Sectoral Strength
MIDC
MIDC's Continuous Efforts in Promoting Certain Industries have made Maharashtra a Pioneer in these sectors. We present the Initiatives taken in some of the Sectors Below.
 Airstrips
 Biotechnology
 Food processing
 Leather
 
 Automobile
 Floriculture
 IT & IT Enabled Services
 Textile
 
 
Airstrips
 Baramati Airstrip, Baramati
 Birsi Airstrip, Gondia
 Latur Airstrip, Latur
 Ozhar Airstrip, Ozhar
 Solapur Airstrip, Solapur
    
 Belora Airstrip, Amaravati
 Kawalapur Airstrip, Sangli
 Nanded Airstrip, Nanded
 Ratnagiri Airstrip, Ratnagiri
 Yavatmal Airstrip, Yavatmal
Baramati Airstrip, Baramati
This Airstrip is constructed by MIDC in 1996. The airstrip at Baramati is at a distance of 12 Km from Baramati city/ Baramati railway station.
Important Features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:-18 0 16’ N
    Longitude:- – 74 0 35’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 604 m
    Year Of Construction: -1996
    Total Area Of Airstrip Complex:- 165.00 Hect (58.30 Ha fenced area)
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1446 m x 45m
    Strength PCN / LCN: - 16 LCN
    Runway Orientation: - North West to South West (150 w.r.t. North direction towards East)
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:- C
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-NIL
    Terminal Building:- Yes
    Apron Parking Capacity. (ft) :-100 M x 75 M
    Compound Wall: -UCR and barbed wire fencing.
    Night Landing Facility:- NO
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: - facility of Baramati M.C. is used.
Air travel demand exists between Baramati and Mumbai and also to Ahmedabad, Banglore and Delhi. A 19-seater aircraft can cater to the existing demand and by 2010, with the growing demand, 62-seater aircraft services would be needed to meet the air travel demand.
 Belora Airstrip, Amaravati
This Airstrip constructed by PWD in 1992 is taken over by MIDC on 1/8/1997. The airstrip at Belora is located at a distance 25 Km from Amaravati city.
Important features of the airstrip
    Latitude:- 20 0 43’ N
    Longitude:- 77 0 49’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 1120 ft
    Year Of Construction: -1992
    Total Area Of Airstrip Complex:- 74.86 Ha
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1372 m x 35m
    Strength PCN / LCN: BITUMEN
    Runway Orientation: - 08/26
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-3C
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-NIL
    Terminal Building:- Yes
    Apron Parking Capacity. (ft) :-200 X 148
    Compound Wall: -UCR and barbed Wire fencing.
    Night Landing Facility:- NO
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: - No
Air travel demand exists between Baramati and Mumbai and also to Ahmedabad, Banglore and Delhi. A 19-seater aircraft can cater to the existing demand and by 2010, with the growing demand, 62-seater aircraft services would be needed to meet the air travel demand.
 Birsi Airstrip, Gondia
This Airstrip constructed in the British regime is taken over by MIDC from PWD on 1/8/1998. The airstrip at Birsi is located at a distance of 16 Km from Gondia town/ railway station
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 21 0 31’ N
    Longitude:- 80 0 17’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 1021 ft
    Year Of Construction: -1940
    Total Area Of Airstrip Complex:- 36.288 Ha
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1820 m x 45m
    Strength PCN / LCN: BITUMEN 20 CBR LCN
    Runway Orientation: - 05/23
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-3C
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-NIL
    Terminal Building:- Yes
    Apron Parking Capacity. (ft) :- 295 X 196
    Compound Wall: -BARBED WIRE FENCING
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: - facility of Nagar Parishhad is used
Air travel demand exists between Gondia and Mumbai and also between Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi. A 19-seater aircraft can cater to the existing demand.
 Kawalapur Airstrip, Sangli
The Airstrip at Kawalapur is located at 8 Km from Sangli city. In order to provide air services to all districts in the state the then Chief Minister had taken a decision to upgrade airstrip at Kawalapur, Sangli through MIDC in a meeting held on 6/1/1998. The airstrip is handed over to MIDC vide G.R. dated 16/2/1998. For the construction of airstrip 1.80 ha private and 66.76 ha government land is being acquired. The Collector, Sangli has issued orders on 28/8/2001 to transfer 66.76 ha Govt land to MIDC. Out of this land MIDC has received possession of 66.56 ha land on 23/10/2001.
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 16 0 55’ N
    Longitude:- 740 37’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 1870 ft (570 M)
    Year Of Construction: -land acquisition problem
    Total Area Of Airstrip Complex:- 66.56 Ha
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 2100 m x 200m (as recommended by RITES) (1800M x 30 M Asphalting)
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-1 B
    Terminal Building:- 24.23 M x 8.46 M (204.98 SQ M)
    Compound Wall: -7 rows of B.W. fencing & chain link fencing.
    Night Landing Facility -150W HPSV/70 W HPSV
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: -To be provided.
 Latur Airstrip, Latur
This Airstrip is constructed by PWD in 1991 and is taken over by MIDC from PWD on 11/5/2000. It is located on 15 Km on North side of Latur City.
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 18 0 26’ N
    Longitude:-780 28’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 633.85 m
    Year Of Construction: -1991
    Total Area Of Airstrip Complex:- 96.91 Ha
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1680 m x 30m
    Strength PCN / LCN: - Black Top
    Runway Orientation: - 05/23
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-3B
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-NIL
    Terminal Building:- YES
    Apron Parking Capacity. 100 m x 75 m
    Compound Wall: -CHAINLINK FENCING
    Night Landing Facility -TENDER IS FLOATED
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: -facility of Latur M.C. is used.
    Regular Traffic between Latur and Mumbai can Cater to the air travel needs of the Passengers.
 Nanded Airstrip, Nanded
The Airstrip is constructed by PWD in 1958 and taken over by MIDC from PWD on 10/4/2000. The airstrip at Nanded is located in Nanded City at a distance of 5 Km from Nanded railway station. .
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 19 0 11’ N
    Longitude:-770 20’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 373.985 m
    Year Of Construction: -1958
    Total Area Of Airstrip Complex:- 78.85 Ha. Land is in possession Land acquisition of 41.41 Ha in progress.
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1375 m x30m
    Strength PCN / LCN: - Black Top
    Runway Orientation: - 09/27
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-VAND/3C
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-NIL
    Terminal Building:-YES (219.50)
    Apron Parking Capacity. :- 100 M X 60 M
    Compound Wall: -UCR masonry compound wall with concentrena coil fencing
    Night Landing Facility -Tender Is Floated
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: - facility of Nanded M.C. is used
A regular flight between Nanded-Mumbai can cater the air travel need of the passengers.
 Ozhar Airstrip, Ozhar
This airstrip is in possession of HAL. It was designed and constructed basically to meet the test flying requirements of MIG series aircraft. A MoU was signed between HAL, State Govt and MIDC for providing night landing facility and to start passenger traffic from this airstrip on 10/1/2001. MIDC has provided night landing facility. HAL authorities will allow other aircrafts to use this airstrip as per the MoU.
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 200 17’ N
    Longitude:-730 55’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 1962 ft
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 3100 m x 46 m
    Strength PCN / LCN: - CONC/BITUMEN PCN-40
    Runway Orientation: - 9/27
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-VAOZ/4C
    Navigational AIDS:- NDB,VDF,GCA
    Rescue Category:-Available Class I Normal
    Terminal Building:-YES
    Apron Parking Capacity. (Ft): -Available
    Night Landing Facility -YES
As per the MoU MIDC has completed the work by incurring Rs. 190 Lakhs on behalf of State Govt. HAL authorities will allow other aircrafts to use this airstrip as per the MoU.
 Ratnagiri Airstrip, Ratnagiri
The airstrip constructed in 1964-65 is transferred to MIDC for upgradation, expansion and maintenance from PWD in 1997. The airstrip is located at a distance of 3 Km from Ratnagiri city/ railway station.
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 17 0 10’ N
    Longitude:-730 20’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 295 ft
    Year OF Construction: -1965
    Total Area OF Airstrip Complex:- 40.87 Ha
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1372 m x 45m
    Strength PCN / LCN: - TARMAK
    Runway Orientation: - 05/23
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-VARG/RTC/3C
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-CLASS III NORMAL
    Terminal Building:-YES
    Apron Parking Capacity. (Ft): -Available
    Night Landing Facility -No
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: -NO
From the traffic demand Ratnagiri has noteworthy interaction with Mumbai, Banglore and Delhi. A 19-seater aircraft operating between Ratnagiri and Mumbai can cater to the air travel needs of the passengers destined to Ahmedabad, Banglore, Chennai and Delhi. For the year 2010, a 19 seater with increased frequency or a 62 seater aircraft will be sufficient to meet the demand
 Solapur Airstrip, Solapur
The Airstrip at Solapur is located at 8 Km from Solapur city. This airstrip is in possession of PWD. The maintenance of the airstrip is carried by PWD.
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- N 17 0 37 ’ 35’’
    Longitude:-E 75 0 56’ 06’’
    Elevation From MSL:- 479.92 m
    Year Of Construction: -1987
    Total Area OF Airstrip Complex:- 365 ACRE
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 2025 m (1370 M X 45 M ASPHALTING)
    Runway Orientation: - FB 326 30 along NORTH EAST
    Terminal Building:-24.23M X 16.23 M ( 393.25 SQ M )
    Apron Parking Capacity. (Ft):
    Compound Wall: -5540 M
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: -Facility OF Solapur M Corporation Is Used.
 Yavatmal Airstrip, Yavatmal
This Airstrip is constructed by MIDC in 1998. The airstrip at Yavatmal is at a distance of 7 Km from Yavatmal city.
Important features of the Airstrip
    Latitude:- 280 23’ N
    Longitude:-78 0 12’ E
    Elevation From MSL:- 1408 ft
    Year Of Construction: -1998
    Total Area OF Airstrip Complex:- 113.93 Ha
    Length And Width Of Airstrip:- 1372mx 30.5m
    Strength PCN / LCN: - BITUMEN
    Runway Orientation: - 9/27
    ICAO/IATA/AIRFIELD CODE:-3C
    Navigational AIDS:- NIL
    Visual AIDS:- NIL
    Rescue Category:-NIL
    Terminal Building:-Yes
    Apron Parking Capacity. (Ft): 200 ft X 148 ft
    Compound Wall: -chainlink fencing
    Night Landing Facility:- No.
    Fire Fighting And Ambulance: -No
Yavatmal has a noteworthy interaction with Mumbai, Delhi, Banglore and Nagpur. A 19-seater aircraft operating between Yavatmal and Mumbai can cater to the existing travel needs of the passengers.
Biotechnology
 Strength of Maharashtra
 Highlights
 Financial Incentives
 The Biotech Park, Pune
 The Agri-Biotech Park, Jalna
Strength of Maharashtra
Biotechnology is a highly specialized segment of the Life Sciences industry and has its roots in the scientific revolution that has occurred in Molecular Biology over the past four decades. Biotechnology is a very different discipline from the chemistry of traditional pharmaceutical industries. The accelerating pace of discovery, particularly following the unraveling of the human genome, will ensure that biotechnology will remain a leading industry beyond the 21st century.
India has a large market. Besides, there is demand, both domestic and international, for biotech products and businesses in the area of biogenerics, biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, and food and nutrition sectors. Maharashtra is confident of being a leader in biotechnology because of its diverse strengths such as superior human resources, excellent private and public institutions, superb infrastructure, a conducive business environment and, most of all, it’s progressive and proactive government.
BARC, IIT, TIFR, UDCT, NCL, NCCS, NIV, NARI, ARI, NEERI, VSI are some of the leading institutions in Mumbai and Pune doing pioneering research work in the field of Biotechnology. In addition, some defense research establishments in the state are conducting cutting edge research in biomedicals, bioinformatics and biotechnology. Pune University has been declared as the Center of Excellence by DBT.
The state has the resources to make the pharmaceutical industry the ‘most preferred destination’ and to attract and accelerate investment in this industry. Maharashtra already contributes about 40 percent of the total turnover and 11 percent of the total value of formulations to the pharmaceutical industry. Most international companies have their preferences for Maharashtra; these companies include, among others, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Hoechst, and Rhone Poulenc.

