Pune Infrastructure

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Pune infrastructure is increasingly acquiring importance as one of the main infrastructural support of Maharashtra. Pune is one the most advanced, industrialized, and popular cities in Maharashtra.

Facts and figures

With a population of 45 lakh in 2005, Pune city has a well established primary, secondary, and tertiary sector. Pune's GDP is growing at the rate of around 8% and Pune's per capita GDP is pegged at ` 46,000, taking Pune ahead of Hyderabad. Within India, Pune has the least gap between the rich and the poor. Pune's infrastructure has led to the city becoming 6th largest economy of India. Pune agriculture
Pune was originally an agricultural settlement way back in the 1st century and was known as Poonak Vishaya. The main agricultural produces of Pune includes rice, cotton, fruits (oranges, pomegranates, sweet lime, mangoes), and vegetables.

Pune infrastructure is also well known for its floriculture and horticulture related activities. The government of Maharashtra has been trying to highlight Pune as an agri-business center.

Pune industry

Pune infrastructure is well supported by the automobile and software sectors. Some of the major automobile-related units in Pune are:
  • TATA Motors
  • Bajaj Auto
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • Kinetic Engineering and Force Motors Ltd.
Other major industrial units in Pune are:
  • Coca Cola
  • Whirlpool
  • LG
  • Bharat Forge Ltd.
  • Thermax Ltd.
  • Cummins Engines Co Ltd.
  • Sandvik Asia
  • Finolex
  • Greaves India
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Frito Lay
Prominent software giants have chosen the Pune due to its efficient infrastructure and easy availability of skilled, English-speaking manpower. Some of that have a major presence are:

  • Infosys
  • TCS
  • HSBC Global Technology
  • IBM
  • Dell
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Wipro
  • Xansa
  • KPIT Cummins
  • Neilsoft
  • Kanbay Software
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • Siemens
  • I-Flex
Pune industry is undergoing an unprecedented boom, with 1700 companies setting up base there in 2005-06. Software export from Pune is expected to be INR 9,000 crore in 2006-07.

Investments in Pune

The Maharashtra government provided many incentives for investments in Pune. Lucrative investment opportunities exist in the industrial and education sector in Pune, as well as in the hotel industry, garment industry, and IT Parks.

Last updated On: 7th May 2011

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