Maheshtala is the 100th most populous city in India with a total population of 4,48,317. Maheshtala is a city in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and the highest employment in the district is in Agriculture, Leather, Jute products, Plastic, Readymade Garments and other household industries. The district has 39% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 53% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 8% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Leather products, Machinery & Parts, Hosiery and garments. The major field crops produced are Rice, Green Gram, Black Gram, Sunflower, Mustard, Linseed. Apart from these, horticultural crops like Mango, Banana, Brinjal, Cucurbits etc. are also produced. Maheshtala is a city and a municipality under Maheshtala, Rabindra Nagar, and Metiaburz police stations of Alipore Sadar subdivision in South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.