 Highlights
Major Indian companies such as Wockhardt, CIPLA, LUPIN, Nicholas Piramal, etc. besides having strong presence in Maharashtra, are also making big headway in the most challenging and frontline areas of Biotechnology. Wockhardt is already entering the biopharmaceuticals project in a big way: 100 acres of land at an investment of nearly Rs 125 crore. Whilst both Lupin and Nicholas Piramal are into innovative drug research in a major way, the latter has made significant forays in pharmacogenomics. Even as the Reliance group has made progress in stem cell research, Novartis is engaged in conducting clinical trials.
After four years of intense and often acrimonious debate among the pro and anti lobbies, the government has finally approved the use of Bt cotton - genetically modified variety of cotton - for commercial use; MAHYCO has started the distribution of BT cotton seeds.
The Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE) - is a collaboration between Bombay College of Pharmacy and Pfizer Ltd. The collaboration provides an independent global frame work for international education, training and exchange of information, for Clinical Research professionals and to foster professional excellence in design and execution of clinical research, thereby enhancing the Clinical Research culture in India.
Quintiles Transnational is the world's leading provider of information, technology and services to improve healthcare and to bring the latest medicines to patients faster. Quintiles Spectral is a multinational clinical research organisation providing services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies all over the world.
The Government of Maharashtra is looking for a collaborative study in biotechnology development by Medical colleges & Hospitals.
The Biotechnology policy of Maharashtra (2001) has been released and can be accessed on our website: www.midcindia.org.
This policy document outlines the state’s intentions and commitments to the orderly growth of the industry. The various initiatives - financial incentives, benefits and infrastructural support - MIDC plans to extend are contained in this policy. With the release of this document, we hope to see rapid steps by the industry to capitalize on the vast opportunities this sector offers.

