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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 prominent locations for handloom and handicrafts products.

J&K is home to the world's finest Bivoltine silk and Pashmina wool with the Handloom sector employing about 50,000 weavers across the UT. Major handicraft items include Carpets, Paper Mache, and Shawls. 

Jammu & Kashmir is India's largest apple grower, with 1.70 Mn Tonnes produced in FY 2022-23, accounting for 75 % of overall output.

Jammu and Kashmir shares its international border with Pakistan. The UT lies in the Greater Himalayan ranges and is enclosed by 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 67 industrial estates.


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


2nd largest 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


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 50,000 weavers and 3.5 lakh artisans.

Tourism & Hospitality (686)

Tourism & Hospitality

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. 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.


Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio


The working population ratio of Jammu and Kashmir's is about 64.3%

The population of the UT as per Census 2011 is 12.5 Mn with literacy rate of 67.16%. 

Industrial Land Bank Portal

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


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