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Highest contribution to Indias GDP

Maharashtras GSDP at current prices was US$ 260.4 billion in 2011-12 and accounted for 15.4 per cent of Indias total GDP, the highest among all states. The states GSDP at constant prices is estimated at US$ 155.3 billion in 2012-13.

Highest FDI in India

Total FDI in the state stood at US$ 62.8 billion from April 2000 to February 2013, the highest among all states in India.

Indias leading exporter

Maharashtras exports totalled US$ 32.04 billion in 2012-13 (April 2012 to August 2012), accounting for 27.0 per cent of total exports from India.

Financial and educational hub of India

The states capital, Mumbai, is the commercial capital of India and has evolved into a global financial hub. It is home to several global banking and financial services firms. Pune, another major city in the state, has emerged as the educational hub.

Second largest producer of cotton

With a tentative production of 6.9 billion tonnes over 2012-13, the state is the second largest producer of cotton in the country.

Industrial powerhouse

Maharashtra is the most industrialised state in India and has maintained a leading position in the industrial sector in India. The state is a pioneer in small scale industries and boasts of the largest number of special export promotion zones.

Strong auto sector

Maharashtra accounts for approximately 38.0 per cent of the countrys automobile output by value. Pune is the largest auto hub of India, with over 4,000 manufacturing units just in the Pimpri-Chinchwad region. The state also has the largest base of local OEMs.

Note: OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

Per capita GSDP US$ 1,476.

TradeGrowing and commerce demandhub of India

Policy incentives

Per capita GSDP US$ 2,394.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) is known as the trade and commerce capital of India. It is also the financial centre of India. Maharashtra has emerged as a key hub for IT and ITeS, electronics and captive business outsourcing industries.

The Government of Maharashtra has several policies in place to set up the right kind of business climate in the state. These policies aim to motivate investors to invest into various sectors in the state, thereby contributing to the overall development of the economy.

Advantage Maharashtra

Rich labour pool

Maharashtra has a literacy rate of 82.9 per cent and is home to a number of world-class educational and IT institutions. The state has a large base of skilled and industrial labour, making it an ideal destination for the knowledgebased and manufacturing sectors.

The engineering sector is delicensed; The state has a well-developed social, 100 per cent FDI is allowed in the physical sector and industrial infrastructure.

Facilitating infrastructure

Apart from three international and five domestic airports, the state has two Due to policy support, there was major and 53 minor ports. It also has a cumulative FDI power of USD14.0 billion well developed supply grid. into the sector over April 2000 February Maharashtra's infrastructure sector has 2012, making up 8.6 per cent of total experienced significant growth over the FDI into the country in that period last decade, with a substantial rise in the number of industrial clusters and PPP projects.

Source: India 2020 Outlook, Indian Overseas Bank

India's main stock exchanges & capital market and commodity exchanges are located in Mumbai. The most commonly spoken language in the state is Marathi. Konkani, Hindi and English are the other prominent languages.

Capital Geographical area (sq km) Administrative districts (No)

Mumbai 307,713 35 365 112.4 58.4 54.0 923 82.9

Maharashtra is situated in the western region of the country. The state shares its borders with Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. On its west is the Arabian Sea. Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Thane, Nasik, Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Aurangabad, Amravati and Ratnagiri are some of the major cities of Maharashtra.

Population density (persons per sq km)* Total population (million)* Male population (million)* Female population (million)* Sex ratio (females per 1,000 males)* Literacy rate (%)*

Sources: National Portal of India, *Provisional data Census 2011, Economic Survey 2012-13

GSDP as a percentage of all states GSDP Average GSDP growth rate (%)** Per capita GSDP (US$)




14.9* 14.2 2,293.0*

100 15.6 1,414.2

Planning Commission Databook, 2012-13, current prices Planning Commission Databook, 2004-05 to 2012-13, current prices Planning Commission Databook, 2004-05 to 2012-13, current prices

Physical infrastructure
Installed power capacity (MW) Wireless subscribers (No) Broadband subscribers (No) National Highway length (km) Major and minor ports (No) Airports (No) 30,354.0 68,400,365 2,355,047^ 4,376 2 + 53 8 225,133.1 867,803,583 15,050,000 79,116 13+187 133 Central Electricity Authority, as of May 2013 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, as of March 2013

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, as of March 2013

National Highways Authority of India Indian Ports Association Airports Authority of India

*In 2011-12, **Calculated in Indian rupee terms, ^As of December 2011-12

Parameter Social indicators

Literacy rate (%) Birth rate (per 1,000 population)




82.9 16.7

74.0 21.8

Provisional data Census 2011 SRS Bulletin (, 2012

FDI equity inflows (US$ billion)
Outstanding investments (US$ billion)



Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, April 2000 to March 2013 CMIE (2012-13)

Industrial infrastructure
PPP projects (No) SEZs (No) 88 64 881 386 Notified as of March 2013,

*Combined FDI inflows for Maharashtra, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu PPP: Public-Private Partnership, SEZ: Special Economic Zone, SRS: Sample Registration System

At current prices, the GSDP of Maharashtra was US$ 260.4 billion in 2011-12. The GSDP grew at a CAGR of around 15.9* per cent from 2004-05 to 2011-12. Maharashtra has the highest GSDP amongst all the Indian states.

GSDP of Maharashtra at current prices (in US$ billion)


CAGR: 15.9%*
170.1 164.2
129.0 92.4 109.9

234.4 183.0








Source: CMIE *CAGR calculated in rupee terms Note: GSDP - Gross State Domestic Product, CAGR Compound Annual Growth Rate


The NSDP of Maharashtra was US$ 240.0 billion in 201112. The CAGR of Maharashtras NSDP from 2004-05 to 201112 was at around 16.5* per cent. Maharashtra has the highest NSDP amongst all the Indian states.