Financial Incentives
   Industrial/agricultural power tariff for all Biotechnology industries
   Agricultural BT Companies will be given power at agricultural rates
   BT industries exempted from statutory power cuts
   BT Units exemption from electricity duty,
   Captive power generation will be permitted to BT units
   Sales Tax/VAT on BT products would be decided as per recommendations of the empowered committee
   BT units will be eligible for all benefits to units in 'D' area, under the New Package Scheme of Incentives.
   Capital subsidy for small-scale BT units
   Refund of Octroi & similar levies
   New & expansion of BT units will be exempt from payment of Stamp Duty & Registration.
   10% of the admissible Stamp Duty payable on property resulting from amalgamation of BT companies.
   Twice the admissible FSI for BT units in the Parks.
   All BT units will get incentives applicable to IT units.
   Land at concessional rates to Centres of Excellence in the BT industry.

The Biotech Park, Pune
   Here, the thrust will be on Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
   136 Acres have been earmarked at Hinjawadi, Pune, for Phase II development of the park.
   The park will offer an excellent campus type, serene ambience & will be a non-polluting area adjacent to the IT Park - a key input for a knowledge industry.
   A large number of colleges, research institutions (Serum Institute of India) the Pune University will aid development of research, apart from providing skilled manpower.
   Pune is very easily accessible from Mumbai, which is home to the biggest Global Pharmaceutical companies.
   Pune also offers an excellent lifestyle, a vibrant IT industry and a fast growing economy with high per capita income. The city is rated 5th among India's best cities for doing business (BT-Gallup survey 2001).
   Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has acquired 14 Acres of land. Construction almost completed.
   Cost of production---land, labour,water, power etc is cheaply available at Pune.
   Park will promote Bio-informatics to a large extent.
   Pune is close to Mumbai which has 2 seaports & one international airport to promote business & for timely exports.
   State-of -the-art infrastructure will include CETP,WTP,CFC among others.
   Single window clearance will be providedto tenants to ease processing matters.
   Joint-Venture signed with The Chatterjee Group (TCG) for the BT Hinjawadi Park in Pune:
   Land at concessional rates to Centres of Excellence in the BT industry.
Highlights
Joint-Venture finalized & signed in May, 2003 between MIDC & The Chatterjee Group (TCG) who will develop, promote & market the International Hinjawadi Biotech Park, in Pune, in the forthcoming months. Joint Venture Company incorporated under the name : International Biotech Park.
   TCG proposes a "Dumbbell-strategy" for the Park where there would be two anchor facilities at either end of the Park. These facilities would be the Core Shared Facility & Medico Clinical Research Facility.
   The Park proposes strategic alliances with other healthcare facilities for providing clinical trials.
   Space between the ends of the "Dumbbell" will have plots/ built up space for sale/lease to tenants.
   Basic Infrastructure already ready: Roads (main & inlet), Water, Power, etc.
Other infrastructure includes: Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP-would be ready in 3 months), Water Treatment Plant (WTP), Core Shared Facility (Research Centre, Bioinformatics Lab, Genomics & Proteomics Lab, Discovery Labs---Chemistry & Bio Labs, Pre-clinical & Clinical Labs, Analytical Lab's), Business Facilitation Centre (Health Club, Cafeteria, Entertainment Complex etc), Residential complex, Service Apartments, Built to suit units (tenant desired made to order units).
   Project is of a 9 year duration spread over 3 phases of 3 years each. The duration of the project can be shortened depending upon the demand & market requirement.
   Total Investment proposed in the project (BT Park): Rs 2250 Mn. (approx).
Industries that have been targetted as well as units that have come up in the Park:
   Industries Targetted: Pharma & BT comp's, Clinical trial Lab's, Contract Research Organisations (CRO's), Bioinformatic Centres, Vaccine Production Units, Analytical Lab's, Medical Centres etc.
   Units present in the Park: Emcure (14 Acres area), Shreya Biotech (10 Acres area) have already purchased plots, with USV (10 Acres) finalisation, currently on. Besides them, discussions with a lot of other reputed Indian comp's & large-scale entrepreneurs are ongoing & moving towards finalisation.
   Details of International Collaborations Envisaged: Fair number of international tie-ups being planned shortly. Tie-ups expected with Research & Academic Institutions, with International BT Parks, Knowledge Centres etc among others.

The Agri-Biotech Park, Jalna
   Area: 100 Acres.
   This park will focus on the Agriculture Biotechnology.
   The park will be located in Jalna , the seed capital of India.
   It is close to Aurangabad, one of the prominent & well developed cities in the State.
   This park will be declared as a Industrial Township with MIDC providing land at concessional rates to help set up common
   Research/scientific facility and for creating an Academic center of Excellence in the park.
   The major thrust area of the park will be Gene discovery, Bioremediation, Fermentation Technology, Post Harvest Technology, Bioinformatics & Diagnostics.
   MoU has been signed with MAHYCO Research Foundation (MRF) to develop the Park.
   MRF to develop its research facility within the Park.
   Discussions held with leading academic/research institutions for tying up with the Park.

