Economy

Agriculture

Spiked millet is the main crop. Sugarcane, grapes, onions and pomegranates are also cultivated on a large scale. Markets for onions are situated at Niphad and Lasalgaon. Grapes of Nashik are famous with a large produce coming from Sinnar, Dindori, Niphad and Nashik talukas. Grapes are also exported. Sugarcane is also another important irrigated cash crop.

Season Main crops
Kharif Sorghum, Sugarcane, Rice, Groundnut, Cotton, Spiked Millet
Rabi Sorghum, Sugarcane, Wheat, Green Chickpea

The Agriculture Produce Market Committees are located in Chandwad, Yeola, Ghoti(Bk), Malegaon, Lasalgaon, Surgana, Nandgan, Kalwan and Nashik.

Industry

Six co-operative sugar mills in the district are as follows:

Name Place, Taluka
Girna Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Dabhadi, Malegaon
Vasantdada Patil Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Vithewadi, Kalwan
Nashik Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Palne (Janardan Swami Nagar), Nashik
Kadwa Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Materewadi, Dindori
Karmaveer Kakasaheb Wagh Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Kakasaheb Nagar, Niphad
Niphad Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Bhausaheb Nagar (Pimpalas), Niphad

The district has industrial estates at Satpur, Ambad, Malegaon, Sinnar, Peth and Manmad. The five-star industrial estate at Sinnar is a unique feature of Nashik. Spread over 2,700 Ha, it houses about 175 medium-to-large-scale industries and employs about 75,000 people.

Currency printing of all denominations is done at Nashik road. The printing of government issued deposits like Indira Vikas Patra, Kisan Vikas Patra, postal orders, passport etc. is carried out in the India Securities Press run by the Central Government. There is also a record of the existence of a minting machine at Chandwad during Malharrao Holkar's rule.

The innovative project of papermaking from the Eucalyptus tree can be seen at Igatpuri. Shalu (a type of silk sari richly brocaded and embroidered), Paithani saris and Peetambar (yellow coloured dhoti) from Yeola are famous. Malegaon, like Solapur and Ichalkaranji, is an important centre for handlooms and power looms.

Wineries are also well established on account of the large grape production in the district. Nashik is one of the main centres for these wineries, slowly gaining ground internationally. The district provides onions and other vegetables to Mumbai, making it an important business for many farmers.

Some of the major industries are given in the table below:

Industry / Business Place
Thermal Power Station Eklahare
Beedi (Cigarettes) Sinnar, Nashik
Ginning-Pressing mills Malegaon, Nandgaon, Baglan
Handloom and power loom Malegaon
Oil mill Malegaon, Chandwad, Yeola, Niphad, Baglan
Rice mill Igatpuri, Peth
Asian Dehydration, Bahco, Tapadiya Tools, Agricultural Dusk, Mico Bosch, Gabriel India, Rubber, Tyre Nashik
Indian Tools, Asian Tools, Garware Nylon, Glaxo, Mahindra & Mahindra, Crompton Greaves, VIP luggage, CP luggage Satpur, Ambad, Igatpuri
Cold drinks made from grapes Pimpalgaon-Baswant
Chocolates and toffees Ravalgaon

Industry at a Glance (upto March 2012)

S. No. Head Unit Particulars
1 Registered Industrial Micro Units Number 9331
2 Small Total Industrial Unit Number 5228
3 Registered Medium Units Number 33
4 Estimated Avg No of daily Workers employed in micro industries Number 60321
5 Employment in Small scale industries Number 49452
6 Employment in medium industries   3915
7 No of industrial areas Number 6 running 4 proposed
8 Production capacity of micro industries Number in lakhs 18,13,097
9 Production capacity of small industries Number in lakhs 2415444
10 Production capacity of medium industries Number in lakhs 4271405

Forest

About 20% of the total district area is covered by forest. The forests are mainly in the hilly regions in the West in the talukas of Surgana, Kalwan, Peth, Dindori and Baglan. Teak wood is primarily found in these forests. The other trees include Indian Laurel, Bamboo, Indian Rosewood, Black Catechu, Indian blackberry, Indian Butter tree.

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

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