Pusad is a city situated in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, India, within the Vidarbha region. Named after the Pus river, it was formerly known as ‘Pushpawanti’. Pusad is the second-largest city in the Yavatmal district. There have been efforts to elevate Pusad to the status of a district, but administrative challenges have hindered this goal.

The area is predominantly tribal, mainly inhabited by Banjaras. The Banjara community traces their migration from Rajasthan to central and south India around the 12th century, following historical events such as the defeat of Prithviraj Chauhan and the 12th-century Islamic invasion of India.

Agriculture is a significant activity, with millet, wheat, tur, cotton, groundnut, and sunflower being the main crops. The city has a history of cotton ginning and oil press factories. Pusad hosts Ganeshotsav and Navaratri festivals annually. The tradition of Ganeshotsav is linked to Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s influence. Religious festivals like Dankeshwar, Kondeshwar Temple, and Karla Jatra also hold importance.

Pusad is connected to major Maharashtra cities through roadways, and MSRTC buses provide transportation to various destinations. Traffic signals were recently added to the city’s roads in 2017.