Food Processing Industry
Food processing industries in Maharashtra consists of very basic processing, there are only few big integrated units in the State. The main processing industries in the Stare are in the sectors of Sugar, Milk, Poultry, Rice Mill, Flour Mill, Meat, Edible Oil, Vanspati, Fruit and Vegetable units, Milk processing units etc.
As regards the cold change, there are number of standalone cold stores, but most are from traditional to cater the requirement of storage of raisins, grapes, groceries etc. Further there is a vast potential to modern Food Processing Units in the State. Non only from the processing of the agriculture produce in the State but also from the market point of view as the State has big consumption and prosperous market in the cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad and Nagpur etc.
In the light of present intensive development approach to laying stress on industrial promotion on identified process potential resources, the agriculture sector which seems time immemorial has been the main stream of the State economy. Both in terms of quantity of agriculture produce and employment, has been identified as a major target group of industrial promotion State as many features to its growth in this sector has opposed to the rest of the country. With recent advancement in Science and Technology, Globalisation and Transformation eating habit vast opportunity have open up for development of food products from agriculture produce in the State. In terms of varieties, scale and quality thus providing for high value addition, opportunity for diverse utilisation of agricultural surplus, and generation of highly skilled man power resources especially for the stagnant rural sector.
The vast agriculture resources of the State therefore afford extremely important green areas for promotion of industrial growth of the State by setting up a chain of nodal growth point as development node that input of desired infrastructure to develop as Food Park at viable location in the State. This is done to provide a State of Art environment conducive for the location of industries for the manufacture of food and agro products.
As the State Govt. of Maharashtra has appointed MIDC as an executing agency for the identification and establishment of the development nodes at viable potential location where suitable state of the art infrastructure facilities, unique for the specific varieties of the agriculture produce within the manageable feeding zone of the development node (as may be defined on the basis of pre-determined parameters), can be permitted.
On the basis of varieties, studies conducted by CII, Hindusthan Lever, Production and Marketing trend of the agriculture and horticulture produce in the State such as rice, wheat, soyabin, jawar, grapes, pomegranates and mangoes are the main crops that are available in the Maharashtra for primary and secondary process. Especially fruit juice pulp and concentrated units, Winery, Distillery, pickles, rice mill, flour mill, dal mill, soyabin extraction and refining units etc. can be set up in MIDC Industrial Areas. Similarly, there is a vast potential for development and setting up processing units for tomatoes, onion, cabbage, okra, cauliflower.
To conclude MIDC is the premier organisation of the State of Maharashtra which is entrusted with the task of promoting balance regional growth through the equity distribution of resources. MIDC is setting up a Food Park at Butibori with the help of MAIDC. MIDC is also setting up a Food Park near Sangli for economic exploitation of the abundant quantities of agriculture produce.
Automobile
 Automobile Industry
 India's strengths in the Industry
 MAHARASHTRA - The Local Advantage
 Maharashtra's Auto Industry
 MAHARASHTRA - Strength's in Manufacturing
 Pune and Around Pune
 MIDC's Industrial Park - Ranjangaon
 MIDC's Industrial Park - Chakan
 Nasik - Another Major Auto Hub
 MIDC's Industrial Park - Sinnar
 Aurangabad - The Emerging Automobile Centre
 MIDC's Industrial Park - Shendre
 NAGPUR - The Heart of India
 MIDC's Industrial Park - Butibori
 Automobile Industry
World wide, the automotive sector is a key driver of the economy and has significant role in development. In India too, the sector has achieved maturity with liberalization and delicensing of most segments. The entry of global majors in every area including two and three wheelers, cars, tractors and even commercial vehicles has created enormous opportunities for growth and employment.

India's strengths in the Industry
    India’s Automobile sector generates an output of over US$ 10 billion annually.
   The Auto Component sector’s output will cross US$ 5 billion this year.
   The Auto Component industry alone employs over 250,000 people.
   The Auto and Component industry has strong backward (components, basic material) and      forward (finance, insurance, oil, roads, after-sales-service, retailing)linkages. These sectors      offer enormous potential for enterprise & employment.
   The industry has absorbed the world’s best technologies and the component sector is already important exporter to major vehicle manufacturers worldwide. The component sector’s exports crossed US$ 400 million last year.
   The world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer (by units) is an Indian company.
   India is the world’s second largest tractor manufacturer.
   India is Asia’s third largest Passenger Car market. It has surpassed China.
   Only 5 companies outside Japan have ever won the prestigious Deming award for quality. Two of them are Indian companies – a tribute to India’s world-class quality capabilities.
   An Indian company has bagged General Motors’ best supplier award five times in a row.
   More than 60 % (244) of India’s 400 plus key component manufacturers are ISO 9000 certified. Over 26% (107) are QS 9000 certified.

MAHARASHTRA - The Local Advantage
   India’s most automated, modern and efficient port. Productivity per worker was 7379 tonnes during a nine month     period, the highest in the country.
   Two dedicated terminals -
      . Container terminal to handle large container vessels.
      . Bulk terminal for dry cargo from vessels of up to 70,000 DWT.
   Capacity - Total 13.5 M.T.
      . Container - 7.5 million tonnes
      . Dry Bulk - 3.5 million tonnes
      . Liquid Bulk - 2.5 million tonnes.

Maharashtra's Auto Industry
As in every sphere of Industrial and Commercial activity, Maharashtra maintains pole position in this sector too. The Auto sector has played a key role in the industrialization of the state. Every single segment of the sector including two and three wheelers, passenger cars and commercial vehicles is represented in the state. The component sector has a very strong presence in the state.

MAHARASHTRA - Strength's in Manufacturing
   Almost three out of every ten tractors produced in the country is from Maharashtra.
   Over one third of the tractor industry’s installed capacity is in Maharashtra
   Over 70 % of Medium and Heavy trucks is produced in the state.
   Nine out of ten three wheelers are produced in the state.
   In the case of Multi Utility Vehicles (commonly referred to as Jeeps) over 80 % of the     vehicles sold in India are made in Maharashtra.
   In the Auto Component sector, about 80 out of the 402 manufacturers (ACMA members) are     located in Maharashtra
   Maharashtra accounts for nearly 38% of the country’s output of automobiles by value.
   Around 40% of the workforce engaged in the automobile industry is employed in the state.

Pune and Around Pune
   Pune is probably India’s best source for talented and skilled manpower for the Automobile Industry. The city has over 100 colleges and institutions of higher learning including 14 Engineering Colleges and 10 B-Schools. A large number of ITI s provide a the necessary shop floor skills. Scientific institutions and the substantial presence of IT companies assure a supply of high quality knowledge base.
   Pune is a major automobile centre in the country which is home to large players like:
    . Bajaj Auto Ltd.
    . Bajaj Tempo Ltd.
    . Daimler Chrysler Ltd.
    . Fiat India Ltd.
    . Kinetic Engineering Ltd.
    . Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd.(Located at Baramati in Pune District)
    . TELCO
   Pune also has a very substantial presence of Auto Component Manufacturers like:
    . Apollo Tyres Ltd.
    . Bharat Forge Ltd.
    . Carraro
    . Harita Grammar
    . Jaya Hind Industries.
    . Kirloskar Group.
    . Minda Instruments Ltd.
    . Spaco Carburetors
    . TACO group companies like Tata Johnson Controls Automotive Ltd., Tata Toyo, Tata Auto  Plastics, etc
    . Wheels India

MIDC's Industrial Park - Ranjangaon
   Located just 50 Kms from Pune on the Pune- Ahmednagar Highway. Just an hour’s drive  from Pune airport,     which operates direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
   Further, Ranjangaon is on the highway that leads to Auarangabad via Ahmednagar.  Aurangabad is home to Bajaj      Auto’s sprawling Waluj manufacturing complex as also Skoda  India’s Car manufacturing facility at Shendre.
   Nearest railway stations are Pune and Daund, both 50 Kms away. Both are important  junctions with access to      Mumbai, Delhi and entire south India.

