Mora, Maharashtra

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Mora is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°53′20″N 72°56′02″E / 18.889°N 72.934°E / 18.889; 72.934Coordinates: 18°53′20″N 72°56′02″E / 18.889°N 72.934°E / 18.889; 72.934
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Raigad
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 400702
Telephone code 022
ISO 3166 code IN-MH
Vehicle registration MH-06

Mora is a port serving the town of Uran in Maharashtra, India. Ferry services connect to Ferry Wharf and Gateway of India in Mumbai. Occupation of the inhabitants is mostly fishing related, where in women mostly sell fish in mumbai, mora and uran. Men especially have shifted to various other professions due to increased litreacy and financial risks involved in fishing. More than 98% of population is hindu, the town is well known for its temples in particular the sai baba temple near the ferry booking office which obsereves a number of devotees from nearby region mostly gathering on thursdays. The town saw a boom during 80's and 90's because of fish exporting and smuggling, in which many made good money but after the mumbai riots in early 90's most of smuggling stopped and fishing again became primary source of income . The town is totally unplanned with poor sanitation system also because of it being located over a hard rocky out crop,with limited scope of any improvement . The chief industry at Mora is Grindwell Norton, a major manufacturer of grinding wheels and related items, others include rajeshree abrasives which is the only industry inside mora.Situated across the wharf, the main road passes through the plant.