Leading producer and exporter of dry fruits

Horticulture and floriculture are the mainstays of Jammu and Kashmir's economy. The state is also renowned for handloom and handicrafts products.

Jammu and Kashmir, the Northern-most state of India, shares its international border with China, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The state lies in the Greater-Himalayan ranges and is enclosed with mountains and valleys. Chenab, Jhelum and Ravi, all part of the Indus River System, are the major rivers that flow through the state. The state is well-connected with an international airport in Srinagar and two domestic airports in Jammu and Leh.

The state is home to about 53 industrial estates and 32,226 small-scale industrial units with an investment of over $ 793 mn. There are several upcoming ropeways and cable car projects to facilitate better tourist movement.


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 state


The total production of fruits in the state stood at around 2.2 MMT during 2016-17.

The state exported $ 945 mn worth of fresh and dry fruits during the same year. 700,000 families comprising of 3.3 mn people are directly or indirectly engaged in the horticulture industry in the state.

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Handicrafts and Handloom

Jammu and Kashmir is home to over 520 handloom industrial co-operative societies; 38,000 handlooms and 3,018 handicraft societies.

In 2014-15, woollen shawls and silk carpets accounted for about 34% and 32% share respectively in state's total exports.

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Jammu is famous for its temples, while the Kashmir valley is known for its scenic beauty.

The state government has established 20 tourism development authorities at places with good tourism potential and has also extended exemption across the lodging services offered by guest houses, hotels and lodges during 2016-17.

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Over 69% of Jammu and Kashmir's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Jammu and Kashmir, the 19th most populated state in India, is home to 1% of the country's total population. The state's population of 12.5 mn is comparable to the population of Belgium.

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    Industrial Development Scheme for Jammu…

    To promote industrial development in state.

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    J&K (Draft) Eco Tourism Policy 2017

     To provide common platform for promoting ecotourism and to…

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    J&K IDS 2017 General Operational Gui…

    Guidelines for the Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Development…

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    J&K Industrial Policy 2016

    To attract substantial investment in industry.

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    J&K Logistics Policy 2019 - 29 (Draf…

    Provide logistics in a responsive and responsible manner to…

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    J&K Single Window Act

    Single window portals for facilitating investors and aiding…

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    J&K Solar Power Policy 2013

    To promote Jammu and Kashmir for generation of green and cle…

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    J&K Startup Policy 2018

    . Facilitate and nurture the growth of at least 500 new Star…

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    J&K Trade & Export Policy 2018-2…

    To enhance the domestic trade volume by five times from the…

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    The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation A…

    An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the existing Sta…

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir

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  • Opportunity

    $3.89 bn

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$2.1 bn

7500 MW Solar PV Projects in Leh and Kargil districts, J&K

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

$910.68 mn

Hydel Power Project Phase-II [Kirthai]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

$332.76 mn

Z-Morh Tunnel Project [Ganderbal]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

$67.74 mn

FCI Godowns Commercial Space Project [Srinagar]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

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