Infrastructure development serves as an engine for industrial development and calls for continuous attention of the Government. Development of Industrial Estates Infrastructure is the major function of the Industries and Commerce Department. The State has 53 existing industrial estates spread over an area of 3135 Kanals of land use position ending November, 2013. There are 53 Industrial Estates in the State spread over an area of 31,335 Kanals. 29 new Industrial Estates are at different stages of development. There is huge scope in the state for taking up of manufacturing activities in the field of Food processing, Meat processing (Mutton Chicken), Leather, Pharmaceuticals, wood based Industries Viz sports goods bats willow wicker etc, high grade raw silk, woollen fabrics, computer electronics and Information Technology. Jammu and Kashmir offers good market for all types of consumer goods in view of its population being more than 1.25 crore and a vast floating population in the shape of tourists (over 1 million per year) and yatries (over 15 million per year) visiting the State for leisure and pilgrimage respectively.
by Mukhtyar Ahmed"Industrial Profile of Jammu & Kashmir State"
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-2 | Issue-5 , August 2018,