The party also tried to link the issue with the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls as it charged that "those who have sidelined development and are harping on the auto permits issue are responsible for making Bihar a backward state".
Speaking about the current regulatory environment at the India Retail Forum (IRF) here, Biyani expressed disappointment over ever-increasing number of permits for doing business.
It has also sought to fix responsibility over the financial losses incurred by them. State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, in a meeting with Agriculture and Cooperative Secretary Shailesh Kumar Sharma here yesterday, took stock of the financial position and the amount of crop loans provided to farmers by DCC banks.
Maharashtra government, on Tuesday evening, said former Mumbai Police commissioner, Rakesh Maria will continue to head the Sheena Bora murder probe till investigation is completed.
Marathwada, a region reeling under severe drought, is the top priority of the state government. Out of the eight DCC banks in this region, five are financially weak and hence their target of distributing a certain amount of farm loans would be shifted to commercial banks.
The state government has already exempted traders having an annual turnover below Rs 50 crore from paying LBT across the state from August 1. However, petrol and diesel retailers were not considered for LBT exemption.
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.