MIDC's Industrial Park - Chakan
   Located on the outskirts of Pune on the Talegaon – Ahmednagar state highway. Distance from Pune city is 30 Kms.
   Just 18 Kms away from the Mumbai – Pune expressway which offers excellent road connectivity to between the two cities. Travel time to Mumbai is under three hours.
    .  Mahindra & Mahindra’s tractor plant is located at Kandivali in Mumbai. M & M is India’s largest Tractor Manufacturer.
    .  Fiat Auto India also manufactures the Palio world car (as also other models ) at its Kurla plant.
   The Chakan belt is a very largely automotive sector, with presence of Bajaj Auto’s new plant. There are a host of Component manufacturing including Minda
   Industries, Kalyani Lemerz, Keihin Tie Pvt. Ltd, Atlas Copco and vendors to Bajaj Auto.

Nasik - Another Major Auto Hub
   Nasik is the home of India’s largest Multi-Utility Vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra. The company is of course also the country’s largest Tractor manufacturer, which it assembles at its Kandivali, Mumbai plant.
   In addition to the MUV plant, M & M also has an engine plant at Igatpuri, near Nasik.
   A host of leading Component manufacturers including the Anand group’s piston plant and various ancillaries of M & M.

MIDC's Industrial Park - Sinnar
   Sinnar is just 30 Kms away from Nasik, 210 Kms from Mumbai and 185 Kms from Pune.Well connected by rail and road to Mumbai. In fact, an Expressway (similar to Mumbai-Pune Expressway) has been conceived between the three cities to create a golden triangle.
   The industrial area is provided with ample power supply. MIDC/MSEB have set up a 132 KV substation.
   The MIDC water supply system has a capacity of 18 MLD of raw water and 9 MLD of purified water.

Aurangabad - The Emerging Automobile Centre
   Bajaj Auto’s sprawling Waluj complex set up in the late 80s gave a major impetus to the growth of the automobile     industry in the region.
   Skoda India has acquired a large site at Shendre for its Octavia car project. Currently the company builds the cars     at an adjacent assembly facility.
   Aurangabad is a key centre in the state driven initially by its vibrant tourism industry. Now, it figures as a     prominent industrial centre with a focus on engineering and the new agricultural biotechnology initiatives of the     region

MIDC's Industrial Park - Shendre
   MIDC developed this third park after Waluj and Chikalthana were lapped up fast. Shendre is a five star estate     with superior infrastructure and amenities.
   It is located just 8 Kms from Aurangabad airport which provides direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur. The     Railway station is just 19 Kms away. The industrial area is 15 minutes drive away from the city.
   The industrial area has ample uninterrupted power supply. Water is sourced fro the Godavari river and purified to     WHO standards. The capacity is currently 72 million litres per day.
   Excellent roads are a feature of the area. The main road is 66 m wide while internal roads are 30 m and 25 m     wide.
   DoT has a dedicated 300 line exchange for the area which is connected to the main Aurangabad exchange     which in turn is connected to Pune via OFC

 NAGPUR - The Heart of India
   A Powerful nucleus for Industrial growth. The second capital of Maharashtra.
   The ‘Cargo Hub’ is being implemented in the city as the country’s first a Dry Port.
   Ashok Leyland’s only facility outside Tamil Nadu is located at Bhandara, 70 Km from Nagpur.
   Mahindra & Mahindra’s upcoming facility at Butibori will be the world’s largest Tractor Plant.
   Nagpur is the heart of the country’s rail network all from metros – Delhi, Kolkatta, Chennai     and Mumbai.

 MIDC's Industrial Park - Butibori
      
   Located 20 Km from Nagpur Airport on the NH-7 to Hyderabad.
   Nagpur Railway Station is just 28 Km away.
   Nagpur Airport offers flights to Mumbai, Kolkatta and Mumbai.
   Spread over 244 Hectors.

Leather
 Leather Industry
 Leather Complex at Mumbai (Addl. Ambernath)
 Objectives
 New Concepts
 Manufacturing Activites
 Common Services
 Common Facility Centre
 Water Supply
 Proposed Facility
 Roads
 One Integrity
 Location for Residential Premises
 Location for Tiny Units
 Waste Disposal
Leather Industry
The leather industry is poised for major growth, in the coming decade. It is hoped that Maharashtra will play a significant role in increasing India’s share of international leather trade. In fact, because of globalization of the Indian economy, numerous opportunities are available for the state’s sustained growth in this sector. The leather and product industries of Maharashtra are centered around Mumbai, the inherent strengths being a comfortable raw material base, skilled labor and the already well established leather/ leather goods industry. Some of the positive signs are
   Visible signs of international leather industries shifting their manufacturing bases from Europe to Asia is imminent.
   Attractive government incentives for value addition and.
   Keenness amongst large industrial houses to invest in the leather sector.

Leather Complex at Mumbai (Addl. Ambernath)
The tanning industry at Maharashtra is functioning under severe constraints and sub-optimal working conditions, besides widespread environmental degradation. The proposed leather complex at Additional Ambernath is expected to resolve most of these problems with basic infrastructural facilities that are required for significant growth of the leather and leather product sector. Another major problem confronting the state’s leather industries, i.e. treatment and disposal of wastewaters, will be solved with common treatment facilities. This Leather complex initiative would also provide new vitality to the local ancillary industries.
The Additional Ambernath Export Promotion Leather Complex Zone is 90 minutes away from Mumbai at a distance of 65 km and admeasuring about 80 Hectares. The complex has state-of-the-art infrastructure and a readymade tenements-cum-work place for footwear leather goods manufacturing; besides it has full concern for environmental regulations. As a pro-active step, MIDC has recently reduced the plot rate from Rs 750 per sq m to Rs 350 per sq m. (which is less than its input cost of Rs 520 per sq m) and built up galas are available for Rs 550 per sq ft on the ground floor and for Rs 500 on the first floor. Additional Ambernath MIDC is spread across 507 hectares, of which 80 hectares is allotted to the leather complex and the remaining area is given to knitwear and hosiery export units.
MIDC has constructed two "work-cum-residential buildings" with 96 galas each that are ready for occupation. The galas vary in size from 84 sq m to 140 sq m, at the rate of Rs 550 per sq ft. One of the buildings has been designed to accommodate the Research and Training Institute. A unit of CLRI Footwear Design and Development Institute, LIDCOM is also designed within the Complex.
Entrepreneurs and their customers flying in from Sahar International Airport and Santa Cruz Airport need just 40 minutes to reach the production area, located approximately 60 Km away. The helipad has an all weather landing facility.
The planned development in the area necessitated the construction of a fire station by MIDC. The 3,600 sq m structure includes the following units:
   Engine room with fire station office and officers quarters
   Fireman quarters
   Smoke room tower
   Service pit and suction tank

                                                                                                                                                                            
Objectives
   Relocation of Tanneries.
   Implementation of modernization and eco-friendly Technologies.
   Rapid development of the leather product sector.
   Balanced growth of tiny, small, medium, and large-scale leather and allied industries.
   Up-gradation of labor skills and enhanced employment potential.
   Encouragement to private sector to participate at all levels of leather complex management.
   Leather City concept for the planned development of the surrounding areas.
   Image building of Indian leather products through in-house Trade Center.

