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Industrial Development & Economic Growth in Maharashtra

Latest update: July, 2018

Economic Snapshot
Per capita Income

 

July, 2018

Maharashtra is situated in the western region of the country. It is the most industrialised state in India and has maintained its leading position in the industrial sector in the country. The state is a pioneer in small scale industries and boasts of the largest number of special export promotion zones. Maharashtra has a large base of skilled and industrial labour, making it an ideal destination for knowledge based and manufacturing sectors.

GSDP of the state grew at a CAGR (in Rs) of around 12.01 per cent from 2011-12 to 2016-17 whereas the Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) grew at a CAGR of around 12.02 per cent from 2011-12 to 2016-17.

The state’s capital, Mumbai, is the commercial capital of India and has evolved into a global financial hub. The city is home to several global banking and financial service firms. Pune, another major city in the state, has emerged as the educational hub. It is the one of the largest producer of sugarcane, pomegranates and cotton in the country.

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 According to the DIPP, cumulative FDI inflows* in the state of Maharashtra during April 2000 to March 2018 stood at US$ 115.706 billion.

Maharashtra is the largest producer of sugar and is the most industrialised state in India and has maintained the leading position in the industrial sector in the country. Sugar production reached 7.9 million tonnes from April 2017 to February 2018. The state is a pioneer in small scale industries and boasts of the largest number of special export promotion zones.

The following are some of the major initiatives taken by the government to promote Maharashtra as an investment destination:

  • In April 2018, the Maharashtra State Electricity Company Ltd embarked Rs 130 crore (US$ 20.17 million) project to develop and expand power infrastructure in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan-Dombivili.
  • 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 & auto components, gems & jewellery and food processing. As of March 2018, the state had 28 operational SEZs, of which the majority share is contributed by IT/ITeS, engineering and electronics segment.
  • 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 is focusing on providing IT-related infrastructure, fiscal incentives to IT units and an institutional framework for the IT sector.
  • 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.
  • In April 2018, IOCL, BPCL and HPCL and Saudi Aramco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Rs 3 lakh crore (US$ 46.55 billion) to jointly build and develop an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex with the capacity of processing 60 million metric tonnes per annum in Maharashtra.
  • As a part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the state government in planning to come up with an electronics policy for companies interested to invest in this sector in Maharashtra.
  • Sindhudurg airport will get operational in September 2018 and is expected to boost the aviation sector in the state.

Note:*Includes Maharashtra, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

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