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Business and Economy of Thane

Business and Economy of Thane

Thane district is industrially developed and ranks first in the state of Maharashtra. It's approachable distance to Mumbai, a ready market city like Mumbai, all infrastructural facilities related to water, electricity, national highways and railways make it approachable and accessible.

Agriculture in Thane

The cultivation area in the district is low due to the area falling under hills and creeks which is taken over by urbanization. Rice is the principal crop and takes over 50% of the cultivation. Palghar, Bhiwadi and Murbad are mainly into rice production. Finger millet and Proso millet are cultivated in the eastern area while a large scale production is in Vasai taluka.Proximity to Mumbai and its suburbs provide a ready market for this cultivation.

Industrial Development and Industrial Estates in Thane

The first atomic energy plant was established in the Tarapur (palghar Taluka) in October 1969.The region of Tarapur Dahanu is dedicated to atomic energy council and reliance industries.Industrial estates are established in Thane and areas of Thanewadi, Kalva, Wagle Estate, Murbad and Shahapur. The main textile production is maintained in Bhiwandi.The most important industrial belt is said to be Thane Ambarnath Belapur region. Below are some other industries listed below with respect to its industry.

Bhiwandi- Silk Textiles
Artificial silk thread production- Mohane
Engineering Industry- Thane Belapur belt
Automobile spare parts- Kalyan
Drugs and Chemicals- Amabarnath, Thane and Belapur
Match Boxes- Ambarnath and Thane
Paper Mills- thane
Milk cold storage- Pali and Murbad
Rice Mills- Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dahanu

Fishing is another important industry in this district due to the presence of creeks and a long coastline.Thane has 11 industrial estates in its district which MIDC had established.

New Industrial Opportunities in Thane

The infrastructural activities, resources availability and manpower at hand has enabled growth for the following industries:
Resource based
Demand based
and Ancillary Industries

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