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High hydropower generation capacity, with an estimated potential of 8000 MW.

Sikkim exhibits diverse climatic conditions from tropical moist to temperate and alpine zones. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants of the state.

The major crops of the state include rice, maize, tea, soybean, ginger, orange, pears, potato and tomato. The state is richly endowed with rare and exotic flora and fauna, which includes 5,000 species of flowering plants, 515 rare orchids, 60 primula species & 36 rhododendron species.  Sikkim is also environmentally responsible state taking major steps to help it develop into a tourism haven.

Sikkim enjoys a strategic locational advantage, sharing its boundary with Bhutan, China and Nepal. Teesta and Rangeet are the two major rivers flowing through the state with nearly a hundred tributaries. The potential entrepreneurs can explore many profitable business opportunities in Sikkim as the state has one of India's largest concentrations of healthcare and pharma manufacturing companies in a state.

large cardamom

Largest producer of large cardamom in India

Per Capita

Highest per capita income amongst North-Eastern states

Mountain

Home to 315 glacier lakes and world's 3rd highest mountain peak Mt. Kanchenjunga

Agro and Food Processing

Agro and Food Processing

Sikkim is certified as the first fully organic state in India by the Central Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

More than 74% of the state's rural population depends on agriculture and allied sectors for their livelihoods.

Renewable Energy

Hydropower

Sikkim’s hydropower potential is estimated to be around 8,000 MW

Independent power producers have approved 29 hydroelectric power plants for development in the state. These projects are at various stages of construction and would have an installed capacity of around 5,350 MW when completed. 

Tourism

Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has awarded the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok, with the title of 'Safest Tourist Destination' in the country

The state witnessed arrival of 16 Lakh domestic tourists and 68,600 foreign tourists in 2022 as per the Tourism Statistics 2023.

Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. Almost 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park. The 135 feet tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava is situated at Samdruptse, South Sikkim.

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Investor-friendly policies with ease of doing business, attractive tax incentives and low cost of manufacturing and labour have made Sikkim favoured destination for pharmaceutical companies

Sikkim, bestowed with abundant natural resources, is now home to more than 15 major pharma companies. These include units by Cipla, Sun Pharma, Zydus Cadila, Alkem Lab, Intas Pharma, Torrent Pharmaceuticals , Unichem, etc.

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Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
889

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 50.46% of Sikkim's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years

The state's population of 610,577 is equivalent to the population of Macau. Female work participation rate in Sikkim is as high as 58.5% as compared to national average of 28.7%. 

Industrial Land Bank Portal

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

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