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2nd Highest FDI inflow at 28% during FY 2020-21. Highest between October 2019 – September 2021 at 26%.

Mumbai, the state's capital is known as the financial capital of India and houses the headquarters of major corporate and financial institutions. Maharashtra is the automobile manufacturing and BFSI hub of the country

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 5 international and 13 domestic airports, over 3.01 Lakh km of road network, and over 6,000 km of rail network (10% share of railway route in India). The State’s coastline of 720 km and presence of 55 ports facilitate over 20% 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 43,497 MW (as of March 2020). 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 the highest value of exports; accounting for 20% of India’s exports. Maharashtra has ranked #1 in Export Preparedness Index in 2020. The State has attracted over $ 30.32 Bn of FDI during Oct 2019 – September 2021 and contributes to 26% of India’s total FDI inflows.

Maharastra contributes to 15% of the industrial output in India. The State also commands one of the highest per capita incomes in India at $ 2,900 (in 2019-20).

One of the leading States with 991 Engineering and Management Colleges and 958 ITIs, Maharashtra has the highest employable talent in India at 68%.

Displaying robust digitization, Maharashtra has the largest base of internet subscribers in India at 97 million, and also 133 million telecom subscribers.

Bollywood

World's largest film industry in terms of viewership - Bollywood is based out of Mumbai

Crude Oil

Largest producer of crude oil (offshore) in India at Bombay High

Sugarcane

Largest producer of Jowar and Arhar; 2nd largest producer of cotton, sugarcane, soybean, and total cereals in India

Tourism

Tourism

Maharashtra offers a wide range of attractions such as caves, creeks, beaches, mountains, monuments, and forts to engage tourists.

The State saw the arrival of 39.2 mn domestic and 1.3 mn foreign tourists during 2020.

Textile

Textile and Garments

Maharashtra is a leading producer of cotton, silk and bamboo among other fibres. Textile sector is the 2nd highest employment generator in the state after agriculture.

The state has 14 private and 10 government textile parks being set up with plug and play facilities. Recently launched Textile Policy of the state offer various incentives in the form of upgradation subsidy, interest subsidy and tax exemptions to attract over $ 5.6 bn worth of investments and create 1 mn new jobs by the end of 2023.

Maharashtra’s textiles and garments sector contributes to 12% share to India’s output and 16% share to India’s exports.

Food

Food Processing

Maharashtra is a leading producer of pulses, sugarcane, banana and cashew nut in India.

The state is the largest producer of grapes in India and gives impetus to grape processing and wine industry by way of a dedicated industrial policy and three wine parks. It has the presence of eight food parks and three floriculture parks developed with world-class facilities. Maharashtra’s food processing sector contributes to 19% share to India’s output and 15% share to India’s exports.

Auto

Automobile and Auto-Components

Maharashtra’s automobile and auto-components sector contributes to 20% share to India’s output and 25% share to India’s exports.

The major automobile centres in the state include Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur.

Electronics

Electronic System Design and Manufacturing

Maharashtra’s ESDM sector contributes to 20% share to India’s output and 18% share to India’s exports

The state has three electronic manufacturing clusters (EMC) coming up in Pune, Aurangabad and Navi Mumbai with facilities for R&D and testing. Talegaon and Khed in Pune district are well-established ESDM hubs in the state and have a locational advantage of excellent connectivity to two of India's largest ports – Mumbai Port and JNPT.

IT&BPM

Information Technology

Maharashtra accounts for more than 20% of India's software exports.

Pune is among top three cities in India in software exports, while Aurangabad, Nashik and Kolhapur are the emerging cities.

The state government developed 37 IT parks and approved 472 others during 2016-17. It offers incentives under the State's Industrial Policy for various infrastructure investments such as knowledge parks, exemption on filing patents etc.

Biotech

Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

Maharashtra has one of the highest numbers of pharmaceutical manufacturing units in the country. The state contributes 17% to the country’s total pharmaceutical output and 20% in total exports.

The state offers well-developed infrastructure in the form of effluent and hazardous waste treatment plants in more than 20 locations. It also has well-developed pharma hubs in cities such as Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Mumbai. 

45.2%

Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
929

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

About 68% of Maharashtra's population is employable, making it the State with the highest employable talent in India.About 66% of Maharashtra's population is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Maharashtra, the second most populated state in India, is home to about 9% of the country's total population. The state's total population of ~112 mn and is equivalent to the population of Mexico on 1/6th of their land area.

Industrial Land Bank Portal

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