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Nashik is famous for historical & religious places.
North south length is 120 kms
East West length is 200 kms
Total area of the District is 15530 sq kms
Maxium 12% of area is occupied by malegaon Tehsil
Smallest area 3.63% occupied by Peint Tehsil
2nd Smallest Tehsil is Deola occupied space is 3.81%
Rest 12 Talukas occupied 5 to 9 % of the area

Nashik district is having 7 sugar factories out of which 5 sugar factories are run on cooperative basis
Nashik also have 1 cotton mill run on cooperative basis


Nashik District also have following renowned institutions

India Security Press ( ISP)
Currency Note Press (CNP)
Defence Ministries Fighter Plane (MIG) Production Unit HAL ( Hindustan Aeronautics Limited)
Artilary Centre at Deolali
Thermal Power Station
Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute ( MERI )
Maharashtra State Health University
Yashwantrao Chavan Mahrashtra open university ( YCMOU )
Maharashtra Police Academy ( MPA )

Nashik District is located between 18.33 degree and 20.53 degree North latitude and between 73.16 degree and 75.16 degree East Longitude at Northwest part of the Maharashtra state, at 565 meters above mean sea level. The District has great mythological background. Lord Rama lived in Panchvati during his vanvas. Agasti Rushi also stayed in Nashik for Tapasya. The Godavari river originates from Trimbakeshwar in Nashik. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas also at Trimbakeshwar. Nashik has to its credit many well known and towering personalities like Veer Sawarkar, Anant Kanhere, Rev. Tilak, Dadasaheb Potnis, Babubhai Rathi, V.V. Shirwadkar and Vasant Kanetkar just name few. Nashik is also known as Mini Maharashtra, because the climate and soil conditions of Surgana, Peth, Igatpuri resembles with Konkan, Niphad, Sinnar, Dindori, Baglan blocks are like Western Maharashtra and yeola, Nandgaon & Chandwad blocks are like Vidarbha Region. Nashik, Malegaon, Manmad, Igatpuri are some of the big cities situated in the Nashik District.

Resently two talukas are created in the District making the total talukas to 15. Out of 15 blocks in the District, as many as 8 blobks viz Surgana, Peth, Igatpuri, Kalwan, Baglan, Dindori, Trimbakeshwar & Nashik are tribal blocks. The district also identified as tribal by the State Government. Many important rivers of Maharashtra originate in the district. Gdavari which is popularly known as Ganga of South India originatesat holy place Trimbakeshwar. Another major river is Girna. Other rivers are Darna,Mosam, Aram, Vaitarna, Manyad and Kadwa.

Though average rainfall of the District is between 2600 and 3000 mm, there is wide variation in the rainfall received at various blocks. Most of the rainfall is received at various blocks. Most of the rainfall is received from June to September. The maximum temperature in summer is 42.5 degree centigrade and minimum temperature in winter is less than 5.0 degree centigrade. Relative humidity ranges from 43% to 62%. Climate of the Nashik is generally compares with that of Banglore and Pune because of its pleasant nature. However in recent years it is noticed that the temperature I is increasing and the rainfall is decreasing due to industrialization and fast deforestation.

Bajra is important crop of the District. However other crops like wheat, paddy and other cereals are also grown in various parts of the District. Paddy is mainly grown in Tribal belt i.e. Igatpuri, Peth, and Surgana Blocks. Vegetables and Onion were main cash crops for last 30 years. Because of variety of vegetables and its supply to Mumbai, the District was known as Backyard of Mumbai. After establishment of sugar factories, Sugarcane has acquired important position in the agriculture economy of the District. One sugar factory under private sector at Ravalgaon and other sugar factories under co-operative sector at Niphad, Ranwad, Palse, Materewadi and Vithewadi are functioning in the District. Economic development in the rural area with speed started only after establishment of sugar factories. The Government has granted permission for starting four sugar factories under private sector as a result of the liberalisation. One sugar factory in private sector has started functioning in Satana Block (Dwarkadhish) This development was however concentrated around the existing sugar factories. Since last 20 years the grape has acquired dominance on the agricultural economy of District. Due to water shortage in Kalwan, Deola, Baglan and Malegaon blocks the farmers have shifted to Pomegranate from sugar cane and grape crops. Some progressive farmers are cultivating flowers in green houses. These developments also indicate that the farmers in the District adopt new technology and methods of cultivation very fast.

The district has been identified for the purpose of establishment of Wine Park and Food Park.

Climate in the District is also suitable for allied activities such as Dairy, Poultry, and Sheep & Goat rearing. There are two large units of poultry viz. C & M Groups and Ashok Kumar Hatcheries in Nashik. Few years backsome farmers have tried to establish medium sized goat rearing units under stall-fed conditions. However the results are not encouraging. Dairy has been identified as Key activity under S.G.S.Y. in almost all the blocks. The district has unlimited potential for dairy activity. Allied activities have also very good scope, as the gigantic market of Mumbai is at the doorstep of the District.

Since last 6-8 years, industrial development has picked up the speed, particularly after declaration of a five-star mega industrial estate on 2700 ha. Land in Sinnar block. There are 174 medium and large industrial units employing 75,834 people. Many reputed and large companies like Mahindra & Mhindra, MICO, Siemens, Crompton Greves, Kirloskar, Reymond steel, Jindal, Brook Bond, L & T, Ceat, VIP, Carbon Everflow, Garware, Jyoti Structures, Samsonite, Datar Switch Gears, Glaxo India etc. have established their units in the District. Prestigious project IDEM of Mahindra & Mahindra is established in Nashik very recently. Some of the important Public Sector establishments like India Security Press, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Currency Note Press and Thermal Power Station etc. are also located in the District. These industries have brought the District on the National & International map. In addition to these industries the District also has national level institutes like (I) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Institute of Rural Technology & Training run by KVIc and (ii) Indian Institute of Numismatic Studies & Research at Trimbakeshwar.

In remote areas like Surgana Block, many tribals are engaged in Carpet weaving. Export quality carpets are prepared in and around Umbarthan (Tal. Surgana) NABARD has selected Yeola Block for Development of Paithani Cluster.Nashik has also witnessed electronic development in the recent times. A software Technology Park (STP) is established in Nashik. The city has already registered many websites.


NASHIK DISTRICT MENU

TALUKAS OF NASHIK
SatanaPethNandgaon
SurganaIgatpuri
Trimbakeshwar
KalwanSinnarNashik
MalegaonDindoriNiphad
DeolaChandwadYeola
RIVERSPLACES OF INTEREST
Godavari  
Kashyapi  
Darana  
Nandini(Nasardi)  

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