Economy

The populace being predominantly rural, agriculture and agro-based industries drive the economy of Buldhana.

Agriculture

Despite harsh summers and winters, the rainfall in Buldhana is moderate. Southern part receives 75 – 100 cm of rainfall, while the northern part of district receives 60- 75 cm. The chief crops grown in the district are Sorghum, Red gram, Groundnuts, Safflower, Wheat, Bengal gram, Cotton, Chilli, Sugarcane and Bananas. Cotton is the main cash crop while Sorghum is the staple food-grain cultivation. Betel leaf cultivation is also carried out in the district. The market committee of the district is in Sindakhedraja.

Land under Cultivation

Total arable land 668,400 Ha
Rain-fed 628,900 Ha
Irrigated 39,500 Ha

Seasonal Cropping Pattern

Season Main crops
Kharif Cotton, Soyabean, Sorghum, Pigeon Pea
Rabi Gram, Wheat, Safflower

Industry

There are industrial estates in Khamgaon, Deulgaon-Raja, Malkapur and Buldhana. Cotton-based industries like handloom, machine loom, ginning and pressing are predominant because of cotton production. The district also produces quilts and nutcrackers. Oil mills (predominantly Safflower) are also found in the district. The traditional occupation of leather curing is also carried out in some parts. Stone mines are also found here because of the abundance of masonry stone. The soap production unit of Hindustan Lever is situated at Khamgaon. The district has two co-operative sugar mills in the district as follows:

Name Place, Taluka
Jijamata Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Dusarbhid, Sindkhedraja
Adishakti Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Amsari, Shegaon

Industry at a Glance (2012-13)

S. No. Head Unit Particulars
1 Registered Industrial Units Number 1434
2 Total Industrial Unit Number 1434
3 Registered Medium and Large Units Number 23
4 Estimated Avg No of daily Workers employed in small scale industries Number 11493
5 Employment in large and medium industries Number 5573
6 No of industrial areas Number 9
7 Turnover of small scale industries Number in lakhs --
8 Turnover of medium and large scale industries Number in lakhs --

Forest produce

During the year 2010-11, an estimated 840.66 Sq KM of area was under forest which constituted 8.70% of the total area. Forest resources contribute significantly to the economy of the district. Forest area is located in Gavilgad Hills in the north and Agentha hills in the south of Buldhana district. Dense forest is observed in Buldhana, Khamgaon and Jalgaon Jamod talukas. The resources are Timber wood, fuel wood, Tendu Patta, Gum, Grass etc.

The ancient name of Amravati is "Udumbravati", prakrut form of this is "Umbravati" and "Amravati" is known for many centuries with this name.

About Project

Get in touch

  • Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd
    Nepean Sea Road, Priyadarshini Park,
    Mumbai 400 036, Maharashtra, India.
  • 91 22 23685909,
    91 22 26517900,
    Fax: 91 22 26417893.
  • info@msrdc.org