Top 4 Sectors for Providing Jobs in Rishikesh for the Local Youths

Rishikesh, the holy city of India, is in the state of Uttarakhand. It is a beautiful city with the Himalayas surrounding it on three sides. A city of religious importance with river Ganga flowing and it is the gateway to the Char Dham yatra. But, if you think that Rishikesh is all about Hindu religion, Ganga, Ashram and meditation, you are highly mistaken. The city is a growing economy with a number of economy activities, and thus provides ample job opportunities for its local people.

Rishikesh is gaining the attention of investors from all over the country and hence there is an increase in the number of companies every year. There are few prominent companies offering lucrative jobs in Rishikesh. These include names like as

  • BSNL
  • Ashok Trading Company
  • Muthoot Finance
  • National Insurance Co
  • The Oriental Insurance Co
  • The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.
  • Reliance General Insurance Co

The newly set up companies in Rishikesh are exempted from paying tax as announced by the state government. These companies are either involved in manufacturing and producing or providing services, thereby contributing a major share to the economy, and also offering jobs to many locals.

Top sectors for jobs in Rishikesh-

Tourism and hotel industry

The city is a major pilgrimage spot of India. Tourism has contributed a lot to the economy. All year round, there is a great influx of tourists and pilgrims in the city. It is an important economic center in the Northern part of India as it is one of the most popular tourist and pilgrimage spots. Also, Rishikesh is a hub for recreational activities like as rafting, trekking, kayaking, yoga, meditation etc. Hence, the hotels, resorts, travel companies, tourism companies have provided ample jobs in Rishikesh, and have influenced the life of the people here. Tourism is the main source of income in the city. It has not only led to the growth of the hotel segment but also has led to the growth of a number of big and small scale eateries all within the city.

Some big names include Swarg Ashram and Divine Life society which run trust all around the city and they also run many hospitals and NGOS and give job opportunities to many to spreading their work of spirituality all across the globe. The temples around the city gain a lot of money through donations by pilgrims, and there are jobs available for local people for temple maintenance and management.        


When we talk about tourism, transportation becomes equally important. Thankfully, the transportation network in Rishikesh is quite good. Rishikesh is well connected with other Indian cities. The nearest airport is Dehradun and the nearest railway station is Haridwar. Buses, taxis, jeeps, motorboats are easily available to provide transportation to both locals and the tourists. Public and private transportation facilities are easily available to travel within and outside the city. The transport sector also provides good number of jobs in Rishikesh.

Gemstones Business and Craft Industry

Rishikesh is very famous for its gemstone business. Gemstones and woodworks are very popular. Once you visit the city, you will see a cluster of jewelry and gem shops. All pure varieties of gem stones are found here like as amethyst, amber, sapphire, crystal and other religious stones. No wonder, gem stone business is a lucrative business here, and stones are exported worldwide. Also, there is the craft industry doing remarkable well here with its wooden handicrafts, statuettes, wooden beads, toys, curios and bracelets. Jewelry and craft industries have provided a good number of jobs in Rishikesh for the local youths.

Manufacturing industries sector

There are a number of manufacturing industries contributing to the growth of the economy as well as jobs in Rishikesh. Industries in Rishikesh have strengthened the economic condition of the city. Enroute to Rishikesh, you will find a number of prominent industries like as Hindustan Lever, Dabur, Havells, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Mahendra & Mahendra, Atul Auto Limited, Minda Industries Ltd, Cavinkare Pvt. Ltd. etc.

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