                                                                                                                                                                            
 New Concepts
   Technology-driven industrial growth in the leather sector.
   Modular concept for the execution and expansion of production activities.
   Commercial viability criterion at micro and macro levels of activities.
   Industry participation in on-job-training programs.
   Self-sufficiency through trade links between upstream, mainstream and downstream processing units.
   Pilot scheme for implementation of environmentally sound technologies at the existing tanneries.

                                                                                                                                                                            
 Manufacturing Activites
   Tanneries
   Footwear
   Footwear components
   Leather Garments
   Other leather products

                                                                                                                                                                            
 Common Services
Warehousing
   Bonded warehouse
   Refrigerated warehouse
   Finished leather warehouse
Facilities
   Electrical Power
   Water
   Testing and quality control
   R & D and technology support
   Training
   Information
   Public utility services
   Post and telegraph
   Telephone and fax
   Police station
   Fire station
   Hospital/dispensary
   Hostel/canteen
   Bank/financial institution
   Travel agencies
   Transport
   Petrol station
   Weigh bridge
   Shopping complex
   Government offices
Environmental Pollution Control
   Domestic sewage treatment and disposal
   Industrial Effluent Treatment (CETP)
   Solid waste collection, disposal and utilization
   MPCB site office for monitoring the above

Common Facility Centre
MIDC has developed a common facility center, that has a pleasant elevation created near the helipad. The center has ground plus three stories, its floors are provided with 35 galas, each measuring 71.50 sq m and are available for offices on the first and second floors. An area of 680 sq m has been set aside for a bank on the ground and the first floor. Presently a hotel, with comparable star facilities and which is ready for immediate boarding and lodging, is offering visitors to the park a choice of 12 suites and food arrangement on an area measuring 86 sq m on the third floor.

 Water Supply
Presently MIDC supplies eight MLD of water per day from the Barvi Grid for industrial use; it is easily upgradeable to 75 MLD. MIDC has also constructed 25 km length of water supply distribution in use. The close proximity to Barvi grid will ensure constant water supply; moreover, the dam capacity will be augmented from 176 MCM to 342 MCM shortly.
The basic objectives of the Ambernath Leather Complex are:-
   To create a basic, concentrated capacity for converting raw hides and skins into economical and quality finished leather, and for providing a cost effective raw material base for the leather products industry.
   To affect quality control from the grass root level.
   Cost effective processing of raw materials with minimal inventory levels.
   Assured delivery schedule for exports
   Swift adaptation to changing fashions in the international markets for leather products.

                                                                                                                                                                            
 Proposed Facility
   Infrastructure Management
   General Administration
   Publicity and Liaison

 Roads
MIDC has provided asphalt roads of 20 km length and of width varying from 3.75 to 16 m. Asphalt roads are mainly two lane roads with a central verge of bougainvillea and a raised footpath on both sides of the road; the roads are well lit through out the night.

 One Integrity
Recently, one slaughter house-cum-processing unit was allotted a plot of over 25 acres with the latest ETP and a rendering plant with incineration facility to comply with emission norms. The unit is likely to be operational by end April 2002, with an expected effluent quantum of 0.8 MLD. The ETP of one MLD capacity and a rendering plant with a complete provision of integrated processing of hides and skins is being provided, with the capacity incineration plant conforming to the strictest emission norms. The facility will annually provide approximately 2.5 lakh animal skins and hides. Adequate precautions have been taken for controlling foul emissions from the slaughterhouse.

 Tanneries
The tannery zone of over 122 acres will accommodate 44 small, medium and large tanneries that process hides and skins. The effluent load is expected to be relatively less, as majority of the tanneries will be processing from wet blue. The smaller units will process both raw to wet blue and finished leather depending on the size.
 Chemicals
It is probable that a few small and medium sized units making various types of leather chemicals such as factory liquors, finishing, syntans, tanning, etc will be located in the complex.
 Location for Residential Premises
A separate area of about 14 hectares has been marked for constructing residential buildings for workers in the tanneries and other leather units. The rates are affordable and the construction designs approved as per the MIDC D.C rules

 Location for Tiny Units
   It has been proposed that the tiny and smaller leather products units be accommodated in flatted factory modular constructions.
   One type of module will provide for residential cum industrial units (RIU), in cases where the family is engaged in manufacturing activity for tiny units. For instance, the 300 sq ft working section is at a height of 12 inches on the lower floor, whilst the 300 sq ft family living section at a height of 8 inches is on the upper floor, with internal access stairs and toilets for both sections.
   Such units will be accommodated in a four-winged, ground plus two or three storied structure.
   The industrial unit module will be on a single floor, about 300 sq ft, 12 - 14 inches in height, a toilet, and a built in mezzanine for material storage. Again, 96 units will be present in a single four-winged structure.
   About three to four modules on the ground floor of each building will be selected for activities such as a service centre, engineering services, shops for supply of material, crèche, and such other common and necessary amenities.
   These buildings will be accommodated on 1.5 - 2.0 acre plots in the leather products zone as and when the demand arises. It is estimated that at least about 100 RIUs and 300 industrial units will come up at this complex.
   An organizational structure of an industrial co-operative society or an Industrial Apartment Owners Association for each building is required to manage this kind of a building module.

 Waste Disposal
A specially designed CETP (7.5 MLD capacity) with design considerations to tackle high chrome value is ready for commissioning and the collection system has been laid out. To reduce the treatment cost per sq m, MIDC is all set to hand over the operation and maintenance of the CETP to the association of upcoming tanneries in the area. The disposal system for release of effluents is also completed; a separate area has been assigned for the treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste.

