Nestled in the magnificent Himalayas, Sikkim is a strategically located state spread over 7096 sq. km. This land of awe-inspiring beauty has the distinction of being the world’s first 100% organic state. Sikkim’s major agricultural produce comprises large cardamom, ginger, turmeric, kiwi, and more With 315 glacier lakes, the third-highest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and great biodiversity, it is no wonder that Sikkim is one of India’s most alluring tourist destinations.

Sikkim has the highest per-capita income in the Northeast and the state has emerged as a hub of pharmaceutical manufacturing. With its favorable tax incentives and policies, Sikkim is an attractive destination for investors seeking to expand their businesses.

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Sikkim has the highest per capita income amongst North-Eastern states

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Sikkim is the Largest producer of large cardamom in India

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Sikkim is Home to 315 glacier lakes and world's 3rd highest mountain peak Mt. Kanchenjunga

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Awarded as ‘Safest Tourist Destination in the Country’ by the Ministry of Tourism

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Certified as the first fully organic state in India by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

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Sikkim is a hub of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Key Highlights

  • 3381 MW of hydro-energy has been harnessed by the power surplus state of Sikkim from a total Potential of 8000 MW
  • Various tax incentives are offered to businesses, including exemption from income tax, sales tax, and excise duty for a period of up to 10 years, making it an attractive destination for investors.
  • The state has more than 50 pharma companies like Sun Pharma, Alkem, Zydus, Glenmark, Torrent, Golden Cross are already operational.
  • The state has excellent sports facilities like Paljor Namgyal Sports Complex/ Khelo India Sports centre, Bhaichung Bhutia Stadium, Khel Gaon, Reshithang for Athletics etc.

Key Infrastructure

  • Sikkim has 2 Agro-export zones

Opportunities for Investor

  • Opportunity for setting up Pharma Research and Development Centres,
  • Opportunity for Hydro Power Projects,
  • Opportunity for handloom & handicraft sector investments with availability of traditional skills like Thangka Painting, Carpets weaving, Traditional Wooden Furniture’s’, Bamboo Products etc.
  • The state also has a great potential in Adventure sports. Opportunity for establishment of Adventure Sports training centre and facilities like ski resort etc.
  • Opportunity for setting up world class Institutes for Promoting Sports such as Football, Basketball, Archery, Boxing etc and Sports Complexes.
  • Sikkim’s tourism industry is growing rapidly, and the state has several tourist destinations. Investors can tap into the tourism industry by developing hotels, resorts, and other tourism-related infrastructure like ropeways, skywalks etc.

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