's hydropower potential. The State has an estimated hydropower potential of over 27,000 MW.

The Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt has emerged as a key manufacturing hub for various sectors, and the region is known to be Asia's largest bulk drug manufacturing area, thereby generating many business opportunities in Himachal Pradesh. Moreover, the state ranks #3 in NITI Aayog's Export Preparedness Index 2020 under the Himalayan states category.

Located in the western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is known for its scenic beauty. The tourism sector did well in 2019 and witnessed a 4.63% growth in both foreign and domestic tourist arrivals as compared to 2018 where negative growth of 16.08% had been witnessed. 

Hydel Power

Accounts for 26% of total hydel power potential of India


2nd largest producer of apples in India


Among the top 3 states on Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21

Tourism in Himachal Pradesh


Tourism sector contributed over 7% to Himachal Pradesh's GDP during 2019 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


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 27,436 MW; out of which 24,000 MW has been assessed as harnessable. It has a total installed hydropower generation capacity of 2,910 MW.

AYUSH and healthcare in Himachal Pradesh


Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the largest hub for drug manufacturing units in Asia. Over 300 pharmaceutical companies, including Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy’s, Morepen and Torrent Pharmaceuticals have set up operations in the state.

The state is also active in Ayurvedic ways of treatment through its 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

Agro and food processing sector contributes about 12.7% to Himachal Pradesh's GDP and employs about 70% of the workforce.

Major crops grown in the state include rice, wheat, maize, potato, ginger, etc. The state is one of the leading producers of off-season vegetables, apples, and other stone fruits. 


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Female/Male Ratio

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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.

Industrial Land Bank Portal

GIS - based map displaying available infrastructure for setting up business operations in the state.

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