Nashik as an Industrial cityThe industrial development of Nashik area may be thought of mainly in two periods, namely pre-independence and post-independence period. The post-independence
period, we may divide, again in three stages i.e. from 1948 to 1960, 1960 to 1985
and the last one and a half decade of the 20th century.
During this period the whole district was humming with handicraft activities mainly in engraving on gold, silver, copper and brass utensils,
Manufacturing locks, making paper and weaving textile items like colored sarees, Paithanee, carpets, blankets, silk cloth etc.Nearly 35000 artisans were engaged in these cottage-industrial activities.
The first sign of modern industry
as such in this region can be traced back to
The British Government started
Rail workshops at Igatpuri and Manmad sometime in 1900. The work of India
Security Press, with a capital investment of Rs. 28 lacs was started in
1923 and printing work was commenced in 1925. The printing of currency
Encouraged by the favourable
conditions conducive to the industrial growth, the
Nashik’s contribution in Service
Industrial Field, particularly in insurance
In 1943, the first Cement Tiles Factory was started at Nashik.
During pre-independence period
only Nashik entered into a very special
after India got independence.
A government printing
press, with an investment of Rs. Two cores, was established· Bone
Mill was started at Manmad.Small units mainly related to consumer items,
development of Nashik, in the true sense of the term, started in 1962 when Satpur M.I.D.C. was declared to have come into existence with some land being handed
over to Nashik Industrial Co-Op. Estate Limited; popularly called as NICE Area. During the first decade 50 units, mainly pertaining to consumer products and ancillary units, investing about Rs. 25 crores and giving jobs to 3000 unemployed were started.
These include few large units also like MICO, Tapadia, VIP etc.
During this period, MSEB started
Thermal Power Unit at Eklahare near Nashik Road. Other few large units
like Citric, Vindhya papers, Kirloskar Tractors etc. Were
In this very decade, Nashik was placed on the world industrial and defense map of India as MIG Air-Craft Unit of the famous Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) was started at Ozar in 1964.
The major transformation of
Nashik took place during the last fifteen years. The
Apart from Satpur, Ambad and
Sinnar, the district is having MIDC areas at
The district is having industrial co-operative estates at Nashik, Sinnar, Malegaon, Manmad, Yeola, Pimpalgaon (Baswant), Kalwan, Igatpuri, Chandwad and Nandgaon. Efforts are also going on to have such an estate at Satana. Presently 600 units, mainly SSI, are functioning in these estates.
Similarly there are six big
industrial buildings three at Ambad, and three at Satpur, accommodating
76 units functioning at present. These buildings provide flat type
enclosures to small and tiny units.
Small Scale Industries - Weaving rough blankets, cloth, curing hides, making copper and brass vessels and rolling bidis are some of the small scale industries of the district. Rough blankets are woven at Dubere and Thangaon. Sinner and Nashik have bidi-rolling units. Wooden articles are made in Peth and Surgana. Besides these, small villages are engaged in making earthenware pots, leather chappals and shoes, bricks and tiles etc.
Large Scale Industries - There are sugar factories in Malegaon, Yeola, Niphad, Kalvan, Dindori and Nashik talukas. Igatpuri and Peth talukas have rice mills, while Malegaon, Baglan, Chandwad, Yeola and Niphad talukas have oil mills.
The big industries of Nashik :
Ginning and pressing mills are situated in Malegaon, Ba. There are industrial estates at Satpur, Ambad, Malegaon, Sinnar and Manmad. Nashik has factories manufacturing dyes, nylon, luggage, engineering goods, electrical equipments, electronic goods etc.
Ladies Industrial SectorNashik is having one more speciality of having a separate industrial area at Ambad MIDC, meant exclusively for lady entrepreneurs. NICE has also constructed a big building for housing such SSI units managed by lady-entrepreneurs.
Private EstatesOne can witness the growth of particularly large and medium scale industries
coming up on Mumbai-Agra road sector, mainly in Igatpuri Taluka, between
Nashik and Igatpuri. Day by day this area is taking the shape of an industrial complex having big as well as export oriented units. Presently, establishments like Raymond Steel, Shalimar Paints, Sapat, Titan Alloys etc. are working in this area. All put
together the capital investment that is made in this area by these units may be amounting to more than Rs. 100 crores. This site, it is estimated, within two-three decades will attract an investment of thousands of crores of rupees.
Bright ProspectsNow Nashik offers most advantageous position over many coming-up industrial
zones to the state, national and multinational establishments. Though majority
are from engineering sector, Nashik is also attracting agro-based and food units along with 100% export units. In the near future nearly 8000 crores investment is expected. More than 300 large and medium size units are expected to commence and take
shape within two decades to come.
Textile Centre - Malegaon and YeolaMalegaon is well known for power-looms. This development started at Malegaon
mainly between 1948 to 1958. More than 1,25,000 power-looms are functioning
and are producing daily one crore meter cloth. The scope for textile and its
ancilliarization at Malegaon is very large, particularly during the present decade,
as the state government has reserved water for proposed MIDC at Malegaon which is expected within next few years.
a handicraft speciality of Maharashtra, comes from
Agro ProcessingNashik offers King’s position as far as grapesand onions are concerned. Both these farm produces do have wide scope of processing and exports also. Recently
the district has also taken lead in strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables and other agriculture produces.
is other speciality of Nashik from very bright entrepreneur Enzochem of
Nashik is also exporting flowers, mainly roses. Recently it has started exporting Tea.
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