Haryana ranks 21st in terms of area and 18th in terms of population when compared to other Indian states in the country. The state has 21 administrative districts with the union territory of Chandigarh as its capital, which is also the administrative capital of the state of Punjab. The state surrounds the national capital city, New Delhi, from three sides with around 40% of the National Capital Region (NCR) falling in Haryana. Haryana is one of the leading states in terms of industrial production, especially passenger cars, two-wheelers, mobile cranes, and tractors. Haryana is the second-largest contributor of food grains to India’s central pool and accounts for more than 60% of the export of Basmati rice in the country.

  • 11.60%

    GSDP growth rate, YoY (2017-18)

Haryana is primarily an agricultural state. About 65% of the population resides in rural areas and is engaged in agriculture, which is the leading occupation for the residents of the state. Haryana is also one of the most economically developed regions in South Asia and its agricultural and manufacturing industry has experienced sustained growth since the 1970s.

The key production statistics for the state (the year 2015-16) are presented as below:


Geographical Indication for Agricultural Products in Haryana:

  • Ambala: Maize, rice and, wheat
  • Yamunanagar: Maize, sugarcane, and, wheat
  • Sonipat: New quinoa(Jowar), rice, wheat and, mustard
  • Jind: Rice, wheat, pearl millet, and, barley

Production Cluster of the State:-

S. No.





Panchkula, Ambala, Karnal, Jind



Sirsa, Hisar, Jind, Fatehbad



Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat



Yamunanagar, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal



Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Sonipat



Kaithal, Sirsa, Jind, Hisar



Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Sonipat



Karnal, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal


Haryana has the following marketing facilities in the state:

  • Food Processing Units: Around 2600 companies are registered as food processing units that are engaged in the processing of food grains and fruits and vegetables. The processing of food grains and oil mills which includes millings of various cereals like rice and wheat, mustard and rapeseed, contribute 75 percent of the total processing industry in terms of the number of units.
  • The state has 106 principal market yards, 178 sub-market yards, and 187 other market yards. Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and regulation of agri-marketing infrastructure in the state.
  • The state has approximately 240-250 cold storages with a total capacity of approximately 4 Lakh* MT.
  • Haryana State Warehousing Corporation (HSWC) is operating 108 warehouses with a total storage capacity of over 18.70 lakh* MT
  • Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) has a current storage capacity of approximately 3.37 lakh* MT in the state
  • Three labs recognized by The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) in the state of Haryana for food processing. 

Agricultural markets in Haryana:

  • 2248 companies registered as Food Processing units
  • 3 labs recognized by APEDA
  • 106 principal market yards, 178 submarket Yards, and 187 other market yards
  • 240-250 cold storage units
  • HSWC maintains 108 Warehouses with a capacity of over 18.7 lakh* MT
  • CWC storage capacity - 3.37 lakh* MT

Famous Ethnic foods of Haryana:

  • Kachri ki Sabzi: Made with a wild variety of Cucumber and spices such as turmeric, red chili, etc. The dish is usually served with famous Indian bread- “poori”
  • Hara Dhania Choria: The recipe is a combination of Chickpea made with coriander and spices. . The dish is usually served with bread (Roti)
  • Kheer: A sweet dish that is made with Rice, milk and, dry fruits

Geographical Indication of Agricultural Processing in Haryana:

S. No.




Spices and Condiments Processing

Kurukshetra, Karnal, Sirsa


Fruits & Vegetable Processing

Kaithal, Rewari, Sonipat


Bakery Products

Faridabad, Gurgaon



Panipat, Sonipat, Panchkula


Rice Mills

Kaithal, Fatehabad, Karnal


Prepared Foods

Kaithal, Gurgaon


Pulses Processing

Faridabad, Panipat


Milk Processing

Mewat, Karnal, Kaithal


  • Under the ‘Horticulture Vision,’ the state government aims to double the area of under horticulture from 7.5% to 15% and triple the horticulture production by 2030. The state government has also notified the Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018
  • Nestle India is a subsidiary of Nestle SA, Switzerland. It's Indian headquarter is in Gurgaon, Haryana. Its famous brands in India include Nescafé, Maggi, Milkybar, Milo, Kit Kat, Bar-One, Milkmaid, Nestea, Nestle Milk, Nestle Fresh 'n' Natural Dahi, and Nestle Jeera Raita.
  • The company has a factory at Samalkha, Panipat, which was commissioned in 1993, to manufacture milk products
  • Haldiram's started in Bikaner and is one of India's largest sweets and snacks manufacturers. The company sells packaged food and snacks, which are not only consumed in domestic markets but also exported to various countries. In Haryana, Haldiram Manufacturing Co Pvt Ltd is located in village Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Jaipur highway
  • Haryana is a preferred destination for auto majors and auto-component manufacturers. The state is host to many large automotive players
  • Gurugram has emerged as a preferred destination for the IT industry in North India. As per Haryana’s economic survey 2017-18, the license was granted to 49 IT parks, while six IT/ITeS SEZs were operational in the state


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