State Profile of Maharashtra,

June 29, 2010Mahashtraby EconomyWatch

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POPULATION (2001 census) 96752247
MALES 50334270
FEMALES 46417977
SEX RATIO (females/1000 males) 922
DENSITY OF POPULATION (Persons/ Square Km) 314
URBAN POPULATION % 42.4
LITERACY RATE (census 2001) in % 77.27
MALE LITERACY in % 86
MALE LITERATE in numbers 37184963
FEMALE LITERACY in % 67
FEMALE LITERATE in numbers 26780980
BIRTH RATE (PER 1000) (2002)P 20.2
DEATH RATE (PER 1000) 7.3
NSDP at current prices (2002-2003)* Rs Crores 241877 Rs Crores *(2001-2002)
PER CAPITA NSDP (2002-03) at current prices Rs 24736 Rs (2001-2002)

 

(2002)P: Provisional
*(2002-03): Advanced Estimates
*(2001-02): Quick Estimate
*(2000-01): Provisional Estimate
NSDP: Net State Domestic product
 

Source: Directorate of Economics & Statistics of respective State Governments (As on March 26, 2004), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Economic Activity: Services- Manufacturing- 35%; Services- 44%; Agriculture -21%

Investor Profile: : Govt. 55%; Foreign 23.1%; Indian 21.9%

State priority area: Software, Electronics, Textiles, Auto-ancillaries, and Metals.

Investment Strengths: Well-developed, fast improving Physical/ social infrastructure, excellent financial infrastructure, largest market for goods and services; high purchasing power

Cell phone/ 100 persons: 1.77

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

  • AUTO INDUSTRY
  • FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY
  • LEATHER INDUSTRY
  • FLORICULTURE INDUSTRY

 

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