NSDP of Maharashtra at current prices (in US$ billion)


CAGR: 16.5%*
154.0 116.3 82.3 98.7 147.6

215.5 166.1








Source: CMIE *CAGR calculated in rupee terms Note: NSDP - Net State Domestic Product, CAGR Compound Annual Growth Rate


The states per capita GSDP in 2011-12 was US$ 2,293.0. The per capita GSDP has increased at a CAGR of 14.2* per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

Per capita GSDP (US$)


CAGR: 14.2%*
1,055 901 1,221

2,092 1,586 1,508 1,657








Source: CMIE *CAGR calculated in rupee terms


The states per capita NSDP in 2011-12 was US$ 2,113.3. The per capita NSDP has increased at a CAGR of 14.8* per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

Per capita NSDP (US$)

2,113 1,924 1,435 1,356 1,101 1,504

CAGR: 14.8%*










Source: CMIE *CAGR calculated in rupee terms


Over 2011-12, the tertiary sector contributed 59.5 per cent to the states GSDP at current prices, followed by the secondary sector (28.0 per cent). At a CAGR of 17.9* per cent, the primary sector has been the fastest growing among the three sectors from 2004-05 to 2011-12.

Percentage distribution of GSDP




The secondary sector rose at a CAGR of 15.7* per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12. It was driven by manufacturing, construction and electricity, gas & water supply.
The tertiary sector expanded at a CAGR of 16.3* per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12. Growth was driven by trade, hotels, real estate, finance, insurance, transport, communications and other services.

15.7% 29.6 10.4 2004-05 Primary Secondary 17.9% 28.0 12.4 2011-12 Tertiary

Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13 *CAGR calculated in rupee terms

During 2012-13, the total production of pulses and oilseeds in the state was 1.2 million tonnes and 5.0 million tonnes, respectively. Sugarcane, cotton, onion, soya bean, banana, jowar (sorghum) and rice are some of the key agricultural products of Maharashtra.
Cotton Onion


Annual production in 2012-13 (000 tonnes)

59,689 6,935^ 4,546 4,749 4,100

Soya bean

Total food grain production in the state was about 7.3 million tonnes over 2012-13.
Overall fruit production in Maharashtra was around 10.8 million tonnes during 2010-11.


Jowar (sorghum)
Rice Wheat Bajra (millet) Total food grains

2,993 878 381 7,265

Total oilseeds
Total pulses


Sources: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13, Indian Horticulture Database 2011, National Horticulture Board, Reserve Bank of India ^In 000 bales, 170 kg/bale

According to the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, FDI inflows totalled US$ 63.3 billion* from April 2000 to March 2013. Over 2012-13, outstanding investments in the state were around US$ 1.09 trillion. The services sector accounted for around 35.9 per cent of total outstanding investments, followed by the electricity sector (29.2 per cent).

Break up of outstanding investments by sector (2012-13) 2.5%


29.3% Manufacturing

12.2% 36.1% Real estate Others

Source: CMIE Others includes irrigation and mining *Includes Maharashtra, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Maharashtras exports totalled US$ 82.2 billion over 201112. Exports from the state have increased at a CAGR of 22.9* per cent between 2007-08 and 2011-12.

Exports trends (US$ billion)

CAGR: 22.9%*
48.1 82.2 67.7

Over 2011-12, the state accounted for 27.4 per cent of the total exports from India. Major products exported from the state are gems and jewellery, software, textiles, readymade garments, cotton yarn, metal and metal products, agro-based products, engineering items, drugs and pharmaceuticals and plastic and plastic items.





Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13 *CAGR calculated in rupee terms


The state is well connected to its six neighbouring states and other parts of India through 18 National Highways. The 93 km long Mumbai-Pune expressway is India's first six-lane, concrete, high-speed, tolled expressway, which connects the state capital and financial hub, Mumbai with the neighbouring industrial hub, Pune.

Road type
National highways State highways Major district roads Other district roads Village roads Total road length

Road length (km) (As of March 2012)

4,376 34,157 50,256 47,529 106,601 242,919

As of March 2012, 99.0 per cent of villages in the state were connected by all-weather roads.
MSRTC has been providing passenger road transport service in the public sector since 1948. As of March 2012, the state had a total road length of 242,919 km. The state had a road density of 133.41 km per 100 sq km of area, as of March 2011.

Sources: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13 Ministry of Road Transport & Highways MSRTC: Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation

The rail transport system of Maharashtra is very well Growing demand developed. The state is well-connected to other parts of the country with a railway network spanning 5,984 km (including 382 km of Konkan Railway). The Central Railways and the Western Railways, two of the zones of the Indian Railways, have their headquarters in Mumbai at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Churchgate, respectively. The railway network in coastal Maharashtra is a part of the Western Railways that spreads across Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Western Railways also serves some of the ports on the countrys western coast including the Mumbai port. Konkan Railway connects Mumbai with Mangalore in Karnataka. Maharashtra also has an intra-city/sub-urban network of railways. The sub-urban railways carry around 6.94 million passengers every day. MMRDA has undertaken mono rail and metro rail projects in Mumbai, which are at various stages of development. This is the first MRTS project in India being implemented on public-private partnership (PPP) format.

Metro/mono rail projects Mumbai Metro Rail Project

Phase-I: VersovaAndheri-Ghatkoper

Estimated cost (US$ million)

Current status


95% of civil work completed Forest Department clearance and Railway approval awaited Consultant appointed in June 2012

Phase II: CharkopBandra-Mankhurd


Phase III: ColabaBandra


Mumbai Mono Rail Project

Jacob Circle to Wadala & Wadala to Chembur 539 85 per cent work completed.

Sources: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13, MMRDA: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation has developed a road map Growing demand for Mumbai Urban Transport Project III. Important projects with an estimated cost of US$ 9.6 billion and a time horizon of 2031 are: Fast corridor on Harbour Line between CSTM and Panvel and new suburban corridor on Virar-Vasai Road-Diva-Panvel. Third and fourth additional lines between Virar and Dahanu Road, fifth and sixth additional lines between Borivali and Virar, third and fourth lines between Kalyan and Kasara, and third and fourth lines between Kalyan and Karjat.

Ongoing railway projects Name of route

Wardha-Nanded (new line) Amravati-Narkhed (new line) Baramati-Lonand (new line) Ahmednagar-BeedParli- Vaijnath Pen-Roha (doubling)

Route length (km)


Total estimated cost (US$ million)


Current status
Physical progress 3.5% Completed in July 2012 Physical progress 17% Work of track linking completed upto 11.7 km remaining work is in progress. Physical progress 48%.







Extension of Harbour Line from Goregaon to Borivali.

