Uttarakhand is the twenty-seventh state of the country.
The state was created on 9th November 2000. The total
population of the state according to the 2001 census
is 84.89 lakh. The population density is 159 (per square
kilometer). It is surrounded by China and Nepal on its
international boundary. On the domestic boundary, Uttar
Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Nainital surround Uttarakhand.
In recent years, Uttarakhand has emerged as one of
the most attractive industrial destinations in India.The
government is encouraging private participation in all
industrial activities and as a result big players such
as HLL and Dabur have set up units in the state.The
New Industrial Policy announced in 2003 by the state
government puts in place the regulatory framework for
Uttarakhand's industrialisation. The New Industrial
Policy indicates that private resources may be tapped
while promoting integrated Industrial Estates in Uttarakhand.