There is also a depression forming over central India that has pulled the south-west monsoon, which brought more showers, the official said adding, "For the last five days, these developments are taking place gradually and the intensity of precipitation has gone up significantly."
The ranking of 20 states and one Union Territory of Delhi was based on six pillars -- labour, infrastructure, economic climate, governance and political stability, perceptions and land -- and 51 sub-indicators.
The proposed 60 million tonne per annum refinery will be built by the three state-run oil companies under which IndianOil will hold 50 per cent equity and BPCL and HPCL holding the remaining stakes equally.
State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) are building the integrated complex with a refining capacity of 60 million tonnes per annum at Babulwadi, Taluka Rajapur, Ratnagiri district.
Cabinet approves projects worth over Rs 3500 crores to be completed by 2020
"The prices of petrol will come down in the range of 66 paise to Rs 1.77 per litre depending on the local taxes of the municipal corporations and other local bodies. Similarly, the diesel prices will come down in the range of Rs 1.25 to Rs 1.66 per litre," Bapat said.
The Sena's warning comes on the day it held "dhol bajao" (drum beating) protests outside the district central cooperative (DCC) banks across the state to demand the list of beneficiaries of the farm loan waiver announced by the state government.
The meeting will be held in New Delhi and besides UP and Maharashtra, representatives of farmer commissions from Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana will discuss the issue of prevailing agrarian crisis with the government think-thank, he said in a release here.
If you are living in Mumbai then soon you will be able to shop at a local Kirana store or supermarket near you late at night.
A division bench of justices RM Savant and Sadhana Jadhav castigated the government while examining suo moto (on its own) the issue of safety of the women in the state.
Rich farmers will be blocking a substantial coverage of the farm loan waiver scheme in Maharashtra, as only 17 per cent of all defaulting farmers account for 46 per cent of total amount owed to banks
The Maharashtra government today decided to increase the milk procurement prices by Rs three per litre for the benefit of farmers, although the retail rates would remain unchanged.
Fadnavis made the remarks in reference to reports speculating mid-term polls in the state against the backdrop of farmers' stir for loan waiver in view of the agrarian crisis.
Maharashtra minister Sudhir Mungantiwar today said the exact quantum of the loan waiver to be given to farmers was yet to be worked out.
The government also announced setting up of a high-level committee for the implementation of the scheme. The panel will decide on the criteria for debt relief.
The Rs 30,000 crore waiver will provide relief to about 31 lakh small and marginal farmers out of 1.34 crore farmers in the state. The remaining 77 percent are still awaiting relief from a series of burdens.
India Meteorological Department Director General K J Ramesh said monsoon is in an "active phase" and has reached Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar (in Maharashtra) and several parts of the Konkan region, apart from Bijapur district in north Karnataka.
Fadnavis said the state government has agreed to the loan waiver for farmers, adding that conditions and details will be finalised by a joint committee.
The minister congratulated Maharashtra for being at the forefront when it comes to getting project approvals and added that at Rs 67,523 crore, this is the highest among states in the three years of NDA regime.
"There is a tremendous potential for working on the development of dairy in Maharashtra. In Nagpur, Vidarbha and Marathwada..., the dairy profession can be a major source of livelihood for rural households," Singh said in an official statement.
The committee plans to agitate till demands are met.
On May 30, Modi had taken some time out of his hectic schedule of bilateral talks and meetings in Berlin to meet actor Priyanka Chopra.
Half a million farmers have decided not to take their produce local markets, not to supply milk to diaries and to obstruct trucks on highways bearing produce from reaching cities.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today raided six premises owned by former Congress MLA Baba Siddique and his associates in connection with an alleged Rs 500-crore land scam.
The raids were carried out at the company premises in Vile Parle (East) and at their godowns at Prerana Complex, Anjur Road, Bhiwandi, in Thane district.