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is a mega infrastructure project of US$ 90 billion with financial & technical aid from Japan, covering an overall length of 1,483 km between Delhi and Mumbai. The corridor will pass through the six states UP, NCR of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

40 54 35

37.4 25.5 25.5

Baramati-Lonand (new line)

Panvel-Pen (doubling)

Physical progress 95%.

Physical progress 72%. Work is in progress and is expected to be completed in near future




Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13

There are three international and five domestic airports in Maharashtra. International flights operate from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, Lohegaon Airport in Pune and Dr Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur. Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited is developing additional airports in Maharashtra including Solapur, Shirdi, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Amravati, Jalgaon and a new international airport at Rajgurunagar (Navin Chakan, Pune). Mumbai Airport is one of the busiest airports in India. In order to reduce congestion in Mumbai International Airport, an additional airport has been proposed at Navi Mumbai. The total traffic at Mumbai airport was 21.0 million domestic and 9.5 million international passengers in 2011-12. The total traffic at Pune airport was 3.2 million domestic and 0.6 million international passengers in 2011-12.

International airport Domestic airport

AAI: Airports Authority of India

Along a coast line of 720 km, there are two principal ports: MbPT and JNPT. In addition, there are 53 minor ports. JNPT is the country's largest container port. MbPT and JNPT handled 44.09 million tonnes and 48.0 million tonnes of cargo traffic, respectively, over 2012-13 (up to December). JNPT has a container terminal, which has been developed through private investment on a BOT basis. The state government has decided to develop minor ports in the state with the participation of the private sector under the control of Maharashtra Maritime Board. In Phase-I, six minor ports are being developed. The Dhamankhol-Jaigad port has become operational, with two cargo berths in the first phase. The Dighi port is ready for commissioning.
Note: BOT - Build-Operate-Transfer MbPT - Mumbai Port Trust JNPT - Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Minor ports in Maharashtra

Manori Kalyan Thane Versova Bandra Trombay Ulwa-Belapur Panvel Mora Mandwa Karaja Thal Rewas Bankot Kelshi Sriwardhan Dharamtar Kumbharu

Harnai Dabhol Palshet Borya Jaigad Tiwri-Varoda Purnagad Jaitapur Vijaydurg Deogad Achara Malvan Niwti Vengurla Redi Kiranpani Ratnagiri Dighi

Dahanu Tarapur Nawapur Satpati Kelwa-Mahim Arnala Datiware Uttan Bassein Bhiwandi Alibag Revdanda Borli / Mandla Nandgaon Murud-Janjira Rajpuri Mandad

Source: Indian Ports Association; Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13

As of May 2013, the state had a total installed power generation capacity of 30,354.0 MW, up from 26,142.0 MW an year ago. Thermal power contributed 22,175.20 MW to the total installed power generation capacity, followed by renewable power (4,156.82 MW), hydropower (3,331.84 MW) and nuclear power (690.14 MW). State utilities are the major contributors to total installed power generation capacity in Maharashtra with 12,260.59 MW of capacity, followed by 11,466.07 MW under the private sector and 6,627.34 MW under central utilities.

Installed power capacity (MW)

26,142.0 20,415.4 21,378.9 22,645.2 30,354.0






Source: Central Electricity Authority *As of May 2013

The industrial sector is the largest consumer of electricity, followed by domestic and agriculture. Total electricity consumption in the state was 71,711 million kWh during 2012-13 (up to December 2012). The peak requirement for power in the state stood at 14,048 MW over 2012-13 (up to December 2012). Maharashtra has a potential for generating 9,361 MW through renewable energy sources. As of December 2012, around 53.3 per cent of the states renewable energy potential is yet to be tapped.

Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Limited (MAHAGENCO) Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co Limited (MAHATRANSCO) Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Limited (MAHAVITARAN)

Generation Transmission Distribution

Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13

According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 68.4 million wireless subscribers and 2.5 million wire-line subscribers in Maharashtra, as of March 2013. As of March 2013, the tele-density of Maharashtra was 88.56 per cent. As of January 2013, the state had 12,611 post offices. Maharashtra has the largest broadband subscriber base in the country.

Telecom infrastructure (March 2013)

Wireless subscribers 68,400,365

Wireline subscribers
Broadband subscribers Post offices Teledensity (per cent)

2,355,047* 12,611** 88.56

Sources: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, India Post, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, *As of December 2011 **As of January 2013

Major telecom operators in Maharashtra

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) Bharti Airtel Idea Cellular Vodafone Essar Reliance Communications Tata Teleservices Aircel Limited
Sources: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), 82 projects (worth US$ 2,139.0 million) have been sanctioned for Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik and Pune as of March 2013. As of March 2013, a total of US$ 793.3 million was released for projects under JNNRUM. Some of the key areas of development are roads and flyovers, water supply, solid-waste management, drainage/storm water, sewerage and mass rapid transport system. As of March 2013, a total of 31 JNNURM projects were completed in the state. These projects were located in Greater Mumbai, Pune, Nanded, Nasik and Nagpur; related to roads and flyovers, water supply, solid waste management, development of heritage areas, drainage/storm water drains and urban transport. These projects were approved during the period from 2006 to 2010. As per the Census 2011, out of the total households in the state, 67.9 per cent households had tap water as drinking water facility. Mumbai has a maximum average water supply of 200 LPCD. The actual water supply in different areas of Mumbai ranges from 90 LPCD to 350 LPCD.
Sources: Department of Environment, Government of Maharashtra, JNNURM, Ministry of Urban Development Note: LPCD: Litres per capita per day

Project Name
Modernisation of Mumbai International Airport Development of an all-weather and multipurpose port at Rewas Mumbai Trans Harbour-Link Rewas Green Field Port Surat-Dahisar Mumbai-Pune Expressway Mumbai Container and Cargo Berth Project Pune Sholapur Package-I JNPT Third Container Terminal, Gateway Terminals India Private Limited (GTIPL) Development of SDC at Chinchwad by MC Pimpri Chinchwad

Airports Ports Roads Ports Roads Roads Ports Roads Ports

PPP Type
LDOT BOT BOT-Toll BOT-Toll BOT-Toll BOT-Toll BOT-Toll BOT-Toll BOT-Toll

Project Cost (US$ million)

1,209.8 901.7 1,147.2 745.5 527.3 340.0

Construction Construction Under bidding Under bidding Construction In operation Under bidding Construction In operation

