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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. Handlooms sector has contributed towards J&K’s GDP with exports of $ 28.57 Mn in 2018-19 and the exports of handicraft goods stood at $ 131.09 Mn  

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 57 industrial estates.

Saffron

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

Wool

Leading producer of wool in India.

Bat

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

Horticulture

The total production of fruits in the UT stood at around 2.19 MMT during 2016-17.

The UT 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 UT.

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. The handicraft sector of the State has great contribution towards foreign exchange earnings to the State.

Tourism

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

Jammu is famous for its temples, while the Kashmir Valley is known for its lakes and gardens. For the focused and regulated development of major tourist destinations 17 development authorities were created by Jammu & Kashmir.

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
889

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

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.

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