Maharashtra ministers split over tax on consumables
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

The majority of cabinet ministers had backed Mungantiwar’s decision to raise taxes moderately to meet expenditure on drought relief, with the exception of Khadse.

Drought relief: Maharashtra to ask water tribunal to let it use 81 TMC surplus water
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Fadnavis, who has pledged to make Maharashtra drought-free by 2019, wants to chanelise the water from one region to another scientifically and avail the surplus water.

Maharashtra hikes prices of luxury items to offset losses
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Fuel, cigarette, liquor, gold, diamond to cost more; revenue minister says govt should tax the rich to take care of poor.

Kailash Mansarovar water to nurture India-China friendship
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

The delegation undertook the journey to Kailash Mansarovar through the newly opened second land crossing in Tibet via Nathu La, which was opened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China four months ago.

Maharashtra govt to take up ambitious water grid project to curb drought menace
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

List of 16 to 18 projects sent to Centre; Koyna, Jayakwadi, Ujjaini, Isapur, Totladoh on state’s radar.

Only 500 million cubic water used so far for Kumbh Mela: Girish Mahajan
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Mahajan said there was no question of excess water usage. “Till now, we have used only 500 million cubic water at the end of two shahi snans.”

Maharashtra state looks ‘beyond sugar’ in drought-hit districts
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

In the 12,000 villages reeling under water crisis, state wants to promote 8-month crops in place of sugarcane.

Maharashtra govt promotes sweet jowar ‘Vasundhara’ in drought-hit Marathwada
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Ahead of the festival season, officials in the drought-hit districts are also recommending floriculture.

Tackling drought: Jobless villagers find work in govt’s water projects
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Village women in large numbers are volunteering to enroll for the water conservation work under the government's Jalyuka Shivar programme.

Ahead of crushing season, mills want Maharashtra govt to spell out policy for sugar sector
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to convene meeting next week to take final decision

Rain, Jalyukt Shivar bring relief to Marathwada
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Going by the latest information available with the government, out of the 36 districts,only five districts have recorded rainfall below 50 per cent.

From the drought zone: Sugarcane becomes fodder for Maharashtra’s farmers
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Growers see more value in supplying for cattle than mills.

Rakesh Maria’s removal not sudden, but processes for transfers & promotions given a go-by
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

5 other names were considered for the post, Javed not the first choice.

Mumbai: No employment for farmer, wife commits suicide
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Her suicide has cast another shadow on the agrarian crisis and brought out the need for employment guarantee scheme to offer a source of income for families.

It is high time we all treat water as an economic commodity: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

With his state facing one of the worst drought situations in years, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis talks about what’s being done to prevent farmer suicides, his government’s relief plan going forward and its financial implications.

NTPC nod to use recycled waste water for power plants: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

To mitigate this, the government has taken a decision to set up pipelines which would deliver upto 20 TMC water from the dam for the city and its periphery in rural areas.

CM Devendra Fadnavis hints at relief for farmers on loans, electricity bills
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Fadnavis had been on a tour of drought-hit districts.

Ganesh festival gets a new meaning in region
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Ganesh pandals to spread message of water conservation, serving humans, animals; more farmers to get Rabi loans.

Maharashtra government reverts to village wells to combat drought in Marathwada
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Officials asked to reserve 10% water from dams, tankers, rivers and wells for animals.

Maharashtra to raise loans to tackle drought
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Likely to borrow Rs 10,000 crore to tackle shortage of drinking water, fodder and writing off farm loans.

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.