231.5 273.3 3.93 0.01

Municipal infrastructure
Municipal infrastructure


Under implementation
Under implementation

Construction & maintenance of public toilets by Municipal Corporation, Pune

Source: BOT: Build-Operate-Transfer, LDOT: Lease-Develop-Operate-Transfer, SDC: Software Development Centre

Some of the operational SEZs in Maharashtra Name/Developer

SEEPZ, MIDC Hiranandani Business Park Infosys Technologies Ltd Serum Bio-Pharma Park EON Kharadi Wipro DLF Akruti Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation Dynasty Developers The Manjari Stud Farm MIDC Syntel International Mangarpatta Township Development and Construction Co MIDC Serene Properties Private Limited Wardha Power Company Pvt Ltd

Andheri East, Mumbai Powai Mulshi, Pune Pune Haveli, Pune Hindawadi, Pune Hinjewadi, Pune Mihan, Nagpur Pune Pune Pune Pune Pune Aurangabad Thane Chandrapur

Primary industry
Electronics, gems and jewellery IT/ITeS IT/ITeS Pharmaceutical and biotechnology IT/ITeS IT/ITeS IT/ITeS Multi-product IT/ITeS IT/ITeS IT/ITeS IT/ITeS Electronics hardware and software Engineering & electronics IT/ITeS Power sector

Some of the SEZs with formal approvals Name/Developer

MIDC Maharashtra Airport Dev. Corporation Indiabulls Industrial Infrastructure Limited Khed Economic Infrastructure Limited Marathon Pachin Infrastructure Wockhardt Infrastructure Development Limited MIDC MIDC Essel Infraprojects Ltd Navi Mumbai SEZ Pvt Ltd M/s Bajaj Auto Limited Sunstream City Private Limited (Zeus Infrastructure Pvt Ltd) Sinima Meadows Limited

Amravati Mihan, Nagpur Nashik Khed, Pune Raigad Shendre, Aurangabad Butibori, Nagpur Hinjawadi, Pune Gorai-Manori-Uttan Region, Mumbai Village Ulwe, Navi Mumbai Waluj, Aurangabad Thane Raigad

Primary industry
Multi product Multi product Multi product Multi product Multi product Pharmaceutical Textiles IT/ITeS Multi services Multi services Automobile and automobile Components IT/ITeS Multi-services

Some of the SEZs with valid in-principal approvals Name/Developer

Supreme Petrochem Ltd Gitanjali Gems Limited Rewas Ports Limited Gitanjali Gems Limited

Taluk Roha, Raigad Nanded Rewas, District Raigarh Aurangabad

Primary industry
Plastic processing Gems and jewellery Multi product Gems and jewellery Free trade and warehousing zones (FTWZ) Power

Jafza Pvt Ltd

Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited


Maharaja Multitrade Pvt Ltd

ISPAT Industries Limited Gitanjali Gems Limited M/s. Chowgule Port & Infrastructure Pvt Ltd M/s. Videocon Industries Limited Gitanjali Gems Limited

Igatpuri, District Nashik

Raigad Nagpur Jaigad, District. Ratnagiri, Navi Mumbai Nashik

Multi-product Multi-product Port based engineering Electronic hardware and software Multi-services


Maharashtras education infrastructure consists of 20 universities, 1,00,084 primary schools, 21,884 secondary schools and higher secondary schools. The state has 1,004 engineering colleges (diploma, graduate and post-graduate) with an annual enrolment of 622,045 students.

Education infrastructure (2011-12)

Primary schools Secondary and higher secondary schools Engineering colleges (diploma, graduate and post-graduate) Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) 100,084* 21,884 1,004 766 68 2,387 508 54^

There are 766 industrial training institutes (ITIs) and 68 architecture colleges, with an annual enrolment of around 157,523 and 5,871 students, respectively.
The state is home to some of the most reputed national R&D institutes, viz., the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, the National Chemical Laboratories and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. One of the well-known Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is located in Mumbai. Pune is also an important education hub of India.

Architecture colleges Arts, Science, Commerce & Law Colleges Management Science Universities

Sources: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13, University Grants Commission *Provisional, ^Data for 2012-2013

Literacy rate in Maharashtra

Male Female

89.8% 75.5%
Source: Census 2011 (provisional data)

The state has a three-tier public health infrastructure, comprising hospitals, primary health centres and health units, community health centres and sub-centres. As of 2012, the number of beds in various public and government-aided health institutions in the state totalled 1,19,355; the state had 106 beds per 100,000 of population. As of February 2013, Maharashtra had 498 state level hospitals, 23 district hospitals, 85 sub district hospitals, 458 community health centres 1,811 primary health centres and 10,580 sub-centres.

Health infrastructure (As of February 2013)

State level hospitals District hospitals Sub-district hospitals Community health centres Rural hospitals/cottage hospitals Primary health centres Sub-centres 498* 23 85 458* 363 1,811 10,580

Health indicators of Maharashtra (October 2012)

Population served per government hospital 82,264*

Birth rate (per thousand persons)

Death rate (per thousand persons) Infant mortality rate (per thousand live births)

6.3 25

Life expectancy at birth (years)

Male (2011-15) 68.9

Female (2011-15)


Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra 2012-13 *As of October 2012

Sources: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin 2012 (, Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13 *As of January 2012

Cricket is the prominent sport in Maharashtra. The other popular sports are hockey and tennis. The state has a number of sports stadiums located in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. The most well-known ones are the Wankhede Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the Nehru Stadium in Pune and the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur. The state has a number of entertainment centres and multiplexes. The most famous entertainment centres include Essel World in Thane. The state is also home to almost all the major multiplex chains in the country including PVR Cinemas, Big Cinemas and Fun Cinemas. The state has a number of religious places, including the Siddhi Vinayaka temple (Mumbai), Shirdi, Nashik, Sach Khand Shri Huzur Gurdwara (Nanded). The Gateway of India, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Daulatabad Fort and Khandala are the main tourist destinations in the state. The Sahara Stadium in Pune has been built with modern outlook and state of the art facilities; the stadium has a seating capacity of about 36,000. Pune hosted the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games in October 2008 and saw the following nine sports on the programme; athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.
Source: Maharashtra Tourism, Government of Maharashtra

The resources, policy incentives, infrastructure and climate support investments in the state. MIDC is primarily responsible for the development of industrial infrastructure in the state. MAIDC, founded in 1965, is responsible for development of agro-based units in the state.

