Why Maharashtra?

Maharashtra is a state located in the western region of India and is known to be the second largest state in terms of population. Maharashtra is 45% urbanized, and is a state with large cities besides the capital Mumbai such as Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Aurangabad.

10% of India’s total area is contributed by Maharashtra. It has a large base of skilled and industrial labour and the highest contributor to India’s FDI.

It not only scores high ranking on suppliers and sophistication conditions but also on the diversity of firms and innovation. Agriculture and Industries are the largest parts of the state's economy.

The state has thus identified thrust areas where it is looking for the most qualified investors globally to come and invest and utilize the opportunity.

Maharashtra Opportunities


It is not unknown that power is the backbone of any industry. MH produces more than 15% of countries electricity. MH undertakes multiple ways to produce electricity like thermal, wind, solar nuclear etc.


Roads and Railways

  • 99.2% of the villages are well connected with all weather roads in the state
  • 9.3 percent of total railway network in the country
  • 2 Major Railway zones
  • Dry Ports — Truck terminals and Railway sidings for easy freight movement

Air and Water Ports

  • 4 International and 7 Domestic Airports
  • 20 Airstrips
  • 3 Major ports
  • 21.76% of the total cargo traffic of the major ports in India is handled by the JnPT and MbPT ports
  • 53 Minor ports
  • 21.76% of the total cargo traffic of the major ports in India is handled by the JnPT and MbPT ports

Due to such transport facility, movement of people as well as goods has become very convenient.


MH has gained recognition as the largest Industrial water supplier in Asia as it has 1845 Dams within the state.

Human capital

 Maharashtra has a high ratio of young human resources.  MH has excellent human resource infrastructure in terms of educational institutions. The total number of universities in the state are 20. In addition to this, there are 21 deemed universities

The state is home to some of the most reputed national R&D institutions- one of them is IIT located in Mumbai. Pune is also an important education hub in India, often referred to as the “Oxford of the East.”


International schools and hotels and is well versed with the cosmopolitan culture. Due to such excellence and high performance delivered, people from abroad feel relaxed to invest in such a kind of place. It is known as the safest state due to the impressive law and order infrastructure.


Maharashtra is one of the most wealthiest and progressed state in India as it is the major contributor to the national industrial output, over 40% of India’s national revenue comes from MH.

Some of the most prominent projects:
  • Navi Mumbai Airport
  • DMIC
  • Mumbai Coastal road
  • Japanese Investment zone
  • Mumbai Metro Rail Project at Mumbai
  • Pune Metro Rail Project at Pune
  • Nagpur Metro Rail Project at Nagpur

Maharashtra - Policy

Maharashtra is an institution and policy driven state. Industrial Development of MH is backed by Progressive Industrial Policy. The industrial Policy for 2013-18 was launched in early 2013. It mainly focused to:

  • Retain MH’s leadership position in Industrial Investment within the country
  • Create more employment opportunities
  • Accelerate Investment flow to industrially underdeveloped regions of the State.

Current Investors in Maharashtra

MH offers a conducive business environment, excellent infrastructure support and trained quality manpower. It's business opportunities along with its potential to offer a higher standard of living attract migrants from all over India. To name a few:

  • Lupin
  • P&G
  • Audi
  • FIAT
  • TATA
  • Raymond
  • Johnson & Johnson