State Snapshots

  • Largest producer of large cardamom in India
  • Highest per capita income amongst North-Eastern states
  • Home to 315 glacier lakes and world's 3rd highest mountain peak Mt. Kanchenjunga

Key Industries

  • Agro and Food processing
  • Hydropower
  • Tourism
  • Pharmaceuticals

The major crops of the state include rice, maize, tea, soybean, ginger, orange, pears, potato and tomato. It is the top producer and exporter of large cardamoms in the country. Sikkim has also done well on the sanitation front and is World’s first fully organic state.

Sikkim enjoys a strategic locational advantage, sharing its boundary with Bhutan, China and Nepal. Teesta and Rangeet are the two major rivers flowing through the state with nearly a hundred tributaries. The state is home to 315 glacier lakes and world's third highest mountain peak Mount Kanchenjunga that attracts a large number of tourists from across the world.