Haridwar Uttarakhand


Haridwar Uttarakhand

Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand state, where the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills.The largest of several sacred ghats (bathing steps), Har Ki Pauri hosts a nightly Ganga Aarti (river-worshipping ceremony) in which tiny flickering lamps are floated off the steps.

Uttarakhand was formed in the year 2000 and since than Haridwar has emerged as a business city.As per India Brand Equity Foundation,Gross State Domestic Product of Uttarakhand will be INR 2,93,000 Crores (USD 41.99 billion) in 2020-21 with a compound annual growth rate of 10.94%. According to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT),total exports from the state stood at INR 16,398 Crores (US$ 2.35 billion) during 2018-19. The state is being developed as an ‘energy state’ to tap the hydropower electric potential of over 25,000 MW.

Distance between Haridwar & NCT of New Delhi is 211 KMS and nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun with just 38 KMS drive.

Uttarakhand Vision by 2030

  • Increase the number of MSME Units in Uttarakhand from 68,000 to 1,70,000 with a capital investment of INR 36,000 Crores and generate employment of 8,50,000.
  • Increase the number of Heavy Industries in Uttarakhand from 1,998 to 4,510 with a capital investment of INR 53,769 Crores and generate employment of 4,44,123.
  • Enhance Environmental Stability by reducing use of fossils and opting for renewable energy.
  • GSDP by 2030 is expected to be INR 3,67,607 Crores with an annual growth rate of 7.1%.

Source: Document - Uttarakhand Vision 2030, Department of Planning - Government of Uttarakhand, prepared by Institute of Human Development, New Delhi. http://des.uk.gov.in/