The best and the brightest of Maharashtra, with a focus on the manufacturing, engineering and business sectors.
In the year 2020, the state was ranked number 2 in the country for best and second in the world in terms of best-and-brightest cities, according to a report published by the Indian Statistical Institute.
The rankings are based on the number of people employed in manufacturing and engineering industries.
The report also highlights that Maharashtra has the highest number of universities in the state and that the best engineering institutes in the State were also ranked in the top 25 cities in terms.
Maharana has emerged as a manufacturing hub in recent years.
The state has made the largest strides in setting up the state’s own manufacturing sector and also its own industrial parks.
The state has been lauded for its development in manufacturing by the National Institute of Technology of India, and it has been ranked the top engineering and technology state for the last 10 years.
The Industrial Strategy for Maharashtra, an initiative to strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life, has also taken the state as a top priority, the report said.
The states most-prized industrial sites are Kakinada, Gwalior, Nashik and Pune.
Mumbai is the only major Indian city in the list of the top five best and most-diverse cities in the nation, it said.
Kakinada is India’s second-largest city with a population of more than 14 million people.
It has a high density of businesses, with three factories employing 1.5 lakh people each.
The city also has the world’s highest concentration of public transit, it added.
Gwalior has emerged a world-class manufacturing centre in the last few years, with the city boasting a high concentration of companies employing up to 500,000 workers.
Nashik is home to an engineering centre with an employment of 1.2 million people and two other engineering centres, according the report.
Pune has emerged from the heart of the industrial belt, with manufacturing in the city accounting for a high proportion of the city’s economy, and two engineering centres.
The two centres each employ over 200,000 people.