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.
The SPV - Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC) - will implement railways projects across the state, besides the Mumbai suburban section, Prabhu said at a joint media briefing along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Maharashtra government today it needs around Rs 80,000 crore to complete all irrigation projects in the state.
The said project will have 1,469 flats for sale, of which 774 flats will be under the affordable housing segment.
Ride-hailing service Ola has inked a pact with Maharashtra government to skill over one lakh youth as independent driver-entrepreneurs over the next five years.
The minister while responding to further queries, said till January end this year, 70 percent of budgetary allocations have been released.
Speaking during a debate over the motion of thanks on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao's joint address in Legislature, Fadnavis told the Council that his government has obtained all necessary approvals from the Centre for development projects which were stuck for last many years.
Dhananjay Munde, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, charged that the government did not take action against "five corrupt" ministers including Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Tribal Development minister Vishnu Savara and Women and Child welfare minister Pankaja Munde.
Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule visited the venue at RBI Square here where farmers from Seloo in Wardha district are on a sit-in agitation and assured them of resolving the issue at the meeting, stated an official release.
"According to economic survey of 2014, the state has around 43,665 villages. Even if we consider that every village has 50 bulbs of 60 watts each for street lighting, that gives an idea of increased demand for power in the peak load time.
The High Court also asked the Maharashtra Government to step in and help the Railways in augmenting its capacity which would help in providing safe travel for commuters.
Hearing a PIL, a bench headed by Justice V M Kanade asked the government to file an affidavit in two weeks stating whether such guidelines or policy existed. Also, if such a policy or guidelines had been framed whether they were being implemented.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was formalised by the company through its 100 percent subsidiary Economic Explosives during the ongoing Make in India week here.
Some of the big commitments came from Mahindra and Mahindra (Rs 8,000 crore), Mercedes (Rs 4,270 crore), Panchshil (Rs 5,000 crore), JSW Jaigarh Port (Rs 6,000 crore) and RCF Chemicals (Rs 6,204 crore) among others.
Raymond has taken 500 acres of land in Amravati, Maharashtra to set up textile manufacturing facilities with an investment of Rs 1,400 crore.
Total income increased to Rs 1,384.15 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 from Rs 1,297.46 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, the company informed the BSE.
The railways today said it was in talks with Maharashtra government over land allocation for the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train terminal at Bandra Kurla Complex.
The state government is trying to sort out problems like making the subsidy available to the SMEs and also making the plots of land available for them beyond Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) areas, by holding talks with the authorities concerned.