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 over 29,400 small-scale enterprises with an investment of over $568 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 2.6 MMT during 2015-16.

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.

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects:

  • Khanmoh Industrial Estate in Srinagar
  • Doabgah Food Park in Baramulla
  • Open

    J&K Industrial Policy 2016

    To attract substantial investment in industry.

  • Open

    J&K Solar Power Policy 2013

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

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Projects


  • Opportunity

    $1.1 bn

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  • District


  • Private Projects


  • Govt. Projects



$1 bn

Hydel Power Project Phase-II [Kirthai]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

$50.6 mn

Road Upgradation Project [Ganesh Vihar-Hanuman Chowk]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

$12.4 mn

Mega Food Park Project [Lassipora]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

$7.1 mn

Office Building Project [Jammu]

State (s) Jammu and Kashmir

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