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Agriculture | Industry and Minerals | Irrigation and Energy

 

Agriculture

About 90 per cent of the population of Uttaranchal depends on agriculture. The net cultivated area in the State is 12,61,915 hectares

Industry and Minerals

The State is rich in mineral depositys like limestone, rock phosphate, dolomite, magnesite, copper greyphyte, soap stone, gypsum, etc. The number of small scale industries is 41, 216 with an investment of Rs. 305.58 crore providing employment to 1,53, 229 persons. One hundred and ninenty one heavy industries with an investment of Rs.2,694.66 crore employ 50,802 persons. Most of the industries are forest-based.

Irrigation and Energy

Agricultural land uner irrigation is 5,19,806 hectares (year 1994-95) which is 56 per cent of the total agricultural land. The State has excellent potential for hydropower generation. There are a number of hydro-electric projects on the rivers Yamuna, Bhagirathi, Ganga, Ramganga and Sharda, generating electricity. Out of 15,669 villages, 12,315 villages have been electrified.

 

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