The city holds political significance too as it is a major political centre of the Vidharbha region. It also houses the headquarters of the Hindu nationalist organisation - Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and was a major centre for the Dalit Buddhist movement.
Nagpur is an important centre for the Indian Armed Forces. The headquarters of the Maintenance Command of the Indian Air Force is located in Vayusena Nagar of the city. There are many MI-8 helicopters and IAF carriers IL-76 in this centre. In the cantonment, there are other important military units too such as the Institute of Military law, the Army Postal Service Centre and a hospital for the soldiers.
Nagpur is heading towards development. Although it is not considered as an economically strong city but its economy has flourished in the last few years. As of now, the Multi-modal international Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) is underway. The project is for the Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and as far as investments are concerned, it is one of the biggest economical development projects in the country. In Maharashtra, the Vidarbha region and Nagpur are important power centres of the state. Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station and Koradi Thermal Power Station are major thermal power stations near Nagpur. There is also a super thermal power plant of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) in Mouda. Mining is an important industry in Nagpur due to the abundance of natural resources.
The city also houses prominent education institutions offering courses in different fields. National Fire Service College is the only college in the country that offers a graduation course in fire engineering. It has also got the two most prominent national institutes of the country - Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). It also houses many national research institutes and medical colleges.
The city is well-connected through air, rail and road. Being one of the tourist attractions in Maharashtra, it is widely known for the wildlife reserves in the country. With the presence of many national parks, Nagpur has in fact been declared as the "Tiger Capital" of the country.
Last Updated on : May 28, 2015