Shubhangi Khapre

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Ramdas Athawale: Extend OBC quota by 10%, overall quota up to 75% is fine

Calling the constitutional amendment to extend reservations to economically weaker sections of castes in the general category as a “historic decision”, Athwale said the move was long pending.

Pre-poll alliance: Talks head nowhere, small parties to fight solo in Maharashtra

The parties include the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM), Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Left outfits and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS). 

Complete loan waiver process by Feb: Govt tells banks

Total loan waiver sanctioned to 50 lakh farmers is Rs 23,000 crore. At present, Rs 17,500 crore have been disbursed to 41 lakh farmers across Maharashtra.

‘Economic-based quota against framework of Constitution’

Prakash Ambedkar says decision of Centre panic reaction ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election, purpose is to alter framework of the Constitution.

Maharashtra government sets target of 1 lakh Jalyukt Shivar works in over 8,000 villages

The works will include construction of earthen and concrete stop dams, farm ponds, deepening and widening of streams and desilting of rivers, irrigated wells, check dams and canals.

Mumbai: Increase in food subsidy will hike expenditure by 15-20%

The food subsides, which is given to families belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) category, is being extended to the above poverty line (APL) category in the 151 talukas that have been declared drought-hit.

To tackle drought & climate changes, govt plans crop mapping by drones and on ground

Almost 62,000 students studying in these universities and colleges under it would take part in the exercise along with officials and the recommendations based on it implemented in the next kharif season.

Shiv Sena has kept pre-poll alliance open-ended: BJP

Decisions on poll strategy and countering Sena’s mounting pressure will be taken after the All India BJP Council meeting next month, informed BJP sources.

Govt’s role should be that of a fire brigade, lend a helping hand to farmers in a crisis: Pasha Patel

"During drought, the government can employ the services of agriculture workers for water conservation and tree plantation works for the next five months under MNEREGA. The Centre and state are working closely to find solutions to this vexed problem," says Maharashtra Agriculture Price Commission chairman.

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis likely to reach out to Uddhav Thackeray for seat-sharing talks

“The electoral rout in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh is an eye-opener for the BJP. It shows that the party will have to redraw its strategy both politically and administratively,” said a BJP leader.

Bad monsoon, water scarcity behind drought situation: central team report

A water conservation secretary, who did not wish to be named, said: “The Centre’s team, after concluding its tour, expressed satisfaction over the works done under Jalyukta Shivar. Its assessment is based on visits to drought-hit talukas and interaction with villagers.”

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis launches SMART project in 10,000 villages

The project, which is being undertaken on a mammoth scale, will cover almost one-fourth of Maharashtra. The state has 40,913 villages.

‘Marathas should not give up farming’

Scholar and author Dr Sadanand More tells The Indian Express why Maratha reservation is necessary in today’s Maharashtra.

Maharashtra government looks at bringing OBCs and Marathas together in state

On Thursday, Fadnavis said: “It is our endeavour to address the concerns of all castes and communities. We want to unite people and not divide the society.”

Constitutional quota benefits cover 85% population: CM Fadnavis

“This is an extraordinary situation demanding extraordinary solution within the constitutional framework,” he said.

Maharashtra clears Bill, Marathas to get 16% quota

The quota will not extend to Marathas who are not in the creamy layer, or to elections to village panchayats, panchayat samitis, zilla parishads, municipal councils and municipal corporations etc.

Maharashtra Assembly approves 16% quota for Marathas

The 16 per cent reservation tabled in the Assembly for the Marathas will sum up to 68 per cent.

Mumbai: Government reaches out to OBC leaders for support on Maratha quota

The cabinet sub-committee, which is working on the process for Maratha reservation, will meet on Thursday morning. It will decide the modalities required for introducing the legislation and ATR.

‘Govt should ban sugarcane cultivation in Marathwada’

Renowned water conservationist and environmentalist Rajendra Singh feels the government will have to take drastic measures to tackle the recurring drought in Maharashtra. In an interview to Shubhangi Khapre, Singh, known as the ‘Water Man’, talks about drought and climate change challenges ahead.

NCP, Cong wary of electoral fallout after Maharashtra CM announces reservation for marathas

"We have issued directives to the cadre not to oppose the reservation, as it would be detrimental. But the real challenge will be to counter BJP’s electoral gain..." a Congress leader said.