This page is about the economy of Sangli district including all it’s talukas, cities and villages.
Sugarcane / Sugar
Sugarcane is the major crop grown all over the district wherever there is water available. It is a major political cash crop and the sugarcane farmers are a major vote bank hence the prices are politically controlled.
Sangli is historically famous turmeric trading centre. Sangli is the gateway for the South Indian turmeric into North India.
Sangli has one of the oldest wet milling facilities in Sangli. Also there a few large companies engaged in Dry milling as well as flaking along with many small industries engaged in processing maize for animal feed purposes.
Grapes and Raisins
Sangli district has one of the largest areas under grape cultivation in southern Maharashtra. The grapes produced here are of high quality and a large part of it gets exported. A lot of the grapes that don’t get exported are used to make raisins and then exported or domestically sold.
Pomegranates are grown in the dryer parts of the district like Jath taluka, etc. Also, they are grown extensively in the neighbouring Solapur District due to it’s hot and dry climatic conditions. Hence, Sangli has become a major storage, processing and value addition zone for Pomegranates.
|Other Fruits Processing|
|Fertiliser / Pesticides Manufacturing|
|Banks (excluding co-operative)||20|
|Medical Shops (Pharmacies)||500|
|Jewellery Stores and Goldsmiths||200|
|Bakeries and Sweet Shops||200|
|Computer Cafes and Gaming Cafes||100|
|Traders and Stockists|
|Radio, TV and Other Media||6|
|Software Developer Firms||2|
|Agricultural Markets (Mandis)||5|
Sangli city is located in the Miraj Taluka of the Sangli district. Miraj has historically been the medical centre for most of North Karnataka and South Maharashtra. People from as far as Bijapur district in Karnataka would travel to Miraj on “medical vacations” to get proper medical care. Hence today, Miraj is developed into one of the largest medical centers in Maharashtra with 100s of hospitals with surgeons and doctors specialising in a variety of complex medical conditions.
Miraj is poised to become a hotspot for Medical Tourism.
Sangli district also has 4 medical colleges which is one of the highest per district in Maharashtra as well as India.