Maharashtra lies on the western coast of India. It is the third largest state in India, occupying approximately 9.4% of the country's total geographical area. The state is well connected to all the major markets with 4 international and 7 domestic airports, over 309,000 km of road network and 6,210 km of rail network. The state’s coastline of 720 km and presence of 55 ports facilitate about 22% of the total cargo transport in India. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the largest container port in the country, is connected to 34 Container Freight Stations (CFS) and 46 Inland Container Depots (ICD). The state has a total installed power capacity of over 43,000 MW. Therefore, the business community is welcome to explore many business opportunities in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra has a good presence of industrial clusters, especially automobile, IT & ITeS, chemicals, textiles and food processing clusters. Many lucrative investment opportunities in Maharashtra are offered in these sectors.
Maharashtra has ranked #1 in Export Preparedness Index in 2020. Moreover, the FDI in Maharashtra has accounted for over $10.8 bn during Oct 2019 - Sept 2020. Furthermore, the state has attracted over $23.43 Bn of Foreign Direct Investments during Oct 2019 – March 2021 and contributes 28% to India's total FDI inflow.
Maharashtra is major producer of Jowar and Arhar contributing 46.09 and 29.11 %, respectively to the total production of India.
Maharastra is the top recipient state during the F.Y. 2021-22 (upto June, 2021) with 23% share of the total FDI Equity inflows
World's largest film industry in terms of viewership - Bollywood is based out of Mumbai
Largest producer of crude oil (offshore) in India at Bombay High
2nd largest producer of cotton, sugarcane and banana in India