Industrial Investments in Maharashtra Centre for Urban Research
Special Economic Zones
Maharashtra has been a prominent promoter of special economic zones in India. In all, Maharashtra has one SEZ (SEEPZ) operational prior to SEZ Act-2005, 24 SEZs that have been notified as per the published information by the Ministry of Commerce & Industries (MoCI) on January 24, 2008; 88 SEZs that have received formal approval and 36 SEZs with 'In-Principal Approval'. Amongst the 204 SEZ projects, 166 SEZs are within the influence area of DMIC. It is important to note that the number of SEZ projects in the state have more than doubled within a time frame of less than one year (204 SEZ Projects as on 24/01/08 compared to 75 SEZ projects as on 19/04/07) whereas number of SEZ Projects within the influence region of DMIC in Maharashtra have almost tripled (166 projects in Jan, 08 compared to 58 projects in April,07).

Specialized Industrial Parks Floriculture Park - Pune

Maharashtra has emerged as a leading state for production, export and consumption of flowers in the country. MIDC is promoting a Floriculture Park at Talegaon near Pune, over 200 hectare of area, ideal for setting up of a Floriculture Park. This park would be developed as a world-class facility for production of flowers of different types and varieties.

Specialized Food Parks MIDC is setting up Specialized Food Parks, which would provide infrastructural support for the promotion of food processing industry and cash in on Maharashtra\\\'s agricultural and farming resources.

Butibori Food Park Nagpur, the winter capital of Maharashtra, is a well-connected highly industrialized city. It is also one of the largest orange growing areas in the country; hence MIDC has decided to set up a Food Park at Butibori near Nagpur. The Butibori Food Park being developed over an area of 60 acres shall be developed in association with MAIDC, and would be ideal for orange, lemon, sweet lime, pineapples and tomato processing units. Alkud Mane-Rajuri, Sangli Food Park

This park is being planned on a 305 acre plot Cebeco (India) is consultant for the project. The location is best suited for processing of grapes, turmeric, mangoes, pomegranates, citrus and custard apple Common facilities planned are cold storage, effluent treatment and social infrastructure.

Specialized Silver Zone
Maharashtra is a unique, multi-faceted state with an abundance of diverse skills and resources. The skills of the silver artisans from the Kolhapur area are world-renowned. To encourage these artisans and tap the potential of the world silver markets, MIDC is setting-up a specialized Silver Zone. The zone will offer integrated infrastructure of international standard and common facilities tailormade for the silver units. The zone will be located at Hupri within the Kagal- Hatkanangale area, 20 km away from the Kolhapur railway station.

Specialized Textile Parks
MIDC is developing exclusive Textile Parks in Maharashtra, to maintain its leadership position in textile exports and production, with specific trade and industry oriented objectives in mind.

Nardhana Textile Park The Nardhana Textile Park is being set up 30 km from Dhule. The total area of the park will be approximately 648 hectares, on which 72 plots will be demarcated. The Dhule airstrip, just 30 km away from the industrial area, will provide accessibility to the park and facilitate a quick movement of material.

Butibori Textile Park

The Butibori Textile Park, located close to the cotton growing areas of Vidarbha, is being developed across an area of about 100 hectares. The park is situated 28 km from Nagpur city, the second capital of Maharashtra, and is set to be a major center for textile production in the country. It is a part of the Butibori industrial area, known to be one of the biggest, most meticulously planned, modern industrial areas in the country, spread across an area of 244 hectares.

Additional Ambernath Textile Park MIDC has developed an ultra-modern industrial area on 507 hectares of land, called the Additional Ambernath Textile Park, near Ambernath, a suburb of Mumbai. The textile park has several unique features that will assist in the smooth operation and growth of the industry.

Specialized Wine Parks The State is a leading producer of high-quality grapes among the best in the world. MIDC has set up two Wine Parks in the State. Vinchur, near Nashik (151.36 Hectares) . 52 Kms from Nashik, spread over 151.36 hectares.
. Located in the heart of the grape growing area.
. 98 plots developed for winery activities. Average plot size is 2000
. As per Package Scheme of Incentives, Vinchur falls under 'C' Zone
. Roads, power and water supply already in place
. Mother winery unit has been set up
Krishna Wine Park, Palus-Sangli (53.70 Hectares)
. 38 kms from Sangli, spread over almost 53.70 hectares.
. 107 plots developed for winery activities. Average plot size is 2000
. As per Package Scheme of Incentives falls under D+ industrial zone.
. Roads, power and water supply already in place.
. Pilot winery project and mother winery unit have been set up

IT/ ITES Parks With the aim of providing an impetus to the IT industry, Government of Maharashtra has setup several state-of-the-art IT parks within the state. These IT parks provide a perfect base of operations for the best international and national IT houses. MIDC has established more than 25 IT parks in 10 cities in Maharashtra. Both Mumbai and Pune have become on of key destinations for IT /ITES exports.

Further, Government of Maharashtra has developed the Mumbai-Pune Knowledge Corridor, a fast emerging IT hub of the country. A six lane, dual carriage expressway (first-of-its-kind in India) built to link the two cities of Mumbai, the financial, industrial and commercial capital of India and Pune, an internationally reputed centre of culture and learning. Six major IT parks setup in the two cities, 3 in Mumbai and 3 in Pune, providing world-class IT infrastructure, housing the top names from the international and national IT arena.

International Technology Parks Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation has proposed development of International Technology Parks at Nagpur and Pune, in joint venture with M/s Ascendas, Singapore based firm, and Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC). The joint venture partnership will have a shareholding of 74% by M/s Ascendas and 26% equity of MIDC by offering land. The proposed International Technology Park at Pune will have 2.5 Million sqft built-up space spread over 25 Acres and an investment of INR 600 Crore.

At Nagpur, the proposed International Technology Park will consist of 4.5 Million Sqft of built-up space spread over 63-Acre site within the up-coming Multi-Modal International Hub Airport (MIHAN) which will require an investment of INR 1025 Crore. These two mega projects at Pune and Nagpur, are expected to offer employment to 70,000 people upon the completion of project