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Largest producer of apples, walnuts and cherry in India.

Renowned for its strong horticulture and vibrant floriculture sectors, Jammu and Kashmir is also one of the promin`ent locations for handloom and handicrafts products.

J&K is home to world's finest Biovoltine silk and Pashmina wool with the Handloom sector employing about 43,000 weavers across the UT. Major handicraft items include Carpets, Paper Mache and Shawls. 

While Jammu and Kashmir offer boundless investment opportunities across sectors, in FY21-22 the drug formulation and biological products has accounted for 24% of the total exports of INR 390 Crores of the UT. Also, Jammu & Kashmir is India's largest apple grower, with 1.72 Mn Tonnes produced in FY22, accounting for 70.54 % of overall output.

Jammu and Kashmir shares its international border with Pakistan. The UT lies in the Greater-Himalayan ranges and is enclosed with mountains and valleys. Chenab, Jhelum and Ravi are the major rivers that flow through it. It is well-connected with an international airport in Srinagar and a domestic airport in Jammu. The UT is home to about 65 industrial estates.


India's largest producer of saffron, one of the most expensive spices globally


Leading producer of wool in India.


Kashmir Willow bats, used in the game of cricket, are made out of Willow trees found in the UT

Horticulture in J&K


The total production of fruits in the UT stood at around 2.5 MMT during 2019-20

Jammu & Kashmir is the first in terms of production of apples, walnuts and almonds. 700,000 families comprising of 3.3 mn people are directly or indirectly engaged in the horticulture industry in the UT.

Handloom in J&K

Handicrafts and Handloom

There are about 355 handloom units in Jammu and 243 units in Kashmir valley

To impart training in readymade garments, Pashmina weaving and spinning, Handloom and Kani Shawls weaving, 89 training centres are being run in the state. Jammu & Kashmir is one of the biggest exporter of world class unique shawls and carpets with 40,000 weavers and 3.5 lakh artisans.

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The natural scenic locations make Jammu and Kashmir one of the most attractive and favoured destination for tourists across the world.

Jammu is renowned for its monuments, whereas Kashmir Valley is renowned for its beautiful landscapes. In 2020, the UT welcomed a record-breaking total of 25.24 million tourists. Chashma Shahi Springs, Shalimar Bagh, and Dal Lake in Srinagar; Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg in the Kashmir Valley; the Vaishno Devi shrine, and Patnitop near Jammu are just a few of the major tourist sites in the region.


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Over 70% of Jammu and Kashmir's population is in the working-age group of 15-59 years.

Jammu & Kashmir is home to 1% of the country's total population. The population of 12.5 mn is comparable to the population of Belgium.

Industrial Land Bank Portal

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

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  • Industries in Jammu & Kashmir


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