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
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
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