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Uttarakhand is the most visited tourist destination amongst all hill stations in India. The state attracted close to 34.36 million domestic tourists and 0.13 million foreign tourists in 2017. 

Uttarakhand located at the foothills of the majestic Himalayan mountain ranges is known for its pristine beauty and breath-taking locales. While the State has always been acknowledged as a Tourism hub due to its snow covered peaks, Gushing rivers, Verdant valleys, Untouched forests & the presence of major religious destinations, the young State has also emerged as one of the major investment destinations for manufacturing in the country particularly in Automobiles, Pharmaceuticals & Food Processing due to its business friendly environment, conducive investment policies and simplified regulations. 
The State has witnessed a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.34 % (between FY 2011-12 and 2018-19) mainly due to the growth of the manufacturing sector which now contributes to more than 33 % of the State GSDP.

The State offers an unbeatable combination of Single Point Clearances, Competitive Land prices in World Class Industrial Estates, Cheap Power, Clean Water, Highly skilled manpower, Good law & order, Proximity to National Capital Region with its huge consumer base as well as dedicated Relationship managers for Investors to guide them through their investment life cycle. Its world-renowned education system, Wild-life sanctuaries, peaceful & friendly people provide an unmatched quality of life to its residents.

A majorly organic State, the 4 Agro-climatic conditions allow the production of off-season vegetables and the State has the highest production of Pear, Peach, Plum, & Apricot in the country. 
The State is rich in Limestone and has a huge potential for value added Industries.

Uttarakhand is being developed as an ‘Energy State’ to tap the hydropower electric potential of over 25,000 MW, 76.85 percent of the capacity owned by the State utilities, with an installed capacity of 1876.89 MW as of 29th Feb 2020. The State is striving to achieve its ambitious target of meeting 50% of its energy demand from renewable energy by 2023. 

The state also offers tremendous opportunities in Wellness & Tourism sector. In 2020, total tourist arrival in the State was over 39 million. Wellness is imbibed in Uttarakhand’s culture and it has the potential to emerge as the world’s “Wellness Destination”.

Uttarakhand has been consistently ranked amongst the top states in India by DPIIT in its assessment for ease of doing business. The State’s Investment promotion Agency (IPA) is adjudged as the “Top Performer” by Invest India, DPIIT, in the rankings for Investment promotion Agencies across 20 States in the Country. Moreover, Uttarakhand ranks #1 in Export Preparedness Index 2020 under Himalayan states category. 

World Class Industrial Areas are developed by State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd (SIIDCUL).

Magnesite

2nd largest producer of magnesite mineral in India

Apple

Leading producers of Pear, Peach, Plum & Apricot

University

Home to India's 1st agricultural university, GB Pant Agricultural University

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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 were worth INR 126.68 cr in 2017-18.

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.

Tourism in Uttarakhand

Tourism

More than 1.5 mn international tourists visited Uttarakhand during 2018.

Uttarakhand Tourism Policy was launched in 2018, 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 the livelihood of people living in villages and organised a 7-day international Yoga festival to promote cultural tourism.

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Urbanisation Rate

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Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

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. 

The state ranks 3rd in literacy rate by NSO data.

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