Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Shekhar Gaikwad


Early monsoon on the horizon, Maharashtra mills race against time to finish crushing

May 11, 2022 8:05 am

The sugarcane crushing season of 2021-22 has been marked by bumper cane, with the state expected to cross all records of sugar production.

Ensure vaccination for cane harvesters: Maharashtra’s sugar commissioner to mill owners

January 03, 2022 11:38 pm

Around 5-6 lakh harvesters, mainly drawn from the districts of Beed, Jalgaon, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar, annually migrate to the sugar mills across the state.

Cooperative sugar mills in Maharashtra fail to sell even 50 percent of sales quota, stuck with record unsold inventory

April 05, 2021 9:38 pm

Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad had issued notices to the regional joint directors to check for such sales but till date, no incident of below MSP sale has been officially recorded.

Maharashtra State budget allots Rs 40 crore to set up sugar museum that will chronicle history and social impact of sector

March 08, 2021 8:40 pm

The idea of a sugar museum was first mooted by Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad during the annual general body meeting of the Pune-based Vasantdada Sugar Institute.

11 sugar mills face action for starting operations without crushing licence

January 19, 2021 8:05 am

Unlike neighbouring Karnataka, sugar mills in Maharashtra are not allowed to start operations before the beginning date of the crushing season as declared by the state government.

Vikram Kumar takes over as Pune civic body chief

July 13, 2020 3:22 pm

Vikram Kumar was the metropolitan commissioner at Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) since March 2019. Kumar (43) is one of the youngest bureaucrats to be the PMC commissioner.

Pune Municipal Corporation planning ‘freeways’ for two-wheeler riders’ safety

February 17, 2020 2:55 am

“The PMC is seriously planning to set up freeways for two-wheeler riders. Freeways are exclusive lanes for two-wheelers which allows a rider to reach their destinations without (having to wait at) signals. There will be no other vehicles moving on those lanes,” said Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad.

Implementation of BRTS likely to be reviewed: PMC chief

January 28, 2020 4:49 am

In Pune, the BRTS is in highly dense areas. There is a need to carry out a study on the implementation of BRTS and make necessary changes for effective implementation,” said Pune Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad, adding that the BRTS was causing traffic congestion along many stretches of the route.

Maharashtra: A bureaucrat demystifies legal jargon for the common man

September 16, 2019 6:44 am

Gaikwad’s interest in land laws dates back to the late 1980s when he was a young Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of Kagal taluka of Kolhapur district.