Shubhangi Khapre


Maharashtra government pushes reforms in farm sector to tackle rural poverty
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The state government has set an ambitious target to increase the irrigation potential from 18 per cent to 41 per cent by 2019.

Red flags in the air, Maharashtra agrees to scan new security law
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Intrusive security to poorly defined zones: Opposition calls it draconian.

Maharashtra Government to set parameters to define ‘model’ village
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

The Maharashtra government has announced a public-private partnership scheme to develop 1,000 ‘most backward’ villages.

Nagpur-Mumbai corridor will take 20 years ahead of other states in India, says Devendra Fadnavis
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Setting an ambitious target, the government has ordered the project work to commence from October 31 and be completed by 2019.

Maharashtra focus on 10 new districts for industrial growth
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

These districts are Nanded, Shirdi, Amravati, Gondia, Nashik, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sindhurdurg.

Maharashtra likely to witness drop in cotton production
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

The govt believes the shortfall of cotton coupled with greater overall demand in the market will ensure higher returns to the farmers

Shiv Sena will vote in favour of GST in Maharashtra Assembly
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

But wants Rs 37,500-cr package from Centre over 5 yrs to offset octroi loss

Maharashtra govt plans state model for AMRUT corpus
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Maharashtra has shortlisted 43 cities/ towns under AMRUT.

Maharashtra to be role model in empowering Dalits, tribals
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Maharashtra will set a role model for the nation with 10,000 Dalit/tribal entrepreneurs in the next three years.

Banwari Lal Purohit: Former Cong leader who claimed he arranged meeting between Rajiv & RSS
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The former MP is currently managing editor of Hitavada, an English daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale in 1911.

Maharashtra must begin water auditing, enforce policy changes soon: Chitale
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Chitale, who has been championing the cause of effective water management, has often indicated that the drought-prone districts should ban on sugarcane cultivation and sugarmills as well.

Devendra Fadnavis prescribes drip irrigation for sugarcane, solar-powered pumps
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Fadnavis convened a meeting to work out the strategy to enforce the state government’s water conservation project under the banner of “per drop per crop”.

Digital Maharashtra drive: Will connect 28,000 gram panchayats by 2017-18, says CM Fadnavis
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Govt directs core sectors to expedite infra-projects.

Maharashtra: Smart agro services for drought-hit villages
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

CM Devendra Fadnavis, while announcing the project, stressed on the need for incorporating practices to manage the effects of climate change to bring reforms

BJP cannot adopt B R Ambedkar in letter and spirit, says Prakash Ambedkar
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

The growing atrocities against Dalits or discrimination against students in premiere institutions, is the failure of the Narendra Modi government to adopt Ambedkar in letter and spirit.

Dharavi revamp project: Maharashtra to rope in new developer consortium
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Fadnavis said a pragmatic approach to ensure financial feasibility and provide better living standards to slum dwellers in Dharavi is the highest priority, glitches which have delayed the project have been identified.

BJP to use Independence Day, Ganeshotsav to evoke cultural nationalism in Mumbai
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The BJP would then launch an aggressive campaign to bring to centrestage Lokmanya Tilak, who started the concept of public celebrations of Ganesh festival to boost nationalism in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra to host SAARC Tourism Summit on October 13-14
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the event. A World Buddhist Conclave is also being planned at the historic destination, famous for the Ajanta and Ellora caves.

Devendra Fadnavis urges Centre to modify loan guidelines
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The state government has at least ten mega projects worth over Rs 1 lakh crore to be implemented and completed in next three years.

28,000 gram panchayats: Maharashtra sets Rs 10,000-crore target under MGNREGA
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

In a bid to bring in reforms in the MGNREGA from August 15, the state government has prepared a draft proposal listing 15 projects that can be taken up under the scheme, to generate more employment and create rural assets. The annual budget under EGS for the 15 initiatives proposed is Rs 10,000 crore. It […]

Maharashtra government directs finance ministry to expedite road projects across state
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

The total estimated expenditure required for both urban and rural road networks are coming up to almost Rs 58,000 crore.

Sowing of kharif is 90% complete: Devendra Fadnavis
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

CM Fadnavis said, “The good rains have helped to almost complete sowing of multiple crops in this kharif season. We are hoping for a good harvest this year.”

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley likely to clear Rs 9,500 crore for irrigation projects
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

The state government has also sought Rs 2,500 crore from NABARD.

Arun Jaitley positive on Maharashtra’s demands to tide over its finances after enforcement of GST
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

The state government believes the higher rate base of 26-28 per cent would be more beneficial for the state compared to 18 per cent the Congress has been emphasizing on.

Maharashtra: Finance Minister under pressure to hike salary of legislators, ministers
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Highly placed sources in the government said the proposal was being considered in a positive light, but would require the consent of the Cabinet on Thursday.

Congress-NCP plot fails as Shiv Sena plays spoilsport
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

BJP gets ally Shiv Sena on its side, avoids voting on Vidarbha.

CM Devendra Fadnavis slams Congress, NCP on Vidarbha stand
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Says Opposition raking up issue to create rift in the ruling alliance.

BJP sets mega stage for BMC polls, PM Modi likely to campaign
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

A mega rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also on the cards, after party president Amit Shah gave his nod to it.

Drought-hit Maharashtra headed for 40% drop in sugar production
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Area under sugarcane cultivation has shrunk from 10.5 lakh hectares to 7.8 lakh hectares; sugar production declines to 50 lakh metric tonnes from last year’s 84.01 lakh metric tonnes.

Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor gets investment boost
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

State signs MoU with CIDB Holdings, Malaysia, for Rs 10,000-cr investments in highway infrastructure.

Slum-free Mumbai: Govt proposes 1.5 lakh affordable houses on private salt pan land
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

The government believes almost 1.5 lakh houses can become a reality on salt pan on the non-dispute private land-holding.

Will closely monitor your performances: Devendra Fadnavis to ministers
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Devendra Fadnavis has indirectly hinted at the possibility of a mid-term course correction in March 2017, sources said.

GST: Maharashtra govt urges Centre to revise devolution of tax share
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

The state believes that the GST could prove to be a boon for Maharashtra — which accounts for 58 per cent of the country’s service sector - by helping them seek higher share in devolution of taxes.

Congress-NCP may take battle against tainted ministers to court
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The Opposition has demanded a probe against all such ministers under the Commission Of Inquiry Act.

Jai, Maharashtra’s biggest tiger spotted in Pauni: Mungantiwar
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Jai, who is tagged as a head turner, went missing from his home location Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary for the last few months, causing panic amongst the forest department.

Maharashtra for direct negotiations with farmers on acquisition of land
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

The direct negotiations model for land acquisition is being stressed by the state government to drastically cut down the complexities in the Land Acquisition Act.