The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, an official said.
Regarding Mumbai, where affordable housing is an acute problem, the policy emphasises the role of redevelopment and cluster development (redevelopment of entire locality instead of individual buildings), redevelopment of Dharavi slum, transit camps, old MHADA buildings, among others.
This includes 81 various works related to Gosi-Khurd irrigation project in Vidarbha region, which has seen a massive cost escalation in last 35 years.
A division bench of justices S C Dharmadhikari and B P Colabawalla was hearing a petition filed by Association of radio taxis, which include cabs like Meru, Mega and Tabcabs, seeking a complete ban on website and app-based cab companies like Ola and Uber.
The draft of the policy, prepared in line with the Centre's Energy Conservation Policy of 2001 has been uploaded on the government's website and recommendations have been invited from experts to strengthen it, a statement released by the state Energy department said.
According to Agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar, there are more than 150 agriculture colleges across the state and most of them were given permit during the previous Congress-NCP government.
The Supreme Court today sought the response of Maharashtra government on a plea challenging a Bombay High Court verdict which held that mere possession of beef of animals slaughtered outside the state cannot invite criminal action.
The Maharashtra government has decided to reconsider the 'no helmet, no fuel' rule, Transport minister Diwakar Raote informed the state Assembly today.
Calling the decision impractical, the association's spokesperson Ali Daruwala said if the Government continued in the same vein, it may even disallow sale of petrol to those who don't possess a pollution-under-control certificate or driving license.
"Ikea is starting to invest now. They have bought a big piece of land for Rs 400 crore in Navi Mumbai for their store," said Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary - Industries, Maharashtra government.
"We have to focus on proper water management and will have to create water bodies in a decentralised manner. Big dams are necessary but decentralised water bodies are also necessary," Devendra Fadnavis said.
"The new policy, that is awaiting final approval of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, entails regulating the fares of these online cab service providers," state Minister for Public Transport Diwakar Raote said.
Maharashtra government approved a proposal to grant minority status to Jews in the state on June 21
Maharashtra government has held a discussion with Malaysian giant Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Holdings on ways to increase collaboration for Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway and some other road projects.
The project, brainchild of Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, was first mentioned by him in his budget speech this year where he spoke of changing the face of the river by 2019.
A vacation bench of Justices P C Pant and D Y Chandrachud pulled up the petitioner for approaching the apex court for a complete ban on water supply to the liquor manufacturers, saying the Bombay High Court has already passed an interim order in this regard.
State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, who heads the committee, said that there are a total of 2,54,050 small scale industries in the state, of which 30,549 are closed.
State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar in an RTI reply said the government collected Rs 406.70 crore and Rs 930.60 crore, respectively, as drought cess from the sale of petrol and diesel since September 30 last year.
"The UN has identified 35 top cities for the network and Mumbai is one of them. Mayors or political representatives who are responsible for security of these cities, along with police officials, attended the meeting at Turkey on May 11 and 12.
The government yesterday issued a corrigendum clarifying that wherever reference is made to a 'drought-like situation', it would be read as 'drought'.
The Maharashtra government, if required, will approach the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court's decision of striking down of "unconstitutional sections" of Maharashtra Animals Preservation (Amendment) Act, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on May 6.
While Maharashtra state has contributed Rs 75 crore for the VC, LIC and Sidbi has contributed Rs 20 crore each for the fund and the balance has been raised from the market.
Maharashtra government today assured the Bombay High Court that it would provide potable water to each and every citizen in drought-hit areas of the state.
Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai today said out of 2,603 MoUs signed during the 'Make in India' week, the state government has allotted land to 198 industrial units, while 289 have applied for the same.
The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to inform what steps it had taken to tackle the drought situation in May and June when it may worsen before the onset of monsoon.