Jammu and Kashmir is the northern-most state of India covering an area of 222,236 sq km. The state consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. It is the sixth largest state in terms of area and 17thin terms of population; it has 22 administrative districts.
Srinagar, the largest city in the state, is the summer capital, while Jammu is its winter capital. The Kashmir valley is known as ‘Paradise on Earth’ because of its beautiful mountains and lakes.
At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Jammu & Kashmir was about US$ 7.9 billion in 2007-08. The average annual GSDP growth rate from 1999-2000 to 2007-08 was about 11.3 per cent. The Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) of Jammu and Kashmir was about US$ 6.7 billion in 2007-08. •The average annual NSDP growth rate from 1999-2000 to 2007-08 was about 11.1 per cent.
At current prices, the tertiary sector contributed 56.9 per cent to the state’s GSDP in 2007-08. It was followed by the primary sector at 34.6 per cent. The secondary sector’s share in GSDP was 8.4 per cent in 2007-08 vis-à-vis 5.7 per cent in 1999-2000, the growth has been driven by manufacturing. The secondary sector had the highest growth of 13.9 per cent between 1999-2000 and 2007-08. Mining and quarrying registered an average growth rate of 10 per cent between 1999-2000 and 2007-08.State Presentation (April 2010)
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