Floriculture Sector
Basically Maharashtra is a major producer of floriculture products with more than 4000 Hectares. of area under various flowers. The major traditional flowers grown in Maharashtra are rose, chrysanthemum, marigold, jasmine and tuberose whereas, gladioluses, aster, zinnia, Stacie, lilies, gerberas and carnations are grown among the non traditional flowers.
Of course the most important features of floriculture development in the State is setting up of large number of Export Oriented Unit with foreign collaboration and investment. The climate of Pune, Nashik region, facilitate the setting up of such unit without heavy investment on environment control. Oriental Floratech and Firoze Masani were the first units to be set up in India. Already various units e.g. Deccan Florabase, Valplus Biotech, Babna Major, Neha International, Vikram Greentech, Centure International, Essar Agrotech, Indrayani Biotech have commenced the production and export of flowers mainly roses to European and other markets from Maharashtra.
The utilisation of the process to improve the cold chain facility at the perishable export centres at Mumbai Air Port has already been undertaken. However, the infrastructure for marketing of high tech flowers continues to be in adequate. This has left the producer farmers with the very limited options of supplying the flowers to export units in the production area or to wholesalers in big cities at the price dictated by the latter.
It is evident that unless modern Flower Auction House of international standard is established at Mumbai and Pune, the scenario of the floriculture will not improve further. Keeping this in mind, MAIDC, the State Nodal Orgnisation for promotion of agro business will be set up for an auction cum wholesale market for floriculture in Mumbai.
Basically there are three groups of producers in Maharashtra as in the case of other States of India viz Low tech, Medium tech, High tech. The basic principle implies that the market should be more accepting all the products from all producers both small and large.
   Low Tech Producers: 
There is a largest group of flower producers having small land holding in close proximity to big towns and cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur. According to the rough estimates, there are 100 of growers cultivating on a piece of land, growing different verities of traditional flowers (Loose flowers) and occasionally stem flowers. The produce is grown out doors in the open. They do not have sophisticated equipment and their family has probably been working in the same way for many years.
   Medium Tech Producers: 
This group of growers has already started producing cut flowers. Their basic infrastructure consists of sheds, nets and primitive green houses but not sophisticated equipment for cooling, grading, packaging etc. The major part of this group has received a basic training. As per the estimates, there are couple of thousands of such growers in Maharashtra but it is virtually impossible to make an inventory because of lack of the statistical information. They specialize in different products mainly for the domestic market, which together with the production of cut flowers by the Low tech growers widens the selection available.
   Hith Tech Producers (Export Oriented Units – EOU) : 
In Maharashtra about 20 to 30 modern Export Oriented Units have been established with an average area of 3 to 4 Ha. and the total area under green house cultivation of 70 Ha. Most of these units are located in Pune District (Talegaon, Lonawala belt). These units are Export Oriented with 80 to 95% of their production being earmarked for export. The remaining 5 to 20%, which has no export potential mostly because of the poor quality or shorter strains and off-season production, comes to the local market. This variation in percentage is determined by the season. Since the industry developed so quickly and with little preparation, it had to face many problems due to lack of organisation, in absence of which, each unit organised its own technical know-how and procurement of input (Resulting in high procurement price on account of small volumes), namely logistics transport and marketing.
The two important markets for cut flowers are Mumbai and Delhi. The consumption is also increasing in other metros like Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and cities like Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Ludhiyana, Chandigadh and Jaipur etc. However, 70 to 80% of cut flowers are sold in Mumbai and Delhi.
The data as per the report prepared by APEDA in 1996 is taken as a base for this information. This data was revalidated through a survey of traders in Mumbai. Investigation have been made at Dadar and Bhuleshwar Flower Markets and estimates have been made after discussion with the traders. This exercise has been done by Cebeco. As per the findings, Mumbai market received at an average 3,00,000 to 4,00,000 cut flowers per day with seasonal fluctuations upto 40%. The figures for traditional and loose flowers are 40 to 50 MT/day. The arrival during the festival season increased more than 50%. The total production in Export Oriented Unit is 100 million stems per day. Out of which, we assume that approximately 20 to 30% is sold in Mumbai. Although it is impossible to get exact data of production for Medium Tech Units, it is estimated that total annual production is over 140 – 150 million stem. Out of which, approximately 50% is marketed in Mumbai. (In addition , 10-15 million stems are reported to arrive at Bangalore and Delhi). Thus overall arrival is estimated to be 150-175 million stems per annum which would translate 6,00,000 stems per day. In Dadar and Bhuleshwar market, about 20 wholesale dealers are operating. They are handling about 20-30 thousands stems depending on the season. Demand is higher during the festival season and low during the summer. However, trade is increasing by 15-20% per year for last 3-4 years.
To conclude, Maharashtra is offering state of the art infrastructure for floriculture industry to grow. Also peaceful and non-hazardous environment is responsible for successful operation of these units.
Now MIDC is developing Floriculture Park at Talegaon, which will reduce the cost of production and improvement in the profitability through the availability of common facilities at confessional rates. Also MIDC is trying to establish support facilities for ancillary industries to cater the needs of floriculture units.

IT & IT Enabled Services
 IT and ITES Sector
 What makes India the right place to be in?
 The State of Maharashtra
 Advantage Maharashtra
IT and ITES Sector
Across the world, India is the preferred destination for organizations keen to outsource their R & D activities, software development work, customer contact centers, or IT enabled business processes. Not surprisingly, India is home to over 100 IT and ITES players, who cater to clients based in USA, Canada, UK, Japan, and Australia and most other European countries.
British Airways, Boeing, Citi Group, Ford, GE, Motorola, and Siemens are some of the large global companies who chose to outsource their back-office operations in India, thereby saving millions in the process and even experiencing a substantial improvement in the quality of services. India is home to the only Microsoft development center outside the United States.

What makes India the right place to be in?
   Government Policy: The State Government has declared a bold and visionary IT Policy to make it attractive for companies to set up shop in the state. The Policy includes exemption for IT units from various taxes and duties, permission to set up units anywhere in the state without restrictions, setting up of Special Export Zones and various other government initiatives to boost the IT culture within the state.
   Educational Institutions: Mumbai is home to some of the finest educational institutions in the country, including the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai. This ensures a steady supply of trained technical manpower to the IT and ITES industry.
   Software Exports: Maharashtra accounts for more than 30 percent of the country’s software exports, with over 1,200 software units based in the state, thus providing a familiar and friendly environment for IT companies.
   Telecom infrastructure: The state boasts close to 4 million telephone lines, more than any other state in the country and a large number of Internet Service Providers and cell phone operators.
   Stable Power Supply: With a large number of hydroelectric as well as thermal power plants set up across the state, the power supply is one of the most stable and reliable in the country.
   Telecom infrastructure: The state boasts close to 4 million telephone lines, more than any other state in the country and a large number of Internet Service Providers and cell phone operators.
   High PC Penetration: Over 35 percent of the country’s PC’s and 32 percent of Internet subscribers are in the state of Maharashtra.
   Airports: Mumbai’s International airport is the largest and busiest airport in the country, offering daily flights by a number of airlines to all major cities in N. America, Europe and the Far East. Pune airport has daily connections to Mumbai and New Delhi.
   Ports: Mumbai port and the JNPT port close to Mumbai, together provide the largest port facilities in India, handling a major proportion of the country’s incoming and outgoing cargo traffic.
   Roads: The state has an extensive road network, including a six-lane dual carriage expressway linking the cities of Mumbai and Pune.

