Maharashtra set to ban sugarcane farming in drought zone
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

The ban could be extended to some districts of North Maharashtra and Western Maharashtra, which too are facing a water crisis.

London’s upcoming centre of Ambedkar studies
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

This other project, which the Maharashtra government is working on simultaneously with the London plan, will span 12. 5 acres along the Mumbai seashore.

Irrigation projects: Rehabilitate project-affected on priority, CM Devendra Fadnavis asks officials
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Sources said the CM has instructed officials to ensure no projects are stuck because of shoddy or incomplete rehabilitation.

Drought relief work scaled up : CM Devendra Fadnavis to tour worst affected districts from September 1
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

All the eight districts of Marathwada and six districts of Vidarbha facing agrararian crisis are being provided subsidised food grains.

Congress, NCP to revive quota issue
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Taking a cue from from Hardik’s rally, voices in the Congress-NCP have emerged to revive the issue of Maratha and the Dhangar reservations.

Gadchiroli Development Plan: State gets go-ahead for mining, steel industries in Naxal belt
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The projects entailing a substantial capital expenditure would be undertaken through private and public partnership.

Sign of forward castes’ fear: Prakash Ambedkar
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

“The increasing cry for reservation across states is an outcome of a political threat perceived by these ruling castes from OBCs making inroads in politics,” said Prakash Ambedkar.

Dry spell in Marathwada: Govt reserves dam water only for drinking purposes
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The low water levels in dams and the IMD warning of no rains next week forced the state government to issue an advisory to officials across Marathwada to allow dam water only for drinking purposes.

Organic farming to get a big boost in Maharashtra
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

It will be taken up aggressively to replace chemical fertilisers: Khadse

Upper dams to release water for drought-hit districts; cabinet meet in Sept in Marathwada
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The state government has also decided to hold a special cabinet meeting in Marathwada next month.

Maharashtra government to spend Rs 869 crore on fodder camps
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Administration will issue guidelines to prevent mismanagement.

Don’t allow more sugar mills in Marathwada, says Chavan
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Ex-CM says govt should revisit formula for determining FRP.

Dabholkar Murder: Probe hits Marathi hurdle, seven-member state police team to assist CBI
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The officials are well versed with Marathi, deployment will also help solve manpower shortage faced by investigating agency.

In Delhi, Sharad Pawar plays ‘third front’, but at home he faces flak
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

While Sharad Pawar hosts the banner of third front at Centre, at home he is facing a divide within his own organisation and flak from small allies.

Purandare award row: Caste politics unlikely to unsettle Fadnavis
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Industry representatives back CM, say inclusive development goal will see him through.

Rs 1,600-cr land-mapping project looks at zero dispute in five years
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Project will involve satellite mapping and physical measurement of land across 40,000 villages.

RSS growth claim: 10,000 to 15,000 recruits a month
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

In the interview, Bhagaiah said the response from college students and IT professionals has been huge.

Textile hub plan to cover nine districts in cotton belt
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Yavatmal, Buldhana, Amravati, Jalna, Parbhani, Nanded, Aurangabad, Beed and Jalgaon are the districts shortlisted for the textile hubs.

Textile hubs to be set up in cotton belt to tackle farmer suicides in Maharashtra
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

CM Devendra Fadnavis has given instructions to expedite the projects and urged the Maharashtra State Textile Corporation and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to coordinate.

Water crisis: Sugar factories blamed
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The district hit by recurring droughts has 22 sugar factories. Sugarcane crushing in this district is second highest in the state.

Fodder shortage: Farmers to adopt hydroponic method
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

There is a shortage of 25,000 metric tonne fodder in Marathwada region and alternative models are being promoted.

Land bill deferment- Projects in state will not be hurt: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Devendra Fadnavis said, “The centre’s decision to defer the land bill will not have any adverse impact on projects in Maharashtra.”

Maharashtra to buy sugarcane from Karnataka for animal fodder
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Marathwada, worst hit by drought, requires around 25,000 metric tonnes of animal feed daily

State to allow private smart city in Pen
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The concept of a private smart city, may open up gates for more private players to come forward with proposals to build similar cities across Maharashtra.

Tribal Development: Cottage industries in focus, govt to tap incense stick sector
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

According to the government, 80 per cent of the incense sticks used in the country is imported from abroad at a cost of approximately Rs 3,500 crore per annum.

Maharashtra to hike registration fees for minority institutions
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

The registration fee for minority institutions is a meagre Rs 550. The government intends to raise it to a minimum of Rs 2,500.

Drought-hit Marathwada: Govt to use train services to supply water
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Low water level in dams coupled with poor rains in five districts compounded the water crisis.

First big ticket FDI: Tech major Foxconn pledges $5 billion in Maharashtra
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Foxconn chose Maharashtra over other states because it has a leading financial centre, and is home to quality talent and software-hardware integration facilities, Gou said after signing the MoU.

Bringing rain in Marathwada: Cloud seeding project to continue for 90 more days
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

The project, issued through a tender, was awarded to Bangalore-based Kyathi Climate Modification Consultants, in collaboration with a similar firm from the United States.

Make in Maharashtra: Permissions to be cut to 25 for greater ease of business
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday issued instructions to bring these down further to 25 and asked six departments to coordinate in the endeavour.

Maharashtra gets ready for advanced Rabi season
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

The reports from almost all districts say farmers are set to advance the sowing of Rabi crops to the end of August or early September.

Maharashtra govt to set up task force to help co-op banks
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Wednesday held a meeting with NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwada to discuss the role of a nodal bank to strengthen the cooperative banks.

Maharashtra Health Minister resists move to promote acupuncture
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Health Minister Deepak Sawant has expressed reservations over the medical standing of acupuncture.

Fadnavis asks officials to speed up development projects
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

All cases, including paid, pending, and new connections, should be cleared by December 2016, said the CM.

Govt sets March ’16 deadline to end manual scavenging in state
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

According to the latest caste census data, 63,713 households in Maharashtra have manual scavengers.

Congress plans to counter AIMIM brand of politics
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

After Memon’s death, the AIMIM has found an outpouring of support on social media from the Muslim community.