Memorandums of Understanding for 24 mega investment proposals worth US$ 3.4 billion were signed at the state governments two-day Advantage Vidarbha-2013 conference held in Nagpur in February 2013.

Key industries in Maharashtra

The Government of Maharashtra is promoting the development of several special economic zones (SEZs) across Maharashtra for sectors such as IT/ITeS, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, textile, automotive & autocomponents, gems & jewellery and food processing. Maharashtra attracted the highest FDI (US$ 62.8 billion) from April 2000 to February 2013. The states share in proposed investments and employment in India is 9.6 per cent and 19.8 per cent, respectively. MSSIDC was formed in 1962 to provide a new orientation and strength to the development of small-scale industries in the state. Its main objective is to aid, counsel, assist, finance, protect and promote interests of small industries.

Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology IT and ITeS Electronics Engineering Auto and auto components Petrochemicals, oil and gas Food & agro processing Gems and jewellery industry Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) Textiles

Note: MIDC - Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation MAIDC - Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation MSSIDC - Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation

Maharashtra accounts for approximately 18.4 per cent of the countrys pharmaceutical output by value. As of November 2012, the state had a total of 66 registered biotech units, of which 50 were MSMEs and 16 were large scale units. Major pharmaceutical units, such as Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, have presence in the state. Major opportunities have emerged in the pharmaceutical sector, primarily, in the areas of contract research, contract manufacturing and clinical trials. The state has a well-developed laboratory, research and development infrastructure, and a strong resource pool.
Source: MSME: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Maharashtra is the base for top bio-agri companies such as Monsanto, Mahyco, and Ajeet seeds. The western biotech cluster is Indias leading cluster, accounting for 46 per cent of overall revenue of US$ 261.4 million. Maharashtra is the top contributor (35.04 per cent) to total biotech revenue. Pune-based Serum Institute contributes about 13 per cent and 6 per cent to Maharashtra and Indias biotech revenue respectively. Mumbai (with a revenue of US$ 56.6 million) and Pune (US$ 21.9 million) have made Maharashtra the leading biotech state in India. The Maharashtra government has set up an international biotech park in Hinjewadi, 10 km from Pune city. This is the first public-private biotechnology park initiative in the state.

Investment opportunities in biotechnology sector

Vaccines Bioactive therapeutic proteins Agriculture sector Contract R&D

Clinical trials and outsourcing

Source: MSME: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Maharashtra declared its Biotech Policy in 2001. Public biotech parks have been developed in the state at MIDC Jalna and MIDC Hinjewadi (Pune). Five private BT parks are proposed with an investment of about US$ 56 million. Eight BT-SEZs under the public sector are proposed in the state, with an estimated investment of US$ 738 million. This is expected to generate about 94,000 employment opportunities.

Registered BT units (up to November 2012) Total units BT units Registered


Investment (US$ million) LOI


Employment Registered





Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra, 2012-13

Key players
GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals is one of the oldest players in the Indian pharmaceuticals industry, established in 1924. In 2012, the company earned revenues of US$ 555.4 million. The company produces medicines that treat major disease areas such as asthma, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions. The company is also a leader in the important areas of vaccines and is developing new treatments for cancer. The company is headquartered at Mumbai, with manufacturing facilities in Nashik and Thane.

Cipla Ltd

Cipla is one of the Indian majors in the pharmaceuticals sector with revenues of US$ 1.5 billion in 2011-12. It is also one of the oldest players in the sector. The company has manufacturing units at Vikhroli (Mumbai) and Patalganga.

Wockhardt Ltd

Wockhardt, headquartered in Mumbai, is a major player in the integrated healthcare segment. Its market presence covers formulations, biopharmaceuticals, nutrition products, vaccines and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). In 2012-13, the company had earned revenues of US$ 1.03 billion. It has set up a global-scale biopharmaceuticals manufacturing park, the Wockhardt Biotech Park, in Aurangabad. This state-of-the-art complex comprises six dedicated manufacturing facilities, and is designed according to USFDA and EMEA standards.

Lupin Ltd

Lupin is one of the significant players and primarily derives its revenue from formulations. Total revenues of the company in 2011-12 were about US$ 1.45 billion. The company has its manufacturing plants at Tarapur and Aurangabad.

USFDA: US Food and Drug Administration, EMEA: Europe, the Middle East and Africa

IT is one of the top notch sectors in the state, with maximum thrust, development and investment. As a proportion of national GDP, revenues from the IT & ITeS sector in Maharashtra grew to around 7.5 per cent over 201112 from 1.2 per cent during 1997-98. Over 2011-12, Maharashtra accounted for around 23.2 per cent of the countrys software exports (made by registered units through STPI). Software exports are estimated to be at around US$ 7.6 billion during 2011-12. The Government of Maharashtra is focusing on providing IT-related infrastructure, fiscal incentives to IT units and an institutional framework for the IT sector. Maharashtra has 37 public IT parks established by MIDC and CIDCO. A total of 479 private IT parks have been approved in the state, of which 122 are functional with an investment of US$ 499.3 million, thereby creating employment of about 0.32 million. The remaining 357 IT parks, with a proposed investment of US$ 2,208 million, have been given Letters of Intent, and are expected to generate 1.6 million employment opportunities. The prime IT/ITeS clusters are Greater Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Nasik. Pune is the leader in business process outsourcing services.
MIDC: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation CIDCO: City and Industrial Development Corporation STPI: Software Technology Parks of India Nasscom and AT Kearney's report Assessment of 50 Leading Cities

Infosys Pune complex is the largest facility worldwide for Infosys. Aurangabad, Nagpur and Nasik are the emerging centres in Maharashtra. The state generates a majority of its revenues from the US and Europe. Government initiatives: Additional floor space index for IT parks and recreational, residential and other support facilities would be provided.

Eligible IT-ITeS units covered under the Package Scheme of Incentives (PSI) would be exempted from the payment of electricity duty.
IT units would be supplied with power at industrial rates. Property tax shall be levied on IT/ITeS units at par with residential rates. VAT on the sale of IT products would be generally charged at a minimum floor rate.
Source:, Nasscom and AT Kearney's report Assessment of 50 Leading Cities

Key players

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with around 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The company has several development centres across India. It has major operating centres in Mumbai and Pune.


