Maharashtra lies on the western coast of India. It is the third largest state in India, occupying approximately 9.4% of the country's total geographical area. The state is well connected to all the major markets with 4 international and 7 domestic airports, over 309,000 km of road network and 6,210 km of rail network. The state’s coastline of 720 km and presence of 55 ports facilitate about 22% of the total cargo transport in India. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the largest container port in the country, is connected to 34 Container Freight Stations (CFS) and 46 Inland Container Depots (ICD). The state has a total installed power capacity of over 43,000 MW.
Maharashtra has a good presence of industrial clusters, especially automobile, IT & ITeS, chemicals, textiles and food processing clusters and offers lucrative investment opportunities in these sectors.
Maharashtra has ranked #1 in Export Preparedness Index in 2020. Moreover, the state has attracted over $10.8 bn of Foreign Direct Investments during Oct 2019 - Sept 2020. Moreover, the state has attracted over $23.43 Bn of Foreign Direct Investments during Oct 2019 – March 2021 and contributes 28% to total India FDI inflow.
Maharashtra is major producer of Jowar and Arhar contributing 46.09 and 29.11 %, respectively to the total production of India.
Maharastra is the top recipient state during the F.Y. 2021-22 (upto June, 2021) with 23% share of the total FDI Equity inflows.