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Wardha is a small city cum district in Maharashtra and is famous for being an important tourist destination that is frequented by travellers of all kinds from all over the world, throughout the calendar year. Even though the Wardha economy is said to thrive mainly on the revenues earned from its tourism based activities, a sizable part of it is also sourced from a number of other economic activities.
Agriculture in Wardha
Like most of the other parts of the country, Wardha too has a predominantly agrarian economy. The most important crops grown and cultivated in Wardha are Soya Bean (principal crop), Pigeon Pea, Cotton (cash crop), Sorghum, Oranges and Bananas. The seasonal cropping pattern may be represented as –
Cotton is one of the most important cash crops cultivated on a large scale in Wardha – and such large scale cultivation has facilitated the growth and prosperity of a large number of cotton based industries in the city. The foundation of industrial activity in Wardha was supposedly laid by Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave and Jamnalal Bajaj in the pre-independence days when the city used to be a pivotal geographical point in India’s national movement.
Sugar factories, chemical hubs and handlooms present in various parts of the city are also responsible for the gradual growth in its revenue collection levels. Regions like Hinganghat and Pulgaon are famous for housing a number of industrial estates.