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
Artilary Centre at Deolali
Thermal Power Station
Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute ( MERI )
Maharashtra State Health University
Yashwantrao Chavan Mahrashtra open university ( YCMOU )
Nashik District is located between 18.33 degree and 20.53 degree North
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
In remote areas like Surgana Block, many tribals are engaged in Carpet
Export quality carpets are prepared in and around Umbarthan (Tal. Surgana)
NABARD has selected Yeola Block for Development of Paithani Cluster.