INDIAN STATE : MAHARASTRA
The state of Maharashtra is located in the north centre
of peninsular India with the Arabian Sea through its
port at Mumbai and the Sahyadri range being the physical
backbone. The state enjoys a tropical monsoon climate
with the hot scorching summer from March onwards yields
to the rainy monsoon in early June. The name Maharashtra
means the 'The Great State' or 'Great Nation'. Maharashtra
is the largest state in India, both in terms of area
as well as population. Maharashtra spans 308000 sq.
km. with a population over 78,937,000 and the state
language being Marathi, and Mumbai being the state capital.
Maharashtra has always led the country's industrial
development scenario and continues to attract the largest
quantum of investments, both domestic and foreign. The
State has established strengths in every sector including
engineering, electronics hardware, automobiles and auto
components, consumer durables, chemicals, petrochemicals,
pharmaceuticals, textiles, information technology, and
biotechnology. The state offers the finest in Infrastructure,
excellent educational facilities, quality trained manpower,
a professional work ethic and a conducive business environment.
||3.08 (lakh sq. km)
|Population (2001 Census)
||In lakhs 968.79
|Net State Domestic Product at
Current Prices (2004-05)(As on Feb 2006)
US$ 71.1972 bn
|Per capita NSDP (state Income)
at Current Prices for 2004-2005 (As on Feb 2006)
|Percentage of State Population
to All India Population
Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra (2005-06)
- Maharashtra has led the country's industrial development
scenario, in the past and continues to attract the
largest quantum of investments, both on the domestic
and foreign arena.
- The State has established strengths in every sector
including Engineering, Electronics Hardware, Automobiles
and Auto Components, Consumer Durables, Chemicals,
Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology
- It offers a conducive business environment, excellent
infrastructure support, quality trained manpower and
professional work ethics.
Ø The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is
the pride of India and is well connected to the markets
of Southern, Northern & Western India.
- Mumbai is considered the financial capital of India.
- The Mumbai international airport handles the largest
traffic (Passenger and Cargo).
- The state of Maharashtra has surpassed the Tenth
Five Year Plan target of 8.0 per cent GSDP growth.
The annual average growth of GSDP is expected to be
8.4 per cent during first four years i.e. (2002-2006)
of the Tenth Five Year Plan.
- There has been a continuous and subdued performance
of 'Agriculture & Allied Activities' Sector over
the last few years, which has reflected positively
in the growth of the state's GSDP.
- Acceleration in the rate of growth of Agriculture
can easily take Maharashtra to the growth rate of
10 per cent.
- The robust Industrial and Service Sectors growth
have also been the driving force behind Maharashtra's
commendable economic growth rate.
Ø The largest share of public funds amongst
any other States for development of industrial and
social infrastructure - a hallmark of State policy.
- Contributes 22% of India's net value added in organized
industrial sector. 40% of India's Internet users are
in Maharashtra and the State accounts for around 30%
of software exports.
- 70 percent of India's stock transactions are carried
out in Mumbai, the State capital and commercial capital