Uttarakhand State in India
Uttarakhand State in India – Other States in India
- Uttarakhand, the 27th State of India, is a mountainous state 90% population of which depends on agriculture.
- It has tremendous potential for hydel power. The biggest project is the Tehri Dam Project on Bhagirathi River.
- Various tourist pilgrimage attractions are there in Uttarakhand. Prominent are Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Hardwar, Rishikesh, etc. Pure tourist attractions are Mussoorie, Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, etc.
- Dehradun is the provisional capital of Uttarakhand. Gairsen has been mooted as the future capital owing to its geographic centrality, but controversies and lack of resources have led Dehradun to remain provisional capital.