29 Facts About Maharashtra State


Maharashtra State has been subject to President's rule three times since its formation for a total of 156 days for different reasons.

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The economy of Maharashtra is the largest in India, with a gross state domestic product of 35.

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Maharashtra State was under the Maurya Empire in the fourth and third centuries BCE.

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Around 230 BCE, Maharashtra State came under the rule of the Satavahana dynasty who ruled it for the next 400 years.

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Maharashtra State continues to have a dispute with Karnataka regarding the region of Belgaum and Karwar.

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The Government of Maharashtra State was unhappy with the border demarcation of 1957 and filed a petition to the Ministry of Home affairs of India.

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Maharashtra State claimed 814 villages, and 3 urban settlements of Belagon, Karwar and Nippani, all part of then Bombay Presidency before freedom of the country.

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Maharashtra State has limited area under irrigation, low natural fertility of soils, and large areas prone to recurrent drought.

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Maharashtra State has been divided in to nine agro-climatic zones on the basis of annual rainfall soil types, vegetation and cropaing pattern.

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Maharashtra State has many of the 99 Indian districts identified by the Indian Central water commission as prone to drought.

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Maharashtra State has three crucial biogeographic zones, namely Western Ghats, Deccan Plateau, and the West coast.

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Maharashtra State has a large Other Backward Class population constituting 41 per cent of the population.

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The density of Maharashtra State was 365 inhabitants per km which was lower than the national average of 382 per km.

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Maharashtra State is governed through a parliamentary system of representative democracy, a feature the state shares with other Indian states.

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Government of Maharashtra State is a democratically elected body in India with the Governor as its constitutional head and is appointed by the President of India for a five-year term.

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The Maharashtra State Police is headed by an IPS officer of the rank of Director general of police.

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Economy of Maharashtra State is driven by manufacturing, international trade, Mass Media, aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism.

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Maharashtra State has the largest proportion of taxpayers in India and its share markets transact almost 70 per cent of the country's stocks.

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Maharashtra State is the manufacturing hub for some of the largest public sector industries in India, including Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Tata Petrodyne and Oil India Ltd.

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Maharashtra State was a pioneer in the development of Agricultural Cooperative Societies after independence.

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Maharashtra State has a microfinance system, which refers to small-scale financial services extended to the poor in both rural and urban areas.

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Maharashtra State has a large, multi-modal transportation system with the largest road network in India.

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None of the major rivers in Maharashtra are navigable and so river transport does not exist in the state.

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Maharashtra State has been known for its pioneering role in the development of the modern education system in India.

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Maharashtra State is home to notable autonomous institutes as Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, College of Engineering Pune, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Institute of Chemical Technology, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Walchand College of Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Sardar Patel College of Engineering .

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Maharashtra State is a prominent location for the Indian entertainment industry, with enormous films, television series, books, and other media being set there.

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Maharashtra State is home to more than 200 newspapers and 350 consumer magazines.

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Television industry in Maharashtra has been contributing significantly in the state's economy.

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The mountainous districts of Western Maharashtra State are dotted with the ruins of hundreds of mountain forts from the Deccan Sultanate and the Maratha empire eras respectively.

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