Maharashtra has made great studies in the industrial sphere with Bombay
city as the centre. The state accounts for 23% of the gross value of Industrial
output in the country. Maharashtra has had a great tradition in textiles
Bombay city was original home of India's textile mills and other centres
of weaving has come up like Malegaon and Bhewandi.
Sugar industry has made substantial progress specially
in the co-operative sector. Maharashtra is known for the development of
sugar industry on co-operative lines in which the formers acquire a share
in the sugar mills, Pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, heavy chemicals,
electronics, automobiles, engineering, food processing, and plastics are
some of the major industries of the state. Maharashtra is noted
for the production of 3 wheels, jeeps, commercial vehicles and cars, synthetic
fibers, and cold rolled products and industrial alcohol. Small scale industries
have also come up in a big way in the state.
Mumabi District:- Mumbai is called as an industrial
city. Industrial development in the state is mainly concentrated in Mumbai.
It accounts the largest share in ten no: of factories textile industries
are mainly concentrated here. The six important industries in the district
are cotton, textiles, chemicals and chemical products, manufacture of
machinery and machine tools, electrical machinery, transport equipment
and basic metal and alloys industries. In addition to this is important
small scale industries located in the district are handloom, power loom,
dyeing and printing, blacksmithing, carpentry, pricks and tiles manufacturing,
soap making etc. These industries also provide employment to a considerable
no: of persons in Mumbai city.