The Deccan Plateau is an industrially well developed region.

1. Many Cash Crops like cotton, sugar cane, etc are cultivated on the Deccan Plateau. Moreover, the Plateau is richly endowed with various minerals of industrial importance like iron ore, manganese, bauxite, copper, coal, limestone, granite, etc. so, agro-based and minerals-based industries are well developed in the region.
2. The Maharashtra Plateau has many industries like cotton textiles, sugar, automobiles. Electronics, food-processing, etc. the Karnataka-Telangana Plateau also has industries like machine tools, aircraft, electronics, telecommunication equipment, and textile, iron and steel, etc. Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad have become hubs (hearts) for the IT industries.
3. Along with the availability of raw materials, infrastructural facilities like water, electricity, transportation, etc. are also instrumental in making the Deccan Plateau an industrially developed region.