Rothak was known as Rohitaka, which is told in Mahabharata in co-relation with campaign of Nakula, the Pandava warrior. Through-agriculture is the main activity in the district. They taken up activities like dairying, poultry, piggery, sheep, goat rearing etc. Dairy products are the biggest activity in the district. The district has one milk plant. It possesses ample agricultural resources; availability of skilled laborers, a good infrastructural facilities with its close proximity to Delhi a life line to new enterprises to establish themselves. Industrial centers are coming up along N.H-10. Rothak is one of the privileged districts as it has essential infrastructure like Chinese Interpreters, which are important for Translation Agency to make it one of its base.