Maharashtra Socio Economic Overview

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Socio Economic overview

Population (Census 2001 96.9 million
Density (2001) 315 persons per sq km
Sex ratio (Census 2001) 922 females per 1,000 males
Principal languages Marathi and Hindi
Literacy rate (Census 2001) 77 per cent
Major minerals Coal, manganese and iron
Major industries Financialservices,textiles,autoancillaries,chemicalandalliedproducts,electrical and non electrical machinery, petroleum and allied products,wine,jewellery,pharmaceuticals,engineeringgoods,mediaandentertainment,etc.
Major crops Groundnut, cotton, sugarcane
GSDP at current prices in 2007–08 US$ 146.7 billion
Domestic airports 10 —the main airports are Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nasik

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