In 1932 the first hydroelectric project was constructed in Jogindarnagar. It is the only city in Asia which has three power houses, Shanan Power House (110M W) Bassi Power House (60 M W)and the Uhl Stage III (100 MW). Some of the highest peaks in Jogindarnagar are Biling peak (9510 feet) Winch peak (8820 feet), Jhatingari (6725 feet) Siqander Dhar (6010 feet) Banderi (5225 feet).
According to the Indian census report which came out in 2001 staes that Jogindarnagar had a small population of 5046. Males constitute 53% of the population and females account for 47% of the population. In Jogindarnagar, 10% of the population is less than six years of age. Jogindarnagar has an average literacy rate of 79% which is higher than the national average literacy rate 59.5%. To be specific, the male literacy rate is 84% and the female literacy rate is 74%.
Situated on the lap of the Himalayas, Jogindarnagar is an ideal tourist destination. Places of prime attractions in the vicinity include the Baba Balakrupi Temple,Machcciyal Lake at a distance of 6 km. Bassi powerhouse, Banar Baba Temple, Brajeshwari Temple, Baijnath Temple, Chaturbhuja Temple and the Lakshminarayana Temple. Bir, Billing, Jhatingri, Barot and Chauntra are beautiful towns surrounding Jogindarnagar.