Additional flood rescue teams are being readied in Mumbai for immediate deployment if needed. More than 10,000 cusecs of water will be discharged from Koyna dam, said Maharashtra Irrigation Minister Jayant Patil.
According to a circular issued by the state housing department on Monday, any project that is being taken up by the MHADA’s Slum Improvement Board through local area development fund of Parliamentarians and legislators will also need approval from the state government.
The State Human Rights Commission has regularly recommended that the jail be decongested. A committee appointed to look into the security features of the jail had suggested that amid ever-increasing high rises, the jail should be shifted.
The plant covers the surface of the waterbody, making it difficult for sunrays to reach the aquatic life, thus draining oxygen from the water bodies and resulting in the deaths of fishes and other aquatic animals.
On account of this scramble for official homes, the IAS Officers' Association had sought a building for serving bureaucrats at the Puratan site, to match Nilima – the building next door for senior police officers.
“There are no guidelines from the Centre asking for RT-PCR or RAT reports before vaccination. Hence, I have asked the Raigad authorities to remove it,” state health director Dr Archana Patil told The Indian Express.