It is also labour intensive cottage industry having considerable potential for generation of
employment opportunities. To give boost to this industry the state government is laying focus on
product design and diversification, providing credit facilities, enhancing weavers’ productivity
through upgradation of skills and use of efficient looms, market access to handloom products.
Jammu and Kashmir is an important tourist destination and has been a place of attraction for
tourists since centuries. The lush green forests, sweet springs, perennial rivers, picturesque alpine
scenery and pleasant climate of Kashmir valley—the paradise on earth—has remained an
internationally acclaimed tourist destination, whereas Jammu region—the land of temples is
attracting a large number of pilgrim tourists and the important destination has been the Shri Mata
Vaishno Devi Shrine. Ladakh region—the moon land has been a much sought after destination
especially for the foreign tourists and is famous for adventure tourism.
The estimated hydro power potential is 20,000 megawatts (MWs), of which 16,480 MWs
Fairs and Festivals
The fairs and festivals are a reflection of diverse cultural and social heritage of the state. All
Hindu, Muslim and Sikh fairs and festivals are celebrated with full vigour and enthusiasm
regardless of the religion. Like all parts of India, Jammu and Kashmir also celebrates Diwali,
Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Milad-un-Nabi.
Relevant Website: www.jammukashmir.nic.in
Governor : Satya Pal Malik Chief Secretary : B.V.R.
Chief Minister : Jurisdiction of : Jammu, Kashmir &
High Court Ladakh
Area : 79,716 sq km Population : 3,29,88,134 (as
per 2011 census)
Capital : Ranchi Principal Language : Hindi
History and Geography
Jharkhand which came into being in November 2000 as the 28th state of the Union is the