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Biotechnology Policy, 2001

The State of Maharashtra has always played a leadership role in the national economic and social renaissance. It has looked at advances in science and technology as great opportunities for bringing about economic transformation and social change. One great opportunity in this new century, rightly termed as the 'Century of Knowledge', is the emergence of knowledge-based industries. Information Technology (IT) was just a forerunner among these industries and Maharashtra responded rapidly and became a leading State in IT. Another emerging opportunity on the horizon is Biotechnology.


e-Governance Policy

1.1 Government of Maharashtra is one of the pioneers in promotion of ICT and e-Governance in India.
1.2 It has been at forefront in implementing e-governance initiatives that focus on citizens' needs and ensure superior service delivery.

1.3 Greater transparency and access to information on public administration processes has been the thrust area of e-governance in the State.
1.4 This policy is a step further towards promoting e-Governance in the State.




Grapes Processing Industry Policy 2001

Maharashtra is a leading state in production of Grapes in the whole country. In regards to agriculture land under grapes cultivation and grapes production, Nashik and Sangli districts are at forefront in the State. Apart from these, grapes are also grown in the districts of Ahmednagar, Pune, Satara, Solapur & Osmanabad. Nowadays, grapes are produced in Latur district of Marathwada also. However, Nashik and Sangli districts are ahead in the production of grapes in a scientific manner. The progressive farmers in these districts have also entered in the grapes exports and grapes processing sector.


Industrial Policy 2019

Maharashtra has been the leader in industrial development in India. With world class infrastructure together with rewarding industrial policies and ease of doing business initiatives, the State is home to several global brands. The State has witnessed unprecedented technological advancements in the industries, thus attracting several innovative enterprises and start-ups in various upcoming technology field including Industry 4.0 and IT/ITes. Maharashtra is an automobile manufacturing hub of the country.


IT/ITES Policy-2009

Considering Maharashtra's strengths in terms of human resources, connectivity and infrastructure, and the special significance of Information Technology (IT) for generating employment, increasing efficiency and improving the quality of life, the State Government announced its first IT Policy in 1998. It was followed by the IT and ITEnabled Services (ITES) Policy in 2003 which provided comprehensive support for the further development of this sector in Maharashtra.


Policy Regarding Setting up of SEZ

SEZs are specifically delineated duty-free enclaves treated as a foreign territory for the purpose of industrial, service and trade operations, with exemption from customs duties and a more liberal regime in respect of other levies, foreign investment and other transactions. Domestic regulations, restrictions and infrastructure inadequacies are sought to be eliminated in the SEZs for creating a hassle-free environment.

The State of Maharashtra has been in the forefront in attracting foreign direct investment for accelerating the pace of economic growth. The SEZ scheme seeks to create a simple and transparent system and procedures for enhancing productivity and the ease of doing business in Maharashtra.




State Textile Policy 2018-23

Maharashtra State, covering the western and central parts of the country, is blessed with a 720km long coastal line of the Arabian Sea. The Sahyadri range of the Western Ghats forms the natural backbone of the State, with the Satpura range in the north and Bhamragadh- ChiroliGaikhuri ranges in the east forming its natural boundaries. The State is surrounded by Gujarat in the Northwest, Madhya Pradesh in the North, Chhattisgarh in the East, Telangana in the Southeast, Karnataka in the South and Goa in the Southwest.