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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Sandeep A Ashar


Maharashtra govt to start free ration supply from April 15
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Not all poor entitled; police help supply ration in Worli's containment zone

In Mumbai’s slums, simple act of bathing and relieving oneself becomes more daunting for women
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The men, forced to stay home due to the lockdown, also can be seen standing around, making a usually woman-only chore a crammed affair. “I have no other option, we do not have an independent water connection. If I don’t step out, we will go without water. Zaruri hai,” said a woman.

Maharashtra suffers hefty losses; fiscal managers say it will mount further
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The loss in potential revenue could be as high as Rs 18,000 crore for the state's Goods and Services Tax, which is the state's highest revenue grosser.

Maharashtra govt: Advance ration at one go not possible
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Food and Civil Supplies Secretary Sanjay Khandare, however, said that cardholders will be permitted to lift April’s ration quota, under the public distribution system, from Wednesday onwards.

Stranded family’s plea to authorities: ‘If we don’t go back, our cattle will starve to death’
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

As India grapples with an unprecedented shutdown prompted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, mass closures have left Mumbai’s mathadi workers in a vulnerable position. The community that survives on daily wages has no money in hand to make ends meet.

On the table: 5% interest subvention for 15 lakh MSMEs, incentives to retain employees
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Maharashtra, India's most industrialised state, has 17 lakh registered MSMEs. Of this, the manufacturing sector, among the worst hit, alone accounts for six lakh units. In terms of the work force, the MSMEs in Maharashtra provide direct and indirect employment to nearly 1.5 crore people.

Mumbai: Schools, marriage halls to become homeless shelters to protect vulnerable from COVID-19
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Maharashtra government also starts mapping stranded migrant labourers after CM's from five states reach out to Thackeray

Amid panic buying, Mumbai collector asks societies to go shop pooling
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

In an order issued by the Mumbai suburban collector's office on Thursday, the managing committees of housing societies in the suburbs have been asked to place collective orders for grain and vegetable purchases for all society members.

Maharashtra: Govt plans cash transfers for labourers, financial package for industries
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who also heads the finance department, undertook a review of various measures that could be adopted to cushion the impact of the unprecedented restrictions on the labour force employed in vulnerable service industries.

Maharashtra: In Kamathipura, sex workers get masks but find social distancing laughable
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The women, most of them with smartphones, many with earphones plugged in, say they are aware that the virus has spread in India. They said they know that they need to keep washing their hands to protect themselves but they find the thought of ‘social distancing’ laughable.

Maharashtra: Govt reviews food supply lines, advance ration of three months for BPL families
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

As the number of active coronavirus cases rose to 53 in Maharashtra on Friday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray intensified government’s lockdown measures, announcing closure of all workplaces and shops in urban belts, including in Mumbai, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Nagpur, till March 31.

Maharashtra: Investment in social infra makes up for 35% of govt’s expenditure plan
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

For 2020-21, the government has budgeted for a total expenditure ofRs 4.34 lakh crore, which works out to be Rs 17,163 crore or 4 per cent higher than the expenditure of Rs 4.17 lakh crore incurred this fiscal.

Three’s a Sarkar
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

With the Thackeray-led coalition set to complete 100 days in office on March 6, many would count its survival as among its biggest achievements. Over the past 3 months, while the coalition partners have often pulled in different directions, the government has so far held its ground.

In Mumbai, home buying process simplified: All information on one platform
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

While Delhi is also planning a similar reform, Chokalingam said Maharashtra is the first state to implement the reform.

Elgaar Parishad case against activists sent to NIA court, Sharad Pawar criticises Maharashtra government
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Speaking to reporters in Kolhapur, Pawar said, “As per the Constitution, law and order is a state subject. It is wrong to take away the rights of the state."

Project to Mumbai police chief family firm: Maharashtra govt seeks explanation
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The government’s action came a day after The Indian Express reported that the state’s home department, under the then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, had awarded the project for digitising Mumbai police’s official records to a private company in October.

Norms for extending govt guarantees for cooperative sugar mills relaxed
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Cong MLA-led mill first beneficiary

Mumbai police chief’s family firm got digital project just before Maharashtra elections
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Documents accessed by The Indian Express show CrispQ first approached the government with the proposal on September 30, 2019. The model code of conduct for the Assembly polls, held on October 24, had come into force on September 21.

Mumbai: Govt approves 10 more Shiv Bhojan centres
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

While a total of 10 centres were initially opened in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane, Navi Mumbai, and Mira Bhayander, Controller of Rationing and Director of Civil Supplies (Mumbai) Kailash Pagare said that 10 more places — six in Mumbai, one each in Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar — were approved on Monday.

2 Depts object, Thackeray OKs land for Pawar-run Trust at nominal rate
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

The land in question, measuring 51.33 hectares, and situated in Patharwala village in Jalna, was originally acquired by the state’s Agriculture department for a state seed farm.