The State of Maharashtra
   Maharashtra, on the Western coast of India, is also one of the largest states in the country. It ranks as the country’s number one industrialized state, boasting a GDP almost twice the national average and accounts for a lion’s share of the country’s exports.
   Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is the financial and commercial capital of the country, and is home to the headquarters of more than half of India’s largest corporate houses and most of the MNC’s doing business in India.
   Pune, just a two hours’ drive from Mumbai, is one of the fastest growing industrial centers in Asia and a hot destination for several IT and ITES companies. Also, known as the ‘Education capital’ of India, Pune is home to several renowned educational institutions.
   The government of Maharashtra has undertaken the ambitious project of developing the Mumbai-Pune Knowledge Corridor, thereby creating a natural home for companies from all over the world, seeking to set up their IT or ITES activities in a safe, business-friendly and progressive environment with world-class facilities and infrastructure, with a long term perspective.

Advantage Maharashtra
   Skilled Human Resources: India has one of the world’s largest educated and English speaking pools of graduates and post-graduates, with a variety of technical and non-technical skills.
   Infrastructure: The country has made tremendous progress in developing critical infrastructure such as telecommunications; Internet connectivity; road, rail and air transport; and power supply.
   Government Attitude: With the view to becoming the IT center of the world, the government has drawn up a comprehensive and bold IT policy, making it extremely attractive for companies and entrepreneurs to set up house in India with a long term perspective.
   Cost of operation: IT and ITES operations in India have consistently delivered huge cost savings to clients in North America, Europe and other parts of the world. This is possible due to the substantially lower costs of skilled manpower, facilities and infrastructure as compared to similar resources in the client’s home country.

Textile
 The Textile Industry - Strategic Importance
 The Textile Industry - Maharashtra's Strengths
 The Objectives of MIDC
  MIDC's Textile Park, Butibori (NAGPUR)
 Textile Parks - Nardhana, Ambernath, JNPT
The Textile Industry - Strategic Importance
   The Industry is the single largest employer.
   Contributes to 27% of India’s total exports.
   Holds immense future potential in global markets particularly in value added segments like Garments and     ready-to-wear goods.
   With the lifting of quotes in phases, under WTO regime, India is poised to emerge to a Position of leadership in     World Trade.

The Textile Industry - Maharashtra's Strengths
   Maharashtra has excellent infrastructure to play a key role in the growth of the Industry.
   Its excellent two major ports, many minor ports and the country’s busiest international  airport will prove of     strategic importance.
   Maharashtra accounts for about 65 million kg of cotton production which is 25% of the     country’s total.
   Production of cotton yarn is 272 million kg which is 12% of country’s total.
   Maharashtra has a installed capacity of 16.6 laks spindles – 17% of country’s total.
   The state has the highest power generating capacity in the country – 15000 MW . An assurance of reliable     power supply.
   Largest number (560) of 100% EOUs.
   International airport, 2 major + 48 minor ports: handle 50 percent of India’s foreign trade.
   3.9 million telephone lines, highest in the country.
   720 km coastline, two major ports (including largest container facility).

The Objectives of MIDC
   To provide infrastructure of international standard for promoting production and exports
   To enhance the productive capacity .
   To provide a congenial work environment for promoting productivity .
   To create an economically sustainable environment
   To promote research and development.
   To catalyze technical upgradation.

MIDC's Textile Park, Butibori (NAGPUR)
   Located 28 Km from Nagpur, second capital of the state.
   Nagpur is well connected to major cities of India, with facility of Cargo Hub.
   To provide a congenial work environment for promoting productivity .
   Part of already developed Butibori Industrial Area.
   About 100 hectares are dedicated for textile sector .
   Out of 100 hectors, 40 are held in reserve for the bleaching & dyeing Units, 60 for non-polluting activities like     garments, and weaving & Spinning .
   A special 10 m Green Zone seperates the two sectors
  To enhance the productivity and exports the following are planned :
   Truck Terminus
   R and D Institute / Laboratory
   Trade Centre, showrooms and displays
   Management and Training Centre
   Product / Process development laboratory
   Duty Free shopping complex and a custom inspection and certifying MIDC Industrial Area: KALMESHWAR

Textile Parks - Nardhana, Ambernath, JNPT
  MIDC’s TEXTILE PARK, NARDHANA (DHULE):
   Located 30 km from the Mumbai-Agra National Highway 3 and 7 km from Nardhana Railway Station on the     Bhusaval-Surat route.
   30 km from the Dhule Air Strip.
   Total area under development is 648 Hectares.
   Total number of plots demarcated is 72.
   Estimated Project Cost is Rs 21 Crore.
   6 MLD Water Supply Scheme at final stage.
   Facility like C.E.T.P. is planned.
   Has a climate extremely well-suited for the industry.
   Located close to the Cotton growing areas of the state.
  MIDC’s TEXTILE PARK, AMBERNATH:
   Located 5 km from Ambernath, 65 km from Mumbai
   About 507 Hectares of land developed with Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP)
   Well developed plain land / Plots /Galas are available.
   MIDC has constructed its own helipad.
   MIDC supplies 8 MLD of water per day for Industrial use.
   220 KV sub-station in the industrial area to cater to the needs of the industry.
   MIDC has constructed a 3,600 sq m fire station; for Telephone Exchange, MIDC has allotted a plot of 10,000 sq     m.Both are fully functioning.
   Has a climate extremely well-suited for the industry.
   Special Residential Zone is demarcated and 48 residential readymade galas available at attractive rates
  JAWHARLAL NEHRU PORT TRUST
   India’s most automated, modern and efficient port. Productivity per worker was 7379 tonnes during a nine     month period, the highest in the country.
   Two dedicated terminals -
    . Container terminal to handle large container vessels.
    . Bulk terminal for dry cargo from vessels of up to 70,000 DWT.
   Capacity - Total 13.5 M.T.
    . Container - 7.5 million tonnes
    . Dry Bulk - 3.5 million tonnes
    . Liquid Bulk - 2.5 million tonnes.