About District

Thane is one of the few industrially advanced districts in the state of Maharashtra. Thane district is on the North of Konkan division. According to census 2011, it is third in the state in terms of population. Area of ​​the district is 4214 sq. Km. It is 1.37 percent of the state. The Sahyadri mountain ranges to the east and the Arabian sea to the west, the dense forest section of the Gujarat state on the north, and the south of Mumbai, which are considered to be world famous and the financial capital of India, are the four pillars of this district. The industrial area developed in Thane, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Bhiwandi talukas of the district and are under influence of Mumbai city’s modern culture. Out of 720 KM of coastal coast of Maharashtra State, Thane district has benfitted by 27 KM of coastal coast. 7642 hectare area is suitable for ground water fishing. Along with marine fishing, groundwater fishing is done as well. A big market like Mumbai is available for fishery and there is a great demand for fish production from the Gulf countries also.

In terms of industrial development Thane district is third in the state. Economic and social development of more than half of the district is due to industrialization. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have developed 8 industrial estates. The international market and friendly ports like Mumbai, the convenience of communication and the facilities provided by the government, have made the industry prosperous in the district. Especially in the southern and western parts of the district, there is a centralization of industries. The industries registered in the district mainly produce large amounts of chemicals and medicines. Apart from this, medium and small producers of plastic goods, iron goods and powerloom fabrics are being manufactured in large quantities. After the Ichalkaranji in Maharashtra, the textile industry of Bhiwandi is known for its textile industry. The Central Government sponsored ammunition and arms manufacturing factory is at Ambernath. Due to increasing industrialization, large scale employment has been generated to skilled and unskilled workers. Although the mineral production is not very much in the district, the business of sand excavation for the construction works on a large scale in Mumra, Thane and Ghodbunder.

