State Snapshots

  • Leading producer and exporter of dry fruits
  • India's largest producer of saffron, one of the most expensive spices globally
  • Leading producer of wool in India.
  • Kashmir Willow bats, used in the game of cricket, are made out of Willow trees found in the UT

Key Industries

  • Horticulture
  • Handicrafts and Handloom
  • Tourism

J&K is home to world's finest Biovoltine silk and Pashmina wool with the Handloom sector employing about 43,000 weavers across the UT. Major handicraft items include Carpets, Paper Mache and Shawls. Handlooms sector has contributed towards J&K’s GDP with exports of $ 28.57 Mn in 2018-19 and the exports of handicraft goods stood at $ 131.09 Mn

Jammu and Kashmir shares its international border with Pakistan. The UT lies in the Greater-Himalayan ranges and is enclosed with mountains and valleys. Chenab, Jhelum and Ravi are the major rivers that flow through it. It is well-connected with an international airport in Srinagar and a domestic airport in Jammu. The UT is home to about 57 industrial estates.