Uttarakhand is located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The state shares its borders with China (Tibet) in the North and Nepal in the East and interstate boundaries with Himachal Pradesh in the West, Northwest and Uttar Pradesh in the South.
Uttarakhand has abundant natural resources as the state has hills and forests. It has abundant water resources, favouring hydropower generation. The agro-climatic conditions also support horticulture-based industries. The state offers a wide range of benefits in terms of interest incentives, financial assistance, subsidies and concessions. The state is close to the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, a leading market of the country. It also has excellent connectivity with the neighboring states.
The state has well-developed social and industrial infrastructure as well as virtual connectivity. It has good power, airport, rail and road infrastructure. The state has over 36,600 km of road network, two domestic airports, 345 km of rail routes and an installed power capacity of 2,556.5 megawatt (MW). The state has a stable political environment with successive governments that have been committed towards creating a progressive business environment.
At current prices, the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Uttarakhand was about US$ 18.2 billion in 2011-12. Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, the average annual GSDP growth rate was 18.6 per cent.
State Presentation (March 2013)
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