District At Glance

Sr. No. Description Unit Thane District
One Natural composition
1 Geographic location
1.1 North latitude Degrees 18.42-20.20
1.2 East longitude Degrees 72.45-73.48
1.3 Area Thousand Sq.KM. 4
2 Administrative Setup
2.1 Taluka Nos. 7
2.2 Cities Nos. 31
2.3 Villages with habitation Nos. 807
2.4 Villages with no habitation Nos. 13
( excluding tehsil of Mumbai and Mumbai suburban districts)
Two Local Government Institutions
1 Municipal Corporations Nos. 6
2 Municipal Councils Nos. 2
3 Katak Mandal Nos. 0
4 Panchayat Samitis Nos. 5
5 Gram Panchayats Nos. 430
6 Nagar Panchayats Nos. 0
— According to the state election commission report
Three Population (Census – 2011)
1 Rural Thousand 1117
2 Urban Thousand 6953
3 Total Thousand 8070
4 Male Thousand 4319
5 Female Thousand 3751
6 Females per thousand males Nos. 868
7 Scheduled castes population Thousand 643
7.1 The proportion of total population % 7.97
8 Scheduled Tribes Population Thousand 424
8.1 The proportion of total population % 5.26
9 Density (population per sq. Km) Nos. 1915
10 Literacy proportion
10.1 Rural % 78.49
10.2 Urban % 88.61
10.3 Total % 87.24
10.4 Male % 90.57
10.5 Female % 83.37
10.6 Rank of Maharashtra in Literacy in our country Rank Fifth
11 Rural Households Under BPL (2002) Lac 0.72
Four District Income Predictions
1 As per current price 2013-14
1.1 Total Income (Macro) Crores 200217
1.2 Per head income (Macro) ` 193107
1.3 Total Income (net) Crores 179526
1.4 Per head income (net) ` 173150
2 As per stable (2004-05) price 2013-14
2.1 Total Income (Gross) Crores 124665
2.2 Per head income (Gross) ` 120238
2.3 Total Income (net) Crores 111238
2.4 Per head income (net) ` 107287
— First improved guess
Five Agriculture (2009-10 Temporary)
1 Geographic area Thousand Hectre 409
2 Forest area Thousand Hectre 147
3 proportion of forest area to the geographical area % 35.83
4 Land not available for farming
4.1 Non-agricultural use Thousand Hectre 25
4.2 Barren and Un-Culturable Land Thousand Hectre 35
4.3 Total Thousand Hectre 60
5 Other land not being cultivated in addition to non culturable land
5.1 Permanent pastur and Other Thousand Hectre 6
5.2 Under Trees and Shrubs Thousand Hectre 7
5.3  Culturable waste land Thousand Hectre 10
6 Waste land
6.1 Current Fallow Thousand Hectre 2
6.2 Other Fallow Thousand Hectre 7
7 Cropped area
7.1 net sowing area Thousand Hectre 176
7.2 Double / Triple cropping area Thousand Hectre 1
7.3 Area under gross cropped area Thousand Hectre 176
8 Area under irrigated area / irrigated area
8.1 net oily zone Thousand Hectre 1
8.2 Total Oily Zone Thousand Hectre 1
9 Important Crop Areas
9.1 Cereals Thousand Hectre 161
9.2 pulses Thousand Hectre 1
9.3 oil seeds Thousand Hectre 0.2
9.4 Sugarcane Thousand Hectre 0
9.5 Cotton Thousand Hectre 0
10 Rainfall (average) 2015 M.M. 1884
11 Land holding area
11.1 Area less than 2 hector Thousand Hectre 139
11.2 Area 2 to 10 hectares Thousand Hectre 198
11.3 Area exceeding 10 hectares Thousand Hectre 52
Six Partial and fully irrigated irrigation projects, irrigation projects and areas under it
1 Large irrigation projects Nos. 1
2 Medium irrigation project Nos. 0
3 Small Irrigation Project (Territory) Nos. 16
4 Additional irrigation area of ​​2014-15 through the wells in the benefit sector Thousand Hectre 0.8
Seven Animal Husbandry (Livestock-2012)
1 Total Livestock Thousand 273
2 Cows Thousand 103
3 Buffalos Thousand 98
4 Sheep and goats Thousand 64
5 Chicken and duck Thousand 2943
Eight Cooperative sector
1 Co-operative society Nos. 24135
2 Primary Agricultural Co-operative Credit Society Nos. 178
2.1 Membership number Thousand 94
2.2 Loans provided Lac 4177
2.2 Debt to come Lac 2567
3 Cooperative Dairy (till 31st March, 2015) Nos. 142
Nine Electricity
1 Electrified villages Nos. 807
2 Electricity supply pump Thousand 0.1
3 Use of electricity 2015-16
3.1 Household Million kwtas 2899
3.2 Commercial Million kwtas 853
3.3 Industrial Million kwtas 3977
3.4 Agriculture Million kwtas 18
3.5 others Million kwtas 651
3.6 total Million kwtas 8398
Ten Transportation and communication
1 Length of railway route Km 545
 — The total length of the railway line is from the undivided Thane district.
2 Road linked villages (after 31/03/2015)
2.1 perennials Nos. 800
2.2 Seasonal Nos. 5
3 Road length (paged)
3.1 National Highway Km 200
3.2 State Highways (with major state highways) Km 302
3.3 Major District Roads Km 338
3.4 Other district roads Km 2898
3.5 Rural Roads Km 2493
3.6 total Km 6231
— The state highway includes major state highways.
Eleven Registered factories and jobs
1 Registered factories (2014) Nos. 8800
2 Registered Current Factories (2014) Nos. 8494
(Workers in them) (2014) Nos. 419232
3 Cooperative Yarn Mills Nos. 0
Twelve Employee Count (posts filled March 31, 2015) (Temporary)
1 Government Thousand 9
2 Zilla Parishad Thousand 0
3 Municipal Council Thousand 0
4 Municipal Corporation (Mumbai Municipal Corporation) Thousand 0
— The work of Zilla Parishad employees is incomplete. — N.P. The work of updating the database of MC staff has not been undertaken.
Thirteen Education sector
1 Primary Education (1 to 8 V)
1.1 Total schools Nos. 3287
1.2 student Thousand 851
1.3 teacher Thousand 22
1.4 Teacher per Teacher Nos. 38
2 Secondary education and secondary education)
2.1 Total schools Nos. 1402
2.2 students Thousand 737
2.3 Teacher Thousand 19
2.4 per teacher student Nos. 38
3 Higher education
3.1 Institution Nos. 91
3.2 Total students Thousand 81
4 Technical and business education 2015-16
4.1 Business Degree Education Institute Nos. 10
(intake capacity) Nos. 3600
4.2 Business Diploma Educational Institutions Nos. 12
(intake capacity) Nos. 4192
4.3 Government Industrial Training Institute (2014-15) Nos. 10
(intake capacity) Nos. 3188
4.4 Non-governmental Industrial Training Institute (2014-15) (Unaided) Nos. 9
(intake capacity) Nos. 539
Fourteen Public health 2015
1 Hospitals Nos. 10
2 Dispensaries Nos. 3
3 Primary Health Centers Nos. 33
4 Primary Health SubCentres Nos. 187
5 Primary Health Teams Nos. 0
— Until December 2015,
Fifteen Tribal Welfare Scheme
1 Tribal Ashramshala (government and aided) Nos. 23
(Students within that) Nos. 8988
Sixteen Welfare Scheme for Backward Classes
1 Hostel for Backward Classes (Government and aided) Nos. 10
(Students within that) Nos. 857
Seventeen Public distribution system
1 Fair Price Shops Nos. 1842
2 Total storage provided
2.1 Wheat Million tons 1.23
2.2 Rice Million tons 1.02
3 Government godowns Nos. 15
(Storage capacity) Thousand tons 7.5
Base : 1. Directorate of Statistics and Statistics, Mumbai. 2.District Statistics Office , Thane