The seat of Chhatrapati dynasty of Maharashtra, is the highest sugar--producing district in the State, catering to the 12 cooperative sugar factories functioning in its jurisdiction. The district has taken a quantum leap in dairy production and development. The massive Koyna hydroelectric project or the dams at Dhom, Kanheri, Urmodi and Tarali have made the district fertile though some talukas are still awaiting irrigation. Satara is called the District of Power due to a chain of windmills, which dot its mountain ranges. It has won laurels at the national level for attaining high adult literacy. Mahableshwar is a hill station that is still unparalleled owing to its pristine beauty and restorative weather. No wonder, this is the first choice of tourists. Maharashtra’s doyen Y.B.Chavan made this district well known.