BRIEF January 18, 2018

India States Briefs – Maharashtra

Maharashtra has made significant progress in reducing poverty, supported by high growth. Despite this, pockets in the state have high levels of poverty, and consumption inequality is among the highest in the country. Read Maharashtra - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.




Maharashtra is one of the few states where the share of salaried jobs has increased. However, the pace of job creation is not fast enough to absorb the working age population, and half the workforce is still on the farm. Read Maharashtra – Jobs brief.

Women in Maharashtra have recorded mixed progress. While there has been improvement in schooling and maternal health, the child sex ratio in the state is low and declining. What’s more, women have withdrawn from the labor force in large numbers. Read Maharashtra – Gender brief.

Social groups in Maharashtra display striking differences in schooling, jobs and health outcomes. The state’s Scheduled Tribes, in particular, stand out for their slow pace of poverty reduction and limited access to basic services. Read Maharashtra - Social Inclusion brief.

Health and education outcomes in Maharashtra are improving. However, malnutrition levels are high and learning outcomes in children are declining. Read Maharashtra - Health and Education brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Maharashtra - Indicators at a GlanceReaders who are keen to further understand all the indicators selected for this exposition may refer to the Technical Appendix.

To know more about other states read India States Briefs