Shubhangi Khapre


BJP divided over support to MSP leader Narayan Rane in Legislative Council byelection
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Rane has assured the BJP that there are seven Shiv Sena MLAs who would vote in his favour and Congress tally would go down from 42 to 40 as Nitish Rane (MLA) and Kalidas Kolamkar (MLA) from the party would support Rane.

Maharashtra govt to expedite loan waiver, second phase to benefit 25-30 lakh farmers
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

“So far, the government has directly credited money into the accounts of 2.39 lakh farmers. By November-end, we expect that number to cross 25-30 lakh,” said an official.

Maharashtra’s 107 irrigation projects worth Rs 10,686 crore get nod from Centre
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The Centre will provide 25 per cent financial assistance for the projects, while 75 per cent funds would be provided through loans from NABARD. Out of these 107 projects, it is estimated that 86 minor and medium irrigation projects worth Rs 6,000 crore would be completed by 2018-end.

Irrigation projects: Maharashtra govt spent Rs 8,000 crore to acquire 17,000 hectares
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The Centre and the state have set a target of enhancing the irrigation potential from the present 18.1 per cent to 40 per cent in the next five years. Therefore, the state government has taken the decision to put all ongoing projects on the fast-track.

Maharashtra plans to bring 44 lakh farmers under group farming
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Group farming has become inevitable in Maharashtra as 78 per cent farmers have small and marginal landholding.

Maharashtra: Desilting of dams to be extended to 3,200 structures by 2019
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The desiliting of dams is also expected to help the state earn a revenue of Rs 6,000 crore per year by way of quality sand that would be excavated in the process. Besides, the desilted soil can be used to enhance the fertility of agricultural land.

Demonetisation: PM Modi carried forward Ambedkar’s theory in letter and spirit, says Devendra Fadnavis
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Speaking in this vein, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Babasaheb Ambedkar in his book Problems of Rupee presented the theory of demonetisation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi accomplished the task in letter and spirit. The Bhim App is a real tribute to great leader Ambedkar.”

After DeMo, Maharashtra goes digital to bring rural transformation
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

“The digital process has helped to ascertain the credentials of each and every genuine farmer. The decision to credit the loan amount in farmers' account has helped to plug the flaws in the system which were in existence for decades.”

Food processing policy: Investors to procure fruits and vegetables directly from farmers, not traders, says govt
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The government believes the move will help farmers double farm production as well as their income, create a robust market value chain with food processing units buying vegetables and fruits directly from the farmers.

Maharashtra govt to step up drive against corruption in welfare schemes
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The emphasis would be on ensuring that welfare schemes reach the rightful beneficiaries, and for that the state government is banking on digitisation.

Maharashtra govt to take achievements to people’s doorsteps
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

The Devendra Fadnavis government completed three years on October 31.

Maharashtra nod for regional plan in eight districts
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said the regional plan is integral for better planning and execution of growth models in a district.

Maharshtra: Villagers become messengers of social transformation
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The message that the Maharashtra government gives is increasing the demand among women across generations for building toilets in their homes.

In 3 years, projects worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore sanctioned for Vidarbha, Marathwada
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The Maharashtra government also initiated administrative reforms by filling up the key posts in the irrigation and agriculture sectors that had remained vacant for the last six decades.

Maharashtra: In three years, projects worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore sanctioned for Vidarbha, Marathwada
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

"Our development model is founded on inclusive growth where regional imbalance is accorded the highest priority. The backwardness in Vidarbha and Marathwada cannot be tackled piecemeal," CM said.

Maharashtra: Digital process unearths 13.5 lakh ghost accounts
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Justifying the online process for loan waiver and three-tier validation, the chief minister said, “The larger objective of the entire exercise is to provide funds to truly deserving farmers.”

Challenge before Maharashtra govt: Sustaining Jalyukta Shivar ‘success’
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

While the second phase in under way in 5,000 villages, the process to audit the works to bring more scientific methods are being pushed.

Maharashtra: FDI in infrastructure, industrial projects will boost growth, says CM Devendra Fadnavis
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

While the Centre has promised five years’ compensation to all states to cope up with the GST transition, Maharashtra has almost bridged an estimated financial gap of Rs 14,000 crore this year. From next fiscal, the state might not require the Centre’s compensation, said the CM.

