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ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Uttarakhand has an abundance of natural resources. There are many water bodies in the form of rivers and lakes are present in the state, has positioned it as a leading hydro power generator. There are lots of irrigation facilities, with the favorable geographical climatic conditions; it makes agro based industries develop in the state. The large forest cover (70 per cent) provides opportunities for development of those industries which are based on forest. Many species of herbs, aromatic and medicinal plants are found in this region. Other natural resources include mineral deposits, rare species of plants and animals, tea, and bamboo.

FAVOURABLE POLICIES AND INSENTIVE
Apart from the Concessional Industrial Package, the state also offers additional benefits through its Industrial Policy of 2003. They focus on three segments. Firstly, the thrust sectors, identified by the state based on the need and potential for development, enjoy the added benefits in terms of fiscal and non-fiscal advantages. The second segment offers benefits for establishing industries, as well as for expanding existing ones. And finally, the policies have different incentives allocated for industries based on their size. There are additional benefits for revival and rehabilitation of sick industries as well. The different types of benefits offered by the state include tax exemptions, reimbursements on loans, interest incentives, financial assistance, subsidies, and concessions. In addition to common policies, sector specific policies make Tourism, Information technology, Biotechnology and Agro-based Industries some of the ideal areas to invest in.

ADVANTAGES OF LOCATION
Situated in close proximity to the National Capital Region, the state has access to leading markets. Uttarakhand is also well connected by road, rail and air to all neighboring states.

HIGH LITERACY RATES AND DEVELOPING SKILLS
The state has an above average literacy rate and is host to many reputed educational institutes. Facilities aside, the initiatives taken by the government to develop a talented pool of human resources is providing additional support to industries in terms of skilled manpower.

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