State Profile of Uttaranchal

June 29, 2010Uttaranchalby EconomyWatch

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POPULATION (2001 census) 8489349
MALES 4325924
FEMALES 4163425
SEX RATIO (females/1000 males) 936
DENSITY OF POPULATION (Persons/ Square Km) 133
URBAN POPULATION % 25.59
LITERACY RATE (census 2001) in % 71.6
MALE LITERACY in % 83.3
MALE LITERATE in numbers 3008875
FEMALE LITERACY in % 59.6
FEMALE LITERATE in numbers 2096907

*(2003-04): Advanced Estimates

*(2001-02): Quick Estimate
NSDP: Net State Domestic product
Source: Directorate of Economics & Statistics of respective State Governments (As on March 26, 2004), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Airport : Pantnagar and Dehradun are the domestic airports present in Uttaranchal.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

MOSTLY IN THE STATE THERE ARE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES.FOLLOWING ARE THE MAIN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES.

  • HANDICRAFTS

  • HANDLOOMS

  • WOOL BASED INDUSTRY

  • KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRY

  • WAXED BASED INDUSTRY

 

In additon to the above there are certain sunrise industries too including :

  • BIOTECHNOLOY

  • AGRO BASED AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

  • FLORICULTURE

  • INDUSTRY BASED ON HERBA AND MEDICAL PLANTS

There is also a potential to develop tea industry, forest based industry and information technology and recreation and entertainment industry.