Shiv Sena has been opposing each and every decision taken by the govt, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

"I can state with certainty that a cabinet expansion and reshuffle will take place. Some ministers will be dropped. Candidates who have greater potential will be inducted," said CM Devendra Fadnavis

‘Trust deficit’ has put BJP-Shiv Sena coalition under strain, say leaders from both parties
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Uddhav Thackeray says, “It would take less than a minute to break up from the government. What has kept us together is the public mandate.”

67 lakh account numbers for farmer’s loan waiver, not 89 lakh: panel
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

On the issue of many farmers with identical Aadhar cards benifiting for the loan waiver, CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “If it is a bona fide mistake, it can be forgiven. But certainly not if it a malafide mistake.”

Maharashtra loan waiver: Lists provided by banks shows Lakhs of farmers with same Aadhaar, savings account numbers
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Another discrepancy is a list of 2.5 lakh farmers, who, according to banks, have cleared all their loans. But the same banks also show outstanding loans against these 2.5 lakh farmers.

Digital push for SC-ST schemes by Maharashtra state govt
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Govt wants to adopt digital platform to minimise manipulations in social sectors

Loan waiver: ‘Digital system helped check loss of Rs 5,500 crore’
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Maharashtra farm loan waiver: With a three-tier scrutiny using advanced software, an official said, only eligible farmers were getting the benefit.

Loans waived, farmers look forward to better prices, smart farming
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Across the tribal belt of Maharashtra, farmers owe amounts less than Rs 1.5 lakh each.

Maharashtra govt releases Rs 4,000 cr for 8.4 lakh farmers in first phase
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Tells farmers not to panic if names missing from the initial lists, appeals to opposition parties to support enforcement

At IFSC, focus set to be on fintech
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

“The primary concern relates to seeking the consent from the Centre for the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which mandates 50 hectares of unencumbered land," a senior official said

Maharashtra farmers to get loan waiver from October 18: Devendra Fadnavis
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Farmers will get the loan waiver from October 18. The funds will be directly credited to the individual bank accounts of farmers."

MNS could turn Shiv Sena’s rival No. 1, gear up for street politics
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

On Friday, a day after the BJP won the bypoll in Bhandup’s ward 116 and narrowed the gap between the party and the Sena’s tally in the BMC, six MNS corporators joined the Sena, a move that has stumped the BJP and antagonised the MNS.

Nanded poll defeat: BJP tries to zero in on reasons
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

In the 2012 municipal corporation elections, the Congress had won 41, BJP 2, NCP 10, MIM 11, Shiv Sena 14, independent 1 and others 2 seats. The three regional parties, Shiv Sena, NCP and MIM, faced a complete rout this time around.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Swedish PM discuss investment prospects in state
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is on a visit to Sweden, met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, discussing investment prospects in defence manufacturing, skill development and other sectors in the state.

SIT probe ordered into farmer deaths due to pesticides in Maharashtra
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The incident has led the government to scrutinise recommendations of pesticide firms that prescribe formulae to farmers to enhance quality and quantity of crops.

BJP wins 50 per cent gram panchayats in Maharashtra
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Elections for 3,131 gram panchayats across 16 districts were held on October 7 and 79 per cent votes were polled. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said: “People have shown confidence in the development agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modiji and our state government.”

Ashok Chavan faces litmus test on home turf
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

The multi-cornered elections in the 81-seat Nanded civic body would be a litmus test for the BJP too, with the party winning only two seats and finishing fifth in the 2012 elections.

Killing of Dalit youth not an isolated incident: Prakash Ambedkar
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

“If a community, organisation or group resorts to killing a Dalit for such trivial issues like watching a navratri garba, it somewhere raises the question mark on the political leadership...,” said Prakash, the grandson of B R Ambedkar.

Narayan Rane to join NDA, may get Cabinet berth in ‘reshuffle after Diwali’
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

A BJP leader said, “Rane’s electoral strength in the Assembly is one seat. If we concede important portfolios to him, we will have problems with alliance partner Shiv Sena, which has 63 seats.”