About Uttrakhand State: Tourism, Industries, Agriculture & Geography Information

Latest update: February, 2016

Economic Snapshot: GSDP of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's gross state domestic product (GSDP) was at US$ 23.01 billion over 2014-15.

Economic Snapshot: GSDP of Uttarakhand

Economic Snapshot: NSDP of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's net state domestic product (NSDP) was at US$ 20.03 billion over 2014-15.

Break up of outstanding investments in Uttarakhand

 

Factfile

  • Capital:Dehradun
  • Geographical Area (sq km):53,483
  • State Language:Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni and English
  • Literacy Rate:78.8 per cent
  • Key Industries:agro-based and food processing, information and communications technology, floriculture, horticulture, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, hydropower and tourism

Last Updated: February, 2016

UTTARAKHAND State Report | November, 2015

Uttarakhand is located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The state shares borders with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east and inter-state boundaries with Himachal Pradesh in the west and northwest and Uttar Pradesh in the south.

It has almost all agro-geo climatic zones, which provide commercial opportunities for floriculture and horticulture. The state is home to more than 175 species of rare medicinal, aromatic & herbal plants.

The state has close proximity to the national capital Delhi, a leading market of the country and excellent connectivity with neighbouring states. Uttarakhand has abundant natural resources due to hills and forests. Its agro-climatic conditions support horticulture-based industries. The vast water resources available in the state are also favourable for hydropower.

The presence of several hill stations, wildlife parks, pilgrimage places and trekking routes make Uttarakhand an attractive tourist destination. Flow of tourist arrivals in the state increased from 20.03 million in 2013-14 to 22.09 million in 2014-15.

Uttarakhand is one of the fastest growing states in India, thanks to the massive growth in capital investments arising from conducive industrial policy and generous tax benefits. The gross state domestic product (GSDP) has increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.32 per cent during 2004-05 to 2014-15. At current prices, the GSDP of Uttarakhand was about US$ 23.01 billion in 2014-15.

The state offers a wide range of benefits in terms of interest incentives, financial assistance, subsidies and concessions. Uttarakhand has a robust social and industrial infrastructure, virtual connectivity, over 38,680 km of road network, two domestic airports, 345 km of rail routes and an installed power generation capacity of 3,177.28 megawatt (MW).

Factfile

  • Capital:Dehradun
  • Geographical Area (sq km):53,483
  • State Language:Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni and English
  • Literacy Rate:78.8 per cent
  • Key Industries:agro-based and food processing, information and communications technology, floriculture, horticulture, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, hydropower and tourism
Uttrakhand Map

Uttrakhand

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