Updated: April 19, 2022 10:44:23 pm
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 137 Covid-19 cases and three deaths, taking the state’s tally to 78,76,041 and the toll to 1,47,830. The addition to the tally was more than double of the 59 cases detected on Monday, when the fatality count was zero. While Mumbai accounted for 85 of the 137 cases, the three deaths comprised two in Pune city and one in Parbhani, he said.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut on Tuesday said 12 states are facing electricity issues due to shortage of coal and that his department was working to mitigate the shortfall here with micro-level planning. Talking to reporters, Raut said there was no load-shedding in Maharashtra for the past five to six days due to this micro-level planning and the power deficit stood at 15 per cent.
IN another news, the curfew, imposed following a communal clash between two communities, in the twin cities of Achalpur and Paratwada in Amravati district of Maharashtra was lifted for two hours from 12 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday. It was then reimposed and will continue till the sub-divisional magistrate decides on further action.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar purported that BJP and its members are creating a communal situation across the nation, on Monday. His comments come following the violence on Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti celebrations and issue of loudspeaker on top of mosques in Maharashtra. In a series of tweets Pawar expressed his concern and added that NCP targets issues such as prices of petrol, diesel, gas and edible oil.
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आज देशात सांप्रदायिक स्थिती निर्माण करण्याचा प्रयत्न भाजप आणि त्यांच्या सहकाऱ्यांकडून होत आहे. लोकांमध्ये जागृती निर्माण करणे, लोकांमध्ये समभाव कसा राहील यासाठी वातावरण तयार करणे, या कामात आम्ही सहभागी आहोत.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) April 18, 2022
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Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil Tuesday said that the trend of the central government providing security to some individuals in the state is an encroachment on the rights of the state government. Patil’s statement comes amid a possibility of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray being provided a security cover by the Centre over his call to remove loudspeakers from mosques and a subsequent May 3 ultimatum.
Gadchiroli is a tribal dominated district in Maharashtra that was extremely impacted by malnourishment, it has set an example in its fight against malnourishment. The district had launched a special diet programme in October 2021 for malnourished children between the age of six months and six years. Since the launch of programme 3,794 malnourished children (of the 7,111 listed) have recovered.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrient. Of the 1,017 children identified as Severely Acute Malnourished (SAM), 513 (50.14%) recovered, and among the 6,094 MAM children, 3,281 (52.83%) have been released from the programme after six months. Also, of the 2,141 Severely Under-weight (SUW) children, 789 or 27 per cent gained weight and recovered.
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