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Home to the world's largest film industry: Bollywood

MAHARASHTRA

Maharashtra is the third largest state in India. Its capital Mumbai is home to Bollywood, the world’s largest film industry in terms of viewership. The economy of the state is driven by manufacturing, international trade and mass media. Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is headquarters to major corporations.

 

Key upcoming projects

- Navi Mumbai International Airport with an investment of USD 2.5 bn

- National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Nagpur

- Smart Cities Mission, for which Nashik, Thane, Pimpri Chinchwad, Solapur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Aurangabad and Pune are cities identified in Maharashtra

Highlights

  • 1
    World's largest film industry: Bollywood; is based out of Mumbai
  • 2
    Largest producer of crude oil (offshore) at Bombay High
  • 3
    Second largest producer of cotton, sugarcane and banana

HIGHLIGHTS

Key Sectors

Textile

Textile

Maharashtra accounts for 11.4% of India’s textile and apparel output. The sector is second largest employment generator for both skilled and unskilled labourers in the state.

 

Tourism

Tourism

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

 

Food Processing

Food Processing

Major processing industries in the state include sugar, milk, poultry, rice and flour mill, edible oil and fruit and vegetable units.

 

Gems and Jewellery

Gems and Jewellery

Maharashtra is one of the key states in India with gemstone reserves and mining potential.

 

Automobile and Auto-Components

Automobile and Auto-Components

The state accounts for 38% of the country's output of automobiles by value. The major automobile centres in the state include Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur.

 

Electronic System Design and Manufacturing

Electronic System Design and Manufacturing

Maharashtra accounts for 30.5% of the industrial output of India's ESDM sector. The state has decided to set up three brown field electronic manufacturing clusters in Pune, Aurangabad and Navi Mumbai regions.

 

Information Technology

Information Technology

The state occupies a share of 20% in India's software exports. Pune is among top three cities in India in software exports.

 

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical

Maharashtra accounts for more than one-third of the biotech revenue in the country. The state also contributes 20% to India's pharmaceutical output.