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.
Embroiled in the Maggi controversy, Nestle India on thursday said it has approached the Bombay High Court to seek a judicial review of the food safety regulator FSSAI's order over quality of its instant noodles.
Have you ever heard of something like development rights or FSI being traded on a stock exchange? CNBC-TV18‘s Alexander Matthew reports this is the brainchild of the Maharashtra government.
In the current year, IL&FS Transportation Ltd is expecting order inflows of Rs 5,000 crore. The company will complete its existing projects in the next two years.
Timeline of Mumbai coastal road clearance. Draft Notification by 15th June. Final notification by 15th August," the Chief Minister said in series of tweets.
Maharashtra's action came in the wake of several states banning the popular noodles following controversy over its content.
The state cabinet recently decided to amend entertainment tax rules to allow for more effective recovery. The changed rules will empower district collectors to take action against businesses which avoid entertainment tax.
The revenue and finance department will come together and frame a policy that will prevent illegal smuggling of sand and increase revenue of the state ex-chequer, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said yesterday.
Over 30,000 'Jalyukta Shivar' sites are being supervised through satellites by the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Center (MRSAC). 'Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan' is the flagship program of Fadnavis who has set a target to rid Maharashtra of drought within a period of five years.
The Maharashtra government Tuesday said it will not reopen the case of Aruna Shanbaug, the former nurse who died earlier in the day after lying in coma for 42 years following a brutal sexual assault, unless the court orders.
As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, between 2006 and 2013, Maharashtra reported 267 police suicides, the highest among all states.
While experts have welcomed the target set by the government, they believe the implementation for the same will be challenging.
Maha Govt, Sidbi set up Rs 20The state has committed to contributing Rs 75 crore towards the fund, the rest will be raised from banks and other financial institutions.0-cr fund for MSMEs
The Maharashtra government is contemplating changes to the Maharashtra Rent Control Act 1999. If carried out, the amendments will result in rents of several residential and commercial properties rise significantly, especially in south Mumbai, reports Alexander Mathew.
Currently, the Central government's Motor Vehicle Act-1958 is applicable all over the country. No state has its own Transport Act. The minister said that he felt the need to formulate a separate Act because the current rules are not stringent.
"Due to uncertainty, developers will be unable to launch new projects. I hope that the new plan is implemented at the earliest to avoid further adverse impact on Mumbai's real estate and its infrastructure," CBRE South Asia Chairman and Managing Director Anshuman Magazine said.
In the last three months, many states were hit by untimely rain and hailstorm that damaged crops and the Centre has taken various measures to help distressed farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh informed the Lok Sabha.
The government has also asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to submit a reworked plan in two months.
"The government wants to produce 14,400 MW electricity by 2019 by way of non-conventional methods. For this, we will be inviting private companies and these companies will invest a total of about Rs 70,000-80,000 crore for the purpose," an official from the state Energy department said.
From February 28 to March 3, about 7.90 lakh hectares of farmland had been affected due to drought and hailstorm in 30 districts. Of this, crops on 2.53 lakh hectares had been affected more than 50 percent.