IBM is one of the biggest IT solutions and product firms having presence across the globe. It has a significant presence in India with centres in Pune.


Capgemini is a global IT major headquartered in Paris, France, and operates in more than 40 countries. The company provides solutions across all verticals in industry. It has software centres in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune.

Infosys Technologies Ltd

Infosys is a well-known IT giant with development centres across India. In 2012-13, it earned revenues of US$ 7.40 billion. The company has a development centre at Wakad, Pune and one of its BPO centre here.

Maharashtra occupies an important place in both the production and export of engineering goods from the country. The engineering industry in the state is highly diversified and produces a large range of machine-parts, from industrial machinery to industrial castings and forgings. The industry, which was initially concentrated in the Mumbai-Pune belt, has spread all over the state with the major production centres in Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik and Kolhapur. The major engineering items of production and export in Maharashtra are textile mill machinery, machinery for sugar, cement and chemical plants, food processing machinery, construction machinery, tractors, electric power machinery, transmission line towers, automobiles and ship building. Engineering major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) plans to set up a new manufacturing facility in Maharashtra for which it would invest US$ 33.17 million. BHEL is setting up a new power equipment fabrication plant at Bhandara in the Vidharba region of Maharashtra. The greenfield unit is being set up by the company with an initial investment of US$ 92.0 Million and would provide direct employment to about 700 people. It is also setting up a silicon solar cell at Sakoli in the Bhandara district. On 19 October 2011, Greaves Cotton Limited, one of India's leading engineering companies, inaugurated its state-of-the-art green field plant in Shendra, Aurangabad in Maharashtra, with an investment of US$ 9.2 million.

Key players
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T)

Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) is a diversified Indian conglomerate with interests in engineering and construction. Revenues of the company in 2012-13 was US$ 14.2 billion. It is one of the oldest running companies, headquartered in Mumbai. The company has manufacturing facilities at Mumbai and Ahmednagar.

Greaves Cotton Ltd

Greaves Cotton is one of the oldest and well diversified engineering companies in India. Its core products include diesel/petrol engines, pumpsets and construction equipment and gensets. It has manufacturing facilities at Chakan, Chinchwad, Chikalthana, Shendra and Waluj in the state.

Siemens Group

Siemens Group, is a leading inventor, innovator and implementer of leading-edge technology enabled solutions operating in the core business segments of industry, energy and healthcare. The company is based in Navi Mumbai.


ABB is one of the leading engineering companies in the world. The ABB group operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people. It offers an extensive array of products and services within power and automation technologies. ABB operations in India include 12 manufacturing facilities with over 10,355 employees. The company has a manufacturing facility in Mumbai.

Maharashtra contributes about 10.4 per cent to Indias textiles and apparels output. The state has the largest area under cultivation for cotton (33.6 per cent). Maharashtra is the largest cotton producer in India. It accounts for about 65 million kg of cotton production (25 per cent of the country's total production). Over the period from August 1991 to March 2012, the state witnessed FDI in 122 major textile projects, with an aggregate investment of US$ 219.4 million. The textile industry is the largest employer in Maharashtra and contributes around 27 per cent to India's total exports. Textile parks, aimed to provide world-class infrastructural components for the textile sector and enhance productive capacity, are being set up in Maharashtra to maintain its leadership position in textile exports and production. Some of the textile parks are the Nardhana Textile Park in Dhule, Butibori (Nagpur) Textile Park and Ambernath Textile Park.

Government initiatives: 100 per cent FDI is allowed in the textile sector under the automatic route. New Textile Policy 2011-17 lays emphasis on raising processing units at various levels from cotton to manufacturing textiles for assured long-term development on priority basis in the cotton producing sector, expansion of the textile industry and growth of employment in the state. The state would provide financial assistance in a manner that effective rate of interest payable by the eligible units would be 0 per cent or 2 per cent. Maharashtra would provide 10 per cent capital subsidy to new textile units in Vidarbha, Marathwada and Khandesh. The state government is taking steps to strengthen the textile industry by establishing textile parks in Nagpur, Dhule and Ambernath. Vidarbha, which has rich cotton belt, would be developed as a textile manufacturing zone.

Key players

Raymond was incorporated in 1925 and is a leading Indian textile major. The company is part of global conglomerate Raymond Group. Raymond was the first in 1959 to introduce a polywool blend in India to creating the world's finest suiting fabric the Super 240s made from superfine 11.6 micron wool. The Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limiteds textile products include bedding range, bedding accessories, bath linen, hotel linen and industrial fabrics. Product range also consists of bed sheets, bed covers, quilts, duvet covers, dohars, bed in bag sets, blankets, pillow cases, cushion covers, shams, cushions, pillows and bed decor sets, pool towels, bath towels, hand towels and face towels.

Bombay Dyeing

S. Kumars

S. Kumars is one of India's leading textile and apparel companies. With expertise in multi-fibre manufacturing, the company has extended its presence in multiple product categories from fabrics to apparels and home textiles. Its brands include Reid & Taylor, Belmonte, S.Kumars, Uniformity By Belmonte, Carmichael House and Stephens Brothers.


Siyaram Silk Mills, incorporated in 1978, is a leading producer of blended fabrics in India. The company is one of the most renowned vertically integrated textile companies in the country. It operates the widest range of latest machinery in its eco-friendly plants at Tarapur, Daman and Mumbai. The company had revenues of US$ 191.7 million for year ending March 2012.

Maharashtra has a strong presence in the petrochemicals, and oil and gas sectors. The petrochemical industry has had significant growth in the state after the installation of offshore oil wells near Mumbai, in 1976. Mumbai, Nagothane, Rabale & Patalganga are major petrochemical hubs, while Thane, Mumbai, Pune & Wardha are chemical hubs. The state contributes around 27.4 per cent to the countrys chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas output and around 15.0 per cent of the total production of basic petrochemical products in India. Opportunities primarily exist in the areas of polymers & plastics, fertilisers and synthetic yarns. The key competitive strength of the state in this industry is the upstream and downstream linkages for raw materials and products. The availability of oil & gas from Bombay High oil fields (offshore of Mumbai) has spurred the large-scale development of the chemicals and petrochemicals industries in the state. Bombay High accounts for over 50 per cent of the country's oil & gas production.

