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Maharashtra Socio Economic Overview

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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