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The country’s first fully organic state.

SIKKIM

Sikkim is home to the highest peak in India and third highest in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga. The state has an agrarian economy based on terrace farming of rice and cultivation of crops such as maize, millet, wheat, barley, oranges, tea and cardamom. Sikkim is the largest producer of cardamom in the country.

 

Key upcoming projects

- IT Park at Pakyong

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Namchi and Gangtok are the cities identified in Sikkim

Highlights

  • 1
    Largest producer of large cardamom in India
  • 2
    Highest growth in NSDP (17%) during 2001-2012 in India
  • 3
    Highest per capita income among north-eastern states in India

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Tourism

Tourism

The Central Government in 2016 approved Swadesh Darshan projects under which Sikkim was allotted USD 14.6 million for tourism development. With this, the state expects to see a growth in the number of tourists.

 

Agriculture and food processing

Agriculture and food processing

 

 Sikkim is India’s first fully organic state. The majority of the population depends on agriculture as their primary source of income.  

 

Floriculture

Floriculture

 

 Notable for its rich biodiversity, the state has about 527 orchid species, 4458 flowering plants, over 100 primulas and rhododendrons and 40% of India’s pteridophytes.

 

Hydropower

Hydropower

 

 Sikkim has the highest hydropower generation capacity in the northeast.