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Himachal Pradesh

About Himachal Pradesh: Tourism, Industries, Economy, Exporters, Climate, Geography

Latest update: November, 2014

Economic Snapshot: GSDP of Himachal Pradesh

At current prices, Himachal Pradesh's gross state domestic product (GSDP) was estimated at US$ 13.7 billion over 2013-14.

Economic Snapshot: GSDP of Himachal Pradesh

Break up of outstanding investments in Himachal Pradesh

Over 2013-14, outstanding investments in Himachal Pradesh totalled US$ 18.7 billion.

Break up of outstanding investments in Himachal Pradesh


  • Capital:Shimla
  • Geographical Area (sq km):55,673
  • State Language:Hindi and Pahari
  • Literacy Rate:82.8 per cent
  • Key Industries:Textiles, pharmaceuticals, food procurement and processing, light engineering, IT and electronics, cement, tourism and hydropower

Last Updated: November, 2014

HIMACHAL PRADESH State Report | March, 2015

Himachal Pradesh is located in the northern region of India. The state is surrounded by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and the south-west, Haryana on the south, Uttar Pradesh on the south-east and China on the east.

Himachal Pradesh is one of the fastest growing states in India. Its per capita gross state domestic product (GSDP) is estimated at US$ 1,945.6 during 2013-14 compared with the national per capita GDP of US$ 1389.61.

With a hydro power potential of 23,000 megawatt (MW) (of which just 8,368 MW has been harnessed), Himachal Pradesh accounts for 25 per cent of the country's total hydro power potential. The state also boasts of a high level of village electrification; about 17,480 of 17,495 villages had been electrified by the end of March 2013. The state has also attracted investments in other sectors including in pharmaceuticals, IT and engineering industries.

The State Government of Himachal Pradesh offers a wide range of policy and fiscal incentives for businesses under the Industrial Policy, 2004. The state has also undertaken other policies such as Tourism Policy 2005 and IT Policy 2001 for upgradation of these sectors in the state.

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