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State govt likely to audit Jalyukta Shivar
Tue, May 30, 2017

The CM has toured almost all critical drought-prone districts across Vidarbha, Marathwada, North Maharashtra, Western Maharashtra and Konkan and more than 100 Jalyukta Shivar projects have been inspected.

Fadnavis chopper crash: Buy a new aircraft if needed, Centre tells state
Sun, May 28, 2017

The Centre reckons the state government can set aside Rs 200-250 crore for acquiring new helicopters.

Amit Shah set to visit Mumbai in June
Wed, May 24, 2017

Shah’s visit to Maharashtra will also involve review of workings within the organisation, an insider said.

District co-operative banks saddled with Rs 3,000-crore old notes
Tue, May 23, 2017

In 2016-17, crop loan disbursed through the banks was Rs 17,548 crore.

GST Act passed unanimously by Legislative assembly and council: GST will boost state economy, push growth, says CM Fadnavis
Tue, May 23, 2017

The GST will boost the state economy (GSDP) and also push growth, Fadnavis said.

Congress-NCP seeks credit for GST, then attacks it saying will fuel inflation
Mon, May 22, 2017

Ajit Pawar said, “During demonetisation, districts cooperative banks took huge beating. Now, GST is going to worsen their financial health.”

Cong-NCP targets Sena: ‘surrendered to BJP’
Sun, May 21, 2017

Shiv Sena youth wing president Aaditya Thackeray came to listen to the debate on GST at the Vidhan Bhawan.

Maharashtra Congress worried as enrollment drive gets poor response
Fri, May 19, 2017

A senior functionary involved in the enrolment process revealed, “Frankly, our enrolment drive is not going to match the BJP, which has digitally registered 1.10 crore members in state.

Jalyukta Shivar helped stop depletion of underground water tables: Ministry report
Thu, May 18, 2017

The total Jalyukta Shivar works completed are 3,35,725 and of the 25,000 drought-hit villages, 11,494 have become drought-free. The state has 40,913 villages

Maharashtra gives nod to power projects with Rs 3,305-cr cost escalation
Wed, May 17, 2017

The completion of these projects would augment the thermal power plant by 2,730 MW.

Setback for Pankaja Munde in Parli APMC polls
Tue, May 16, 2017

Estranged cousin Dhananjay Munde’s win in her home turf has BJP worried

Political parties woo rural Maharashtra
Sun, May 14, 2017

Eye on 2019 polls, parties try to win support through ‘yatras’ in villages

To reconnect with farmers, Maharashtra CM to start BJP’s Samvad Yatra
Sat, May 13, 2017

In a damage control exercise, 4,000 individuals will be deputed in 40,913 villages between May 24 and 28

Uddhav Thackeray warns 27 MLAs for skipping rural ‘sampark yatra’
Sat, May 13, 2017

Sena leaders said Thackeray was upset as several elected members and leaders deputed proxy (ex-corporators/local leaders) candidates for the rural assignment that included interaction with farmers in villages.

Maharashtra: Opposition plans state-wide protest, BJP pulls up Danve over anti-farmer remark
Fri, May 12, 2017

During an internal meeting of the BJP Wednesday, Danve had reportedly said: “Despite 1 lakh tonne of additional procurement of tur (pulses), they (farmers) are still crying.”

State amends draft GST bill to compensate local bodies, Sena gives nod
Wed, May 10, 2017

Govt promises to credit funds in BMC account before fifth of every month.

Govt targets Rs 10,000 crore rise in non-tax revenue in 2017-18
Tue, May 09, 2017

The enforcement of goods and services tax (GST) from July 1, 2017, will bring new financial challenges to the state, which accounts for almost 45 per cent urbanisation.

Nabard report 2017-18: ‘Farmers have less access to crop loan credit in Vidarbha and Marathwada’
Mon, May 08, 2017

NABARD report says better infrastructure in Western Maharashtra behind higher loan credit

Fewer water tankers in drought belt, thanks to Jalyukta Shivar, says Maharashtra govt
Sun, May 07, 2017

Government says tankers in rural Maharashtra have dropped sharply, from 4,883 last year to 798 this year

Maharashtra: Maratha quota will be referred to Backward panel
Fri, May 05, 2017

"The ruling BJP had adopted a resolution supporting the 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs,” said a source in the State government,.

Maratha quota will be referred to Backward Commission
Thu, May 04, 2017

The government which is in favour of quota to Maratha will also submit the detail 2700 pages document to justify quota on legal and Constitutional grounds.

Maharashtra not to toe MP line, rules out switching to Jan-Dec fiscal
Thu, May 04, 2017

Not practical unless Centre too shifts the financial year, uniformity must for greater coordination, says Mungantiwar

Maharashtra: Opposition leaders meet governor, Shiv Sena reaches CM home over farm loan waiver
Wed, May 03, 2017

The Opposition and the Sena want the state government to provide a Rs 30,500 crore loan waiver to the farmers in the state

Devendra Fadnavis calls for greater people’s participation
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

“This Maharashtra Day, let’s embark on a new journey. Together, let’s act and work for ‘Vision Maharashtra 2025’,” said Fadnavis.

Maharashtra: Eye on 2019, BJP to push for transparency as main poll agenda
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

CM Devendra Fadnavis has urged the party workers to campaign for transparent politics and initiate a cashless transaction drive across the state

Farmers should have easy access to crop loan: Fadnavis
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Fadnavis called for coordination of district cooperative and national, commercial banks to help farmers seeking loans.

Bid to tackle regional disparity and low human index: Government development model to focus on 10 backward districts
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

According to sources, of the total funds allocated to talukas across the state till December 2017, Rs 302 crore has been kept aside.

State’s vision document 2030 lays stress on solar power for farmers
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The difference is recovered in the form of cross subsidy from the industries and commercial consumers across the state.

Maharashtra Farm ponds: Target 1 lakh, but govt receives 3.5 lakh applications
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

The demand for farm ponds is pouring from across districts of Solapur, Sangli, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Satara, Jalgaon, Amravati, Buldhana, Akola, Latur, Osmanabad, Jalna and Parbhani districts.

Maharashtra BJP to highlight PM Narendra Modi’s reforms across 90,000 booths
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Massive drive between May 26 and June 10 to spread awareness about key reforms of the Centre

Maharahstra: BJP convenes two-day state executive conclave
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

At the BJP’s core committee meeting held on Thursday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis outlined the party’s political achievements and also focused on greater administrative challenges ahead.

Maharashtra urges railway, defence to open land for slum rehabilitation
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

“The decision will boost the state’s efforts of slum rehabilitation and affordable housing with policy support, and facilitate flow of institutional credit and funds from domestic and global financial agencies,” said Devendra Fadnavis.

Maharashtra: Micro-irrigation to cover 40,913 villages in 3 phases
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, at internal departmental meetings where the documents were discussed, said, “Maharashtra should emerge as the leading state in taking forward micro irrigation.”

Jaitapur N-plant should provide more jobs to local people: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The state government has also ensured highest-ever compensation package of up to Rs 40 lakh per hectare of land to the villagers.

Maharashtra wants 14,000 gram panchayats to go cashless by May
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured the Centre that the state would strive to go digital across its 29,000 gram panchayats, which comprise 40,913 villages, in two phases along with the BHIM-Aadhaar platform by 2018