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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Located in the western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is known for its beautiful hill stations. Famous for its natural environment, the state attracted tourists 3 times the size of its population in 2015-16. With five perennial rivers flowing through the state, Himachal Pradesh has the potential to contribute 26% of the total hydropower requirement of India. Agriculture is the main source of income and employment in Himachal with about 90% population dependent on it for their livelihood. Himachal is the second largest producer of apples in the country and is home to Asia’s largest pharmaceutical hub.

 

Key upcoming projects

- Bulk Drug Pharma Park and Bio-Technology Park at Nalagarh (Solan district)

- Mega Food Park and Mega Textile Park in Una

- Industrial areas at Kandrori (Kangra district) and Pandoga (Una district)

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Dharamshala and Shimla are the cities identified in Himachal Pradesh

Highlights

  • 1
    26% of total hydel power potential of India
  • 2
    Second highest producer of apples in India
  • 3
    Highest growth in number of technical institutions in last 6 years

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Tourism

Tourism

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-stations. In 2015-16, the state witnessed tourists three times the size of its population.

 

Agro and Food Processing

Agro and Food Processing

The agro and food processing sector contributes about 10% to the state GDP. Major crops grown in Himachal Pradesh include rice, maize, potato, ginger, etc. The state is one of the leading producers of off-season vegetable.

 

Power

Power

With five perennial rivers flowing through the state, Himachal Pradesh has the potential to contribute 26% of the total hydropower requirement of India. The state has a total installed hydropower generation capacity of 3,495 MW.

 

Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

Himachal is home to Asia’s largest pharmaceutical hub. Over 300 pharmaceutical companies, including Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s, Morepen and Torrent Pharmaceuticals have set up operations in the state.