statistical snapshot
himachal pradesh (stats)
area (in sq. km) 55,673 km2
total population 68.66 lacs
capital shimla
lat/long 31°06'N / 77°10'E
Currency Indian Rupee (INR)
Summers March to June (22°C - 37°C)
Monsoon July to Sep (15°C - 28°C)
Winter Oct to Feb (0°C - 15°C)

First state to successfully launch ‘e-samadhan’ for redressal of public grievancess

First state in the country to establish SWAN (State Wide Area Network) for e-governance

Himachal Pradesh tops in the Northern states & 3rd in the country on HDI Index

Cohesive society, accountable bureaucracy and committed leadership— World Bank on Himachal Pradesh
Main Incentives & Concessions to Industrial Enterprises
  1. Industrial Development Scheme 2017 (Central Capital Investment Incentives for Access to Credit) - CCIIAC

    Commencement and duration of the scheme will be effective from 1.04.2017 and will remain in force up to 31.03.2022

    • ‘New industrial unit’ means an industrial unit which registers itself on DIPP portal on or after the first day of April 2017 but not later than 31st day of March, 2022. Such units have to commence commercial production/ operation within 18 months of registration.
    • ‘Existing Industrial unit’ means an industrial unit which commences commercial production/ operation before 01.04.2017.
    • ‘Substantial expansion’ means an increase by not less than 25% in the value of fixed capital investment in Plant & Machinery of an industrial unit for the purpose of expansion of capacity / modernization and diversification.

    Unless otherwise specified, all new industrial units and existing industrial units undertaking substantial expansion in the manufacturing sector and services sector including Bio-technology and Hydel Power Generation Units up to 10 MW located in the states of H.P. & Uttarakhand will be eligible for incentives under the scheme.

    • Central Capital Investment Incentives for access to credit (CCIIAC) @ 30% of P&M or within the upper limit of 5 crore
    • 100% reimbursement of an insurance premium for the maximum period from the date of COP for 5 years.
    For availing incentives under IDC, the unit has to pre-register on the portal
Agri Processing Sector Incentives (Under SMFP - State Mission Food Processing)
Sr. No. Scheme Grant-in-aid Maximum limit of Grant –in –aid Eligible Sector
1 Technology Up-gradation/ Establishment / Modernization of FPIs (Cost of Plant & Machinery & Technical Civil Works) 33.33% Max. Rs. 75 lakhs. Food processing sectors like fruits & vegetables, milk/ meat/poultry/fish products, cereal/ other consumer food products, rice/flour/pulse/ oil milling and such other agri/horti/sectors including food flavours, colours, oleoresins, spices, coconut, mushrooms, wines and hops
2 Cold Chain for Non-Horticulture products 50% Max. Rs. 5.00 Crore. Interest subvention @ 7% per year subject to max of Rs. 25.00 lakh per years for 7 years Following sectors may be covered under the scheme: Dairy-All milk and milk products, etc. Meat- All meat and meat products etc. Aquaculture and marine products like Prawns, Seafood, Fish, and their processed products etc. Any other non-horticultural food products requiring integrated cold chain.
3 Scheme for Creating primary Processing Centers /Collection Centers in Rural Areas 75% Max. Rs. 2.50 Cr. The Scheme is applicable to both horticulture and non-horticulture produce such as fruits, vegetables, grains & pulses, dairy products, meat , poultry and fish etc.
4 Modernization of Meat Shops 75% Max. Rs. 5.0 lakhs All implementing agencies/organizations such as Government/PSUs/ Joint Ventures/ NGOs/Cooperatives/SHGs/ Private Sector/ Individuals engaged in the operations of meat shops would be eligible for financial assistance under the scheme.
5 Reefer Vehicles 50% Max. Rs. 50 lakhs The assistance will be available to the individual entrepreneurs, partnership firms, registered societies , co-operatives, NGOs, SHGs, Companies and Corporations etc. The applicant / beneficiary should have sound financial back ground and the Projects necessarily be supported by Bank/ FIs by way of term loan.
Robust Infrastructure sustains industrial growth
  • Roads & Bridges

  • Mega Tool Room

  • Composite Pharma Lab

  • Industrial Townships

  • Gas Pipeline (GAIL)

  • Skill Development Centre

  • Industrial Power Network

  • CETP (Common Effluent Treatment Plant)

  • Low Cost Housing for Workers

  • Identified Land Banks & Industrial Area

The State exhibited highest increase in TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS over last 6 years
  • Engineering Seats


  • Pharmacy Seats


  • Polytechnic Seats


  • ITI Seats


Identified Land Banks & Industrial Area
  • Acres of Landbank


  • Industrial Areas & Estates


  • Mega Parks for Food & Textile


Technical Education at Glance
  • Total Institute