Home to Char Dham, the four very sacred and revered Hindu temples

Uttarakhand is the most visited tourist destination amongst all hill stations in India. The state attracted close to 31 mn tourists in 2016. 

Uttarakhand was formed in November 2000 as the 27th state of India, when it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh. It is largely a hilly state, located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The state shares its international borders with China in the north and Nepal in the east. 

Uttarakhand is richly endowed with water and forest resources. About 68% of the state’s geographical area is covered with forests. The state has close to 4,000 species of flowering plants that have medicinal, economical, artistic and aromatic significance. The state is also home to Char-dhams, the four very sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Uttarakhand is well-connected with major cities of the country with two domestic airports at Dehradun and Pant Nagar. It has a total installed power capacity of 3,400 MW of which nearly 74% is produced by renewable energy sources. The state currently produces about 3,750 MW hydropower, while it has the potential to generate over 18,000 MW. Uttarakhand’s nearly 272 large and 49,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) provides direct employment to over 350,000 people. 


2nd largest producer of magnesite mineral in India


Leading producer of apples and walnuts in India


Home to India's 1st agricultural university

Agro-based Industries

Four Agri Export Zones (AEZs) have been declared under the AEZ scheme of Government of India in Uttarakhand for litchi, floriculture, herbs and medicinal plants and Basmati rice.

A Mega Food Park has been set up in Haridwar under Mega Food Park scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and another one is coming up in Udham Singh Nagar district.

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IT and ITeS

The exports of IT products from Uttarakhand grew at a CAGR of 7.4% during 2009-15 to reach $ 350 mn in 2015.

With the establishment of the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) earth station and other planned stations in Dehradun, Uttarakhand offers high-speed connectivity.

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Pharmaceuticals and Aromatic Plants

Uttarakhand has three major pharmaceutical clusters with over 300 units having expertise to manufacture an entire spectrum of pharmaceutical products.

Aromatic plants grown in the state such as lemongrass, citronella, palmarosa, chamomilla, naramotha, Japanese mint and khuas are used extensively in the cosmetics industry.

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More than 1 mn international tourists visited Uttarakhand during 2015-16.

Uttarakhand Tourism Policy was launched in 2016, with an aim to develop the state’s image as a safe, secure and friendly destination for tourists. The state government promotes village tourism to support livelihood of people living in villages and recently organised a 7-day international Yoga festival to promote cultural tourism.

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Over 61% of Uttarakhand's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Uttarakhand ranks 20th in terms of population amongst all Indian states and is home to about 1% of the country's total population. The state's population of 10.1 mn is equivalent to the population of Portugal. 

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    Uttarakhand Aroma Park Policy 2018

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    Uttarakhand AYUSH Policy 2018

    To position Uttarakhand as preferred AYUSH wellness destinat…

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    Uttarakhand Biotechnology Policy 2018 -…

    To develop infrastructure, ease the clearance processes, and…

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    Uttarakhand IT Policy 2018

    To promote investments, establish world class infrastructure…

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    Uttarakhand Mega Industrial & Invest…

    Aims at promoting investment in large and mega industrial pr…

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    Uttarakhand Mega Textile Park Policy 201…

    Aims at promoting textile sector and establishing mega texti…

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    Uttarakhand MSME Policy 2015

    Aims at promoting investment in the MSME sector through inve…

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    Uttarakhand Power Generation from Pine T…

    To promote generation of renewable power using Pine leaves a…

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    Uttarakhand Right of Way 2018 (Telecom S…

    Guidelines and sanctions for laying of optical fibre cables…

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    Uttarakhand Solar Energy Policy 2013

    To promote usage of solar energy as a power source, and set…

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    Uttarakhand Startup Policy, 2018

    To facilitate and nurture growth of new startups and create…

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    Uttarakhand Tourism Policy 2018

    To promote Uttarakhand as a medical tourism destination

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Uttarakhand

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    $211.66 mn

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$40.22 mn

Dehradun Mussoorie Ropeway Project

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$33.01 mn

Road Upgradation Project [Rishikesh-Dharasu]

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$28.23 mn

Hydel Power Project [Muwani]

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$18.14 mn

Water Supply Project [Dehra Dun]

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Updates from Uttarakhand

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