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Business Climate

Robust Infrastructure

Reliable, cost-effective telecom connectivity
11 per cent of national road network —road length 246,000 km.
9 per cent of national railway network (5,987 km)
34 per cent of India‘s international passengers and cargo handled by state airports
56 per cent of container traffic handled by JNPT in Maharashtra
Four international airports, as well as domestic airports at all major cities

Conducive Business Environment

State IT policy
State SEZ policy
Maharashtra biotechnology policy
Tourism policy
Infrastructure policy
E-governancey

Strong Services Sector

Services contribute 62 per cent to the state‘s economy
Produces 20 per cent of country‘s software exports
Produces 32 per cent of country‘s IT professionals
90 per cent of all merchant banking activities take place in Mumbai
Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone(SEEPZ) accounts for 56 per cent of SEZ exports
At 571, largest number of 100 per cent export-oriented units (EOUs)

Strong Industrial Base

Most industrialised State, contributes around 20 per cent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP)
Around 27 per cent of India's exports —gems/jewellery, textiles/garments, leather goods, engineering goods, plastics, pharmaceuticals, electronics/information technology, horticulture —are from Maharashtra
Diversified industrial base; State ranks first in 12 out of 35 sectors in terms of value of output and ranks among the top three in 25 sectors
Largest network of industrial areas —217 industrial complexes, with 125,000 acres (50,000 hectares) of land. Specialised parks for different sectors, including IT