About Jalgaon:

Jalgaon is a city in western India, to the north of the Maharashtra state in Jalgaon District, which itself is located on the northern Deccan Plateau. Located within the productive, irrigated agricultural region of Khandesh.

Jalgaon is also the hometown of the Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India.

Modern Jalgaon now boasts of vast industrial areas, educational institutes and good hospitals. The city is well developed with good roads, shopping centres, and residential areas, and also has good communication and transport infrastructure. Jalgaon is near the world famous Ajanta Caves and is one of the key attraction places for tourists all around the World.

The Ajanta Caves are located about 59 km (about 38 mi) to the south of Jalgaon, and the Yaval Wildlife Sanctuary is about 32 km (about 20 mi) to the north.

The city is served by several major rail lines with routes to Mumbai, Nagpur, Delhi and Surat. It lies on national highway 6 connecting it to Surat and Kolkata.

Jalgaon district produces more than 16% of India's bananas and thus 3% of world banana production happens in Jalgaon. Jalgaon thus produces more bananas than most of the countries of the world. According to Mahabanana, an association of banana growers of Maharashtra, 66% of Maharashtra's land under banana crop is in Jalgaon.

Transport:

Jalgaon is well connected to the major cities of Maharashtra state as well as to the Metros like Mumbai and Kolkata through Asian Highway no. 46 (formerly National Highway no. 6).Jalgaon is on the main railway line. Major trains like Karnatak express,Navjeevan express,etc have a stop at Jalgaon.Bhusawal railway junction,which is approximately 20 minutes away from Jalgaon city,is one of the major railway junctions in Maharashtra.

An airport is being constructed at Kusumba (approximately 6 kms from the city) which would be in operation by June 2010.

Industries:

Jalgaon is a prominent industry center in pipe manufacturing, pulse milling, biofertilizer production and mattress manufacturing. Jalgaon is a significant collection and distribution center of agricultural goods and agriculture input industry (including biofertilizers). Jalgaon is also well known for banana production. The city is also famous for its gold market which has reputation of being pure. The Jalgaon city surrounded by various well known and reputed industries like irrigation, pipe, forging, cloths. Jalgaon is nowadays becoming a well trading centre of Maharashtra and a leading producer of sugarcane. Pulse Milling in Jalgaon started in the late seventies with JJ Group, Salecha and Adarsh groups setting up milling plants which subsequently grew into multiple plants employing hundreds of people and serving all of India and over 20 other countries. Until recently traders and processors in Jalgaon have been leading the country in the pulse trade and processing. NCDEX and other commodity exchanges quote prices on the basis of Jalgaon delivery.