Known as the Business Capital of India, the State is Home to Some of the Largest Corporates of the Country

Why Invest in Maharashtra


Top Contributor to India’s Production of Fruits, Oil Seeds, Pulses, Sugarcane and Nutri Cereals


India’s Most Industrialised State with Excellent Connectivity for Domestic and Foreign Movement of Goods


Three Mega Food Parks, 25 SEZs and Seven Designated Food Parks

Source: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture (2015-16)
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture (2015-16)

S. No. Category Districts
1. Pomegranate Nashik, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Pune
2. Pigeon Pea Latur, Akola, Buldhana, Amravati, Nanded
3. Papaya Nandurbar, Dhule, Akola, Jalgaon
4. Onion Jalgaon, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar
5. Milk Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Osmanabad, Nashik
6. Banana Akola, Jalgaon, Nanded, Pune
7. Fisheries Thane, Raigarh, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg
8. Grapes Nashik , Ahmednagar, Pune, Satara, Solapur and Osmanabad

Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India – Central and State License

S. No. Category Districts
1. Chilly Powder Processing Dhule, Pune, Kohlapur
2. Beverages Nashik, Raigad, Solapur
3. Sugar Processing from Jaggery Kohlapur, Pune, Satara
4. Fruits Processing Pune, Aurangabad
5. Bakery Products Greater Mumbai, Jalgaon, Jalna
6. Pulses Processing Nagpur, Jalgaon
7. Rice Mills Gondia, Gadchiroli
8. Prepared Foods Dhule, Beed

Source: Cold Chains: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (dated 31.08.2017)
Food / Industrial Park: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Year -2015)

S. No. District Type of Food Parks Name of Food Parks Total Land (Ha) Available Area (Ha)
1. Aurangabad Mega Food Park Paithan Mega Food Park Private Limited 44 0.04
2. Aurangabad Industrial Estate Siddeshwar Co-op. Industrail Estate 6.93 6.93
3. Bid Food Park Kada Gramudyog Co-Op. Industrial Estate 2.72 2.72
4. Bid Food Park Yogeshvari Co-Op Industrial Estate. 6.14 6.14
5. Buldana Industrial Estate Govindrao Bhatiya co.op industrial estate ltd 4.76 4.76
6. Gondiya Industrial Area Gondia Industrial Area 146.14 0
7. Jalgaon Industrial Estate Sawada phejpur parisar co.op industrial estate 5.39 5.39
8. Nashik Food Park Additional Vinchure Industrial Area 68 51.51
9. Nashik Food Park Shree Samarth Co-Op. Industrial Estate 15 15
10. Raigarh Industrial Area TALOJA Industrial Area 907.82 907.82
11. Raigarh Special Economic Zones JNPT SEZ 277 277
12. Satara Mega Food Park Satara Mega Food Park Private Limited 25.89 25.89
13. Satara Food Park Koyana Co-Op. Industrial Estate 2.63 2.63
14. Thane Industrial Area Additional Ambernath Industrial Area 479.27 1.44
15. Wardha Mega Food Park Wardha Mega Food Park Private Limited 23.47 23.47
16. Yavatmal Food Park Tukaram Rajappa Padgilwar Co-Op. Industrial Estate 2.67 2.67

Key Production Statistics

State Govt Initiatives

Ease of Doing Business

  • Time bound single-window clearance through the portal that allows single application, payment, tracking and monitoring eliminating the need for physical touch points with the Government offices
  • Mobile application and investor helpline for supporting and facilitating investors
  • Self-certification scheme with a Single Integrated Return Form for implementation of sixteen Labour Laws in the State
  • Shortened the time limit for processing consent application by Pollution Control Department from 120 days to 60 days
  • To tackle the land issue, higher Floor to Area Ratio has been allowed on agricultural land converted for industrial use and powers for zone conversion have been delegated downward 

Policy Incentives

  • To support the Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP), being implemented in backward areas of Maharashtra, in addition to the central funding a subsidy of 10 per cent of the project cost is being offered 
  • New as well as existing units that are undertaking expansion/ diversification (including Mega and Ultra Mega Projects) in upcoming industrial areas, No Industry Districts and Naxalism affected areas have been exempt from payment of stamp duty payable during the investment period 
  • In highly industrialised areas, stamp duty exemption of 50 per cent is granted on the first conveyance deed
  • All eligible New Units in the upcoming industrial areas and No-Industry District(s) and Naxalism affected areas are exempted from payment of Electricity Duty up to a maximum of 15 years from the date of commencement
  • The State Government reimburses 50 per centof the rent up to a maximum of INR 1 lakh per year
  • A subsidy of 5 per cent, subject to a maximum of INR 25 lakhs,  is granted on capital equipment purchased for technology upgradation
  • A subsidy of 25 per cent upto a maximum of INR 5 lakhs, is available on capital equipment for measures towards clean manufacturing 

Key Players