Maharashtra is one of the largest, wealthiest and most developed states in India by current economic indicators.
Maharashtra is India's leading industrial state contributing 13% of national industrial output.
MIDC provides businesses with infrastructure such as land (open plot or built-up spaces), roads, water supply, drainage facilities etc.
To date 233 areas have been developed around the state with emphasis on different sectors such as manufacturing, IT, pharmaceutical and wine.
This has a cascading effect on the secondary economic sectors, the overall economy, food inflation and therefore the overall quality and cost of living for the general population.
Districts in Western Maharashtra on the Deccan plateau such as Pune and Ahmadnagar and the Marathwada region are particularly prone to drought.