All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers' Association (FAMPEDA) President Uday Lodh said that the government differentiates between other traders and fuel retailers. Petrol pump retailers have to pay LBT while other traders have been exempted from it.
During Key Result Area (KRA) program, the government intends to train 55,000 employees out of total 11 lakh across the state in the first phase. The government is focusing on training bureaucrats including fresh Class-I officers and those reaching the age of 50.
The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Lohara (East) coal block in Maharashtra to Nagpur-based Grace Industries Ltd (GIL).
"The MIDC and the irrigation department provide us about two per cent of available water from the Jayakwadi project. We do not have a large requirement of water as maximum industry houses have opted for rainwater harvesting," Ashish Gadre, president of Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) said.
There are 86 sugar mills in the drought-affected regions. The water resource department has suggested not to permit any new sugar mills in these regions.
The government earlier in the week allowed developers to divest 100 percent equity in projects two years after completion to fast-track award and implementation of highway projects in the country by making additional funds available for investment in projects.
A senior official said that the change in onion rates comes after the government's intervention which will further bring down the price of the kitchen staple in the city.
Even at Azadpur mandi in Delhi, wholesale onion price declined by Rs 3-5 per kg to Rs 53 on Tuesday on increase in arrival of new crop from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Chairing a meeting of concerned officials, Devendra Fadnavis also announced that Rs 120 crore would be made available for nearby Bawanthadi project, thus giving boost to irrigation in Vidarbha region.
The announcement was made by Foxconn founder Terry Gou and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after the signing of an accord between the two in the state capital, Mumbai.
Agriculture minister Eknath Khadse said he had spoken to union agriculture minister and secretary and apprised them about the situation.
The Maharashtra government on Thursday said that automobile giant General Motors has decided to invest Rs 6,400 crore for the expansion of its existing plant in Pune and close down its project in the neighbouring Gujarat state.
Justice Kurian Joseph said that curative petition needs to be heard again as due process of law was not followed whereas Justice Dave refused to stay Memon's execution. The matter has been referred to a larger bench of the Supreme Court.
The petition came amid a huge debate over Memon's hanging and BJP's condemnation of remarks by parties over the execution, saying such a defence is happening due to "petty politics".
On July 15, the Maharashtra government had decided to execute Memon on July 30. The hanging is likely to take place at Nagpur Central Jail.
The authorities are slated to go ahead with the execution of Yakub if the Supreme Court rejects a curative petition filed against his death sentence. The plea is scheduled to come up for hearing in the apex court on July 21.
The company, which will be initially be importing solar panels is also looking to set up a manufacturing unit in the country.
"Some of the affected farmers could not get the financial relief due to technical reasons, including non-availability of bank accounts," an official said.
The proposal is in process and is expected to be approved in the next state Cabinet meeting after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis returns to Mumbai from his US tour.
This MoU is for making Nagpur a smart and safe city with the help of modern technology and use of Internet to improve quality of life, a Chief Minister Office official said.
Even as the controversy over Pankaja Munde's alleged Rs 206 crore scam refuses to die down, another Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde is in the line of fire for alleged irregularities in government contracts worth Rs 191 crore.
"Foreign investors are eager to invest in various sectors in the state after being convinced of the change in culture and ease of doing business," Industries Minister Subhash Desai said.
Maharashtra Public Works Department Minister Chandrakant Patil said that a digital mechanism will be adopted before awarding road contracts, where the government will calculate the average number of vehicles plying on a particular stretch of road to avoid getting inflated bills from contractors.
"Foxconn is sending a delegation of their officers to scout for locations in Maharashtra. We expect it to visit the state in a month's time," state industry minister Subhash Desai told agency.
With an aim to generate artificial rainfall in dry parts of the state, Maharashtra Government is mulling to use cloud seeding technology.