It’s a long trudge, really. The 180-km stretch from Aurangabad to Nashik — both key industrial pockets in Maharashtra — mirror the state’s apathy towards the two cities. In both the cities — home to a substantial number of manufacturing units catering to automobile and pharmaceutical sectors — access to skilled labour is a much-voiced concern. The higher proportion of SMEs — 75% in Aurangabad and as much as 90% in Nashik — only compounds problems. While enterprises are emerging out of the long shadow of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation, the road ahead continues to be fraught with uncertainties.
State of the Economy 2018
Business is looking up in Nashik and Aurangabad, but labour issues — rising costs, shortage of skilled workers and unionisation — continue to play spoilsport
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