Chavan also said that unless large manufacturing units start their operation in MIHAN (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur), Vidarbha and Nagpur cannot achieve desirable industrial growth.
    
"The total income from taxes to the Sales Tax department is about Rs 85,000 crore annually. Out of this, around 70 percent revenue of the total GDP of the state comes from five cities, including Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Raigadh and Nagpur.

Chavan also said that revenue from mines and tiger sanctuaries is negligible and there are limitations of starting industries in the eco-sensitive districts of Vidarbha region due to environment norms.
    
Elaborating on reasons behind Pune being transformed into an industrial township and an auto hub, Chavan said, "Telco laid the foundation stone for industries there and later Bajaj and other industries chose Pune as it was nearest to the sea port in Mumbai. The government also provided land for industries at a cheaper rate during the 1970s and 80s".

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