Government initiatives: 100% FDI is permissible in the chemical sector.

FDI investments in chemicals sector (US$ million)

3,970 4,189 3,780

Manufacture of most chemical products inter-alia, covering organic/inorganic, dyestuffs and pesticides, is de-licensed. Entrepreneurs are allowed to set up chemical industries through the Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM) route.

3,348 2,998 2,407 2,094 2,150 2,238









To mitigate the impact of anti-dumping, the government has imposed a 20 per cent safeguard on soda ash. Downstream SEZs have been planned to utilise the output out of chemical parks.

Source: CMIE MIDC: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation


Key players
Oil and Natural Gas Corp

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ranks as one of the leading oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies in the world in the terms of asset value. It is one of the top five companies in India in terms of market capitalisation (US$ 51.7 billion as of 01 July 2013). The companys revenues for 2012-13 stood at US$ 15.2 billion. It has a production facility at Uran (Navi Mumbai) and the corporate office is located at Mumbai.

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is one of the Navratna public sector units (PSUs). It is a major refining and oil retailing company in India. HPCLs revenue for 2012-13 was US$ 39.71 billion. It has an oil refining unit at Mumbai (west coast).

Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is engaged in the marketing and distribution, refining, trading and exploration of petroleum. Revenues of the company for 2012-13 were at US$ 52.57 billion. BPCL has a refinery at Mumbai.

Reliance Industries Ltd

Reliance Industries Limited, with revenues of US$ 68.4 billion for 2012-13, is the largest private sector firm in India and ranks 99 on the Fortune 500 companies list based on revenues. The company has diversified interests in energy, retail, textiles, petrochemicals, infotel and special economic zones. It has manufacturing facilities at Nagothane, Nagpur and Pathalganga in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra accounts for approximately 38.0 per cent of the countrys output of automobiles by value. The major automobile centres in the state include Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur. Pune is the largest auto hub of India with over 4,000 manufacturing units in the Pimpri-Chinchwad region alone. Pune is home to large players like Bajaj Auto Limited, Daimler Chrysler Limited, Tata Motors, etc. Nashik is home to one of India's largest multi-utility vehicle manufacturers Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Audi India has started production of the Audi Q7 luxury SUV in India at its Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra.

Automotive hubs in Maharashtra

ARAI, India's premier automotive R&D, certification organisation is present in Pune.



Investment opportunities in the auto sector

Partnership and alliances for auto component sector Vehicle retailing

Indias first Auto Cluster Development and Research Institute is in Maharashtra. Nagpur has been identified as the next automobile hub at Advantage Vidarbha Investors Meet 2013: The city has a centralised location and strong educational infrastructure to fulfil the requirements of skilled labours. Nagpur has some unutilised industrial infrastructure in the industrial zones of Butibori and Mihan that can be developed to provide adequate facilities to set up auto units. A mega international class expo centre would be set up in or near Nagpur, and events (such as automobiles exhibitions) would be held in the city.

Low cost vehicles

CVs to benefit from increasing infrastructure activity and heightened international interest Diversification in two wheeler segment Design centres Auto financing R&D

ARAI - Automotive Research Association of India

Key players

Bajaj Auto Ltd

Bajaj Auto is a major Indian automobile manufacturer. The company is world's fourth-largest two- and three-wheeler manufacturer with revenues of US$ 3.8 billion in 2012-13. The company manufactures and exports scooters, motorcycles and auto rickshaws. The company is based in Pune with a regional office at Akurdi and manufacturing plants in Chakan (Pune, manufactures motorcycles) and Waluj (near Aurangabad, manufactures motorcycles and three-wheelers).

Tata Motors Ltd

Tata Motors Limited is a multinational corporation headquartered in Mumbai, India. It acquired British automotive brands Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008. The company is the worlds fourth-largest truck and bus manufacturer. Total revenues of the company in 2012-13 were at US$ 34.8 billion. The company has an auto manufacturing and assembly unit at Pune. The Pune unit is spread over two geographical regions Pimpri (800 acres) and Chinchwad (130 acres).

Force Motors Ltd

Formerly known as Bajaj Tempo, Force Motors is a part of Firodia Enterprise that manufactures multi utility vehicles (MUVs), tractors, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and light commercial vehicles (LCVs). Matador was a popular LCV manufactured by Force Motors. The company has a manufacturing unit in Pune.

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd

Mahindra and Mahindra is one of the major auto manufacturers of India. The company generated US$ 8.03 billion of revenues in 2013. The companys products include tractors, SUVs and LCVs. It has manufacturing facilities at Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik.

Maharashtra is a major trade and tourist destination of India, attracting thousands of tourists from across the world every year. There are many temples in Maharashtra, some of them being hundreds of years old, constructed in a fusion of architectural styles borrowed from north and south India. Maharashtra has its own folk music. Folk musical programmes, such as Gondhal, Lavani, Bharud and Powada, are popular, especially in rural areas. The state is the centre of the Hindi film industry, known locally as Bollywood, and produces the largest number of films in the world. Maharashtra has a score of pilgrimage destinations, ranging from the ones that centre around mythology (e.g., Nasik; Warkar and Pune) and those celebrating the achievements of religious leaders and reformers (Shirdi, Haji Ali Shrine) to new age pilgrimage destinations such as the Osho Commune at Pune. Nasik is one of the four sites of the Kumbh Mela, which is held once in every 12 years. It is also known as the place where Lord Ram spent 14 years of exile. Maharashtra is the first state to declare a tourism district for tourism development. Sindhudurg is the first district in Maharashtra to be declared as a tourism district. The state has launched Unlimited Maharashtra advertising campaign through newspapers and television channels to attract tourists during summer vacations. A half-hour ferry ride across Mumbai harbor takes visitors to view the superbly carved 1,300 years old cave temple on the little island of Elephanta, a favorite picnic spot.

