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  Area: 2,22,236 sq km. Population: 10,069,987. Capital: Srinagar (श्रीनगर) (Summer), Jammu (Winter)
Principal Languages: Urdu, Dogri, Kashmiri, Pahari, Punjabi (पंजाबी), Ladakhi, Balti, Gojri and Dadri.

Industry (उद्योग)
Handicrafts, being the traditional industry of the State , has been receiving priority attention of the Government in view of its large employment base and expert potential, paper -machie, wood carving, carpets, shawl-making, embroidery, etc., are among Kashmir's exquisite handicrafts. This industry (उद्योग), particularly the carpets earn substantial foreign exchange. The handicrafts sector provides employment to about 3.40 lakh artisans. The number of industrial units has gone up. The Rs 19 crore Export Promotion Industrial Park has been established at Kartholi, Jammu. A similar Park is being set up at Ompora, Budgam. Jammu has Urban Haats while a similar Haat is being commissioned in Srinagar. Software Technology park involving Rs 6.50 crore has been commissioned at Ragreth Srinagar.

About 80 per cent population of the State depends on agriculture. Paddy, wheat and maize are the major crops. Barley, bajra and jowar are cultivated in some parts. Gram is grown in Ladakh. Jammu and Kashmir State has been declared as Agri Export Zone for apple and walnuts.

The State's literacy rate is 54.46 per cent as per 2001 census, with rural literacy of 48.22 per cent and urban 72.17 per cent. Male literacy is estimated at 67.75 per cent and female at 41.82 per cent. There are five Universities and 41 Colleges, including 8 in private sector.


Roads: The road (सड़क) length maintained by PWD in the State has reached to 15,012 km.

Railways: At present, rail link extends up to Jammu only. Work on Jammu- Udaipur railway line has been completed. Work for extension of railway line to Srinagar and Baramulla has been taken up. Udhampur-Katra and Qazigund-Baramulla Rail link Project (परियोजना) has been taken up as national Project (परियोजना) which is likely to be completed by 2007.

Aviation: Srinagar, Jammu and Leh are the major airports connecting Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. The Srinagar airport has been upgraded to international (अंतरराष्ट्रीय) level.


Jammu and Kashmir (जम्मू और कशमीर)
Jammu and Kashmir (जम्मू और कशमीर)

Jammu and Kashmir is situated between 32° -15' and 37° -05' north latitude and 72° -35' and 83° -20' longitude East. Geographically, the State can be divided into four zones. First, the mountainous and semi mountainous plain commonly known as Kandi belt, the second, hills including Shivalik ranges, the third mountains of Kashmir Valley and Pir Panchal range and the fourth is Tibetan tract of Ladakh and Kargil. Geographically and culturally, the state has three district regions - Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Travel and tourism (पर्यटन) (यात्रा पर्यटन)Kashmir Valley is described as the paradise on earth. Chashmashahi springs, Shalimar Bagh, Dal Lake, Dachigam, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Amarnath shrine in the Valley, Vaishnodevi shrine and Patnitop near Jammu and Buddhist (बौद्ध) monasteries in Ladakh are important tourist destinations. Ladakh festival on 15 September and Sindhu Darshan in June are popular events.

Source: India.gov.in

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