If the state continues to get deficient rainfall in the remaining two monsoon months, the drought-like situation in Maharashtra could turn grim.
Even as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has tightened the noose around those accused in the ongoing Adarsh housing society scam, another case of a plot being used by politicians and bureaucrats has come into focus.
Yet to be tabled in the legislative assembly, the CAG report is said to have pointed out that land was allotted to the trusts at concessional rates.
The lack of quality work and supervision are primarily responsible for the sorry state of the city’s roads, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told Hindustan Times on Friday, adding that the problem is with the authorities involved and has to be resolved at that end.
Neither the Nationalist Congress Party nor the Shiv Sena is willing to back down as the very public verbal tirades against each other get more virulent by the day.
The 50% political reservation for women in the state will bring more than 1.3 lakh women to the forefront of local governance. This will mean that much-ignored issues like toilets for women, female mortality, water supply, better maternal health and education for children come to the forefront and government policies could become more ‘gender responsive’.
It was veteran trade union leader and president of the Mumbai Auto Rickshaw Union Sharad Rao who asked rickshaw drivers to stay off the roads on Tuesday, inconveniencing lakhs of commuters.
Lavasa, modern India’s first planned hill city, being built on 25,000 acres of land in Pune district, has come under the scanner of the central ministry of environment and forests, report Ketaki Ghoge and Sayli Udas Mankikar.
Lavasa Corporation is yet to get environmental clearance for its entire project. It had moved the State’s Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) in March 2010 seeking clearance for the next phase of its project spread across 12,355 acres.
Lavasa, modern India’s first planned hill city, being built on 25,000 acres of land in Pune district, has come under the scanner of the central ministry of environment and forests.
The final decision on the proposed airport at Panvel, 35 kms from Mumbai, has been put off once again. At a meeting called by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) in New Delhi on Thursday, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh told the Maharashtra government to submit the Environment Impact Assessment Report (EIA) for the 1,140-hectare airport by end of August.