The UT of Jammu & Kashmir has a vast natural resource base which has enabled it to develop land for cultivating major fruits. With varied agro-climatic conditions, the scope for horticulture is significantly high in J&K. Food processing and agro-based industries (excluding conventional grinding and extraction units) thrive in the UT. J&K has an ideal climate for floriculture and an enormous assortment of flora and fauna. J&K has Asia's largest tulip garden.
J&K's handicrafts are world famous and the traditional handicraft industry has emerged as a large industry. Due to its large employment base and export potential, the industry has been receiving priority attention of the government. The UT is also famous for its small-scale and cottage industries such as carpet weaving, silks, shawls, basketry, pottery, copper and silverware, papier-mâché, and walnut wood.
Food processing and agro-based industries (excluding conventional grinding and extraction units) thrive in J&K due to an excellent climate for horticulture and floriculture.
- The Handicrafts industry has been receiving priority attention from the Government in view of its large employment base and exports potential.
- J&K is famous for its small-scale and cottage industries such as carpet weaving, silks, shawls, basketry, pottery, copper and silverware, papier-mache and walnut wood.
Industrialization plays a significant role in employment creation of any economy. Large-scale and heavy industries are not present in an acceptable statistics due to poor infrastructure and climatic disadvantages in J&K. Only Micro, Small and Medium enterprises are growing in the UT. The availability of raw material, cultural and climatic conditions is supporting those enterprises in growth. Small scale industrial units of the UT are manufacturing food products, beverages, silk, bricks, plastic products etc.