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation is the nodal agency for the implementation of Tourism Policy in the state. The action plan in Tourism Policy 2006 has been articulated by the state government considering tourism potential, coupled with employment potential, for the development of the tourism sector. During 2011-12, the state sanctioned US$ 17.8 million for thirty projects. Around US$ 12.0 million was released by the state and an expenditure of US$ 3.3 million was incurred. For 13 projects, the state government has sanctioned US$ 6.5 million and released US$ 2.9 million to MTDC during 2012-13.

Funds sanctioned by state and expenditure incurred (US$ million)

2010-11 2011-12

8 30

Funds Amount sanctioned received 1.8 17.8 1.3 12.0

Expenditure incurred 0.8 3.3

Source: Economic Survey of Maharashtra 2012-13

The Government of Maharashtra provides single-window clearance to all units to reduce the average time required for establishment of such units and issue various clearances required for setting up of industries at a single point. The government has taken following steps for setting up committees at various levels: District-level committee under the chairmanship of the District Collector for proposals from SSI units. State-level committee under the chairmanship of Development Commissioner (Industries) for MSI/LSI units. Mega projects committee under the chairmanship of Secretary (Industries) for mega projects and FDI proposals. A common application form (CAF) to be evolved for every applicant seeking to set up an industry and/or expansion unit and development of information system/software to process such applications online. Representatives of the concerned departments from whom the clearances are required to be the members of or invitees on the district, state and mega projects committees. The final decision will be given as far as possible within 30 days of receipt of dully filled CAFs.


The work of the Directorate of Industries, Maharashtra state, is mainly confined to the development and progress of largescale, small-scale and cottage industries in the state. The Department of Industries was reorganised and the Directorate of Industries was formed in August 1960. Control of cottage industries was transferred to the Directorate of Industries with effect from 1st December, 1960.

Contact information
Development Commissioner of Industries Government of Maharashtra Directorate of Industries New Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, Opposite Mantralaya, Mumbai Maharashtra-400 032 Phone: 91-22-22028616

Directorate of Industries

It also assists in the formulation and implementation of various policies and promotional schemes.


The objective of the company is to make available to the farmers of Maharashtra standard quality fertilisers, pesticides, agro engineering implements & animal feed to the extent required & at the time of requirement & at competitive rates. Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation Limited (MAIDC) has also been designated as the state nodal agency by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India. In its role as state nodal agency, it scrutinises & forwards various proposals of entrepreneurs under different schemes of assistance from the Government of India. It also helps entrepreneurs in preparing projects, selecting the area, etc.

Contact information

Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation Limited (MAIDC)

Rajan House 2nd Floor Prabhadevi Mumbai-400 025 Phone: 91-22-24300823 Email: Website:


1. The objectives of MIDC are as follows: a) To achieve balanced industrial development of Maharashtra with an emphasis on developing parts and underdeveloped parts of the state. b) Infrastructural development of each and every district of Maharashtra. c) Facilitate entrepreneurs in setting up industries at various locations. MIDC is an agent of the state government for carrying out activities of acquisition and disposal of land, provision of infrastructure facilities and providing other services to industrial centres.

Contact information

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC)

Udyog Sarathi Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E) Mumbai-400 093 Phone: 91-22-26870052/54/73 Fax: 91-22-26871587 Email: Website:

Approvals and clearances required Prior to setting up the unit


Respective departments

Development Authority Allotment of land/shed

Permission for land use

No-objection certificate under the Water Act, 1974 and the Air Act, 1981 Approval for construction activity and building plan No-objection certificate Provisional Trade Tax registrations

Industrial Development Authorities

Pollution Control Board Development Authority Fire Department

Central and State Excise Departments Registration under Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

Approvals and clearances required Before commencement of production

No-objection certificate under the Water Act, 1974 and the Air Act, 1981 No-objection certificate

Respective departments

Pollution Control Board Fire Department

Permanent Trade Tax registration under Central Sales Tax Act, 1956
Central and State Excise Departments Registration under Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

After commencement of production/activity

Registration Industries Department

Cost parameter

Cost estimate
Commercial: US$ 0.3 to US$ 1,456.5

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC)

Land (per sq m) Industrial: US$ 0.2 to US$ 728.3 Commercial: US 9 cents to US 16.6 cents Power (per kWh) Agricultural: US 3.2 cents to US 4.4 cents Industrial: US 8.1 cents to US 12.3 cents Skilled: US$ 2.4 to US$ 5.1 Labour (per day) Semi-skilled: US$ 2.3 to US$ 4.8 Unskilled: US$ 2.2 to US$ 3.7

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MAHAVITARAN)

Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Organic Farming Policy 2013


To promote and encourage organic farming in Maharashtra.

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Industrial Policy of Maharashtra, 2013 Objectives

To retain Maharashtras leadership position in industrial investment within the country. To create more employment opportunities.

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Textile Policy of Maharashtra, 2011-2017 Objective

To lay a special emphasis on raising processing units at various levels from cotton to manufacturing textiles for assured long term development on priority basis in the cotton producing sector; expansion of the textile industry and growth of employment in the state.

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Port Policy 2010


To increase the speed of development of greenfield ports, multi-purpose jetties and cargo terminals.

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Maharashtra IT/ITeS Policy 2009 Objectives

To promote investments in the field of IT across the state, particularly in Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad and in districts with low human development index (HDI) to exploit the potential of these locations and generate employment. To promote the development of special fields of application of IT such as animation, visual effects, gaming and comics.

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Tourism Policy 2006 Objective

To promote tourism and develop hospitality infrastructure with private sector participation in the state.

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Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Policy 2006


To help in the growth of special economic zones in the state. To encourage the growth of industries in Maharashtra.

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Child Development Policy 2002 Objectives

To achieve child development in a planned, structured and disciplined manner. The policy covers orphans, destitute, homeless and deviated children.

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Water Policy 2002 Objective

To ensure the sustainable development and optimal use of water resources to provide the greatest economic and social benefit for the people in the state.

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Grapes Processing Industry Policy 2001


The main objective of the policy is to develop the grape processing industry in the state, thereby, getting high product prices to farmers and creating better employment opportunities in the state.

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Maharashtra Biotechnology Policy 2001 Objective

To develop the biotechnology industry in the state and to lead the industry to a growth path so that it can become globally competitive.

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Exchange rates Year

2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13

INR equivalent of one US$

44.95 44.28 45.28 40.24 45.91 47.41 45.57 47.94 54.31
Average for the year

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