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.
The Maharashtra government has announced a premium for additional floor space index (FSI) availed by developers for construction. Gulam Zia of Knight Frank, Pujit Aggarwal of Orbit Corporation and NM Gattu of DB Realty discuss on the implications of the move.
Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has sent letters inviting suggestions that can be included in the state budget to spur industrial development.
The company has so far sold 6 lakh square feet out of the 13 lakh saleable area, said NM Gattu of DB Realty.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here today.
The intruder Anil Mishra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and clicked photographs with him. He also met BJP President Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis among others who were present at the event. He even managed to get on to the stage at the time of the swearing-in ceremony.
The first project is for rehabilitation and upgradation of NH-222 from end of Malshej Ghat to start of Ane Ghat section and the second road is from Ane-Ghat to start of Ahmednagar bypass section of NH-222.
Selling power at subsidized rates would hurt cash flows of state electricity boards, which in turn could hurt the financials of merchant power companies that supply power to the SEBs, feels Harshvardhan Dole, Power Analyst of IIFL.
Maharashtra chief minister, Prithviraj Chavan is keen on leaving his stamp on Mumbai‘s skyline, which explains the modified set of development control rules or DCR announced by the State Urban Development Authority for the greater Mumbai region.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting here, official sources said. Maharashtra's power distribution arm MahaVitaran has tied up for getting 800 MW from the coal-fired UMPP in Gujarat.
Chairman of the PMEAC, C Rangarajan, said, "There can always be a temporary increase in inflation. But once the availability increases, it is expected that supply will get augmented in coming weeks and then it will come down."
The government will buy sugar through e-tendering, the state cabinet decided in a meeting here.
Stating that the Maharashtra government was committed to build an airport at Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday admitted in the state Legislative Council that the project-costs had escalated by three times.
In order to facilitate donors to to contribute to the Chief Minister's Drought Relief Fund for 2013, the Maharashtra government has decided to deposit donor cheques directly to banks or district collectors' offices.
Maharashtra Government should set the priority for irrigation projects, Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said, cautioning against spreading the limited resources "thin" over many projects.
Tulip Telecom was locked at 5 percent lower circuit on Wednesday after Maharashtra government suspended the telecom service & IT solutions provider from future projects.
In a major setback to Salman Khan, a Magistrate's Court in Mumbai on Thursday accepted the plea of the Maharashtra government that the actor should be tried under section 304 (II) of Indian Penal Code (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), a graver offence, in the 2002 hit-and-run-case.
Maharashtra government's decision to increase the ready reckoner (RR) rates in the city will impact the housing demand as it will raise stamp duty, according to real estate consultancy firm Jone Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Maharashtra government today announced a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged irrigation scam, bowing to pressure from the Opposition which stalled the proceedings of the state legislature for five days.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who had recently resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra over the irrigation scam, will be re-inducted into the state Cabinet on Friday morning.
The Maharashtra government on Friday dropped sedition charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested in September 2012. The Attorney General told the Bombay High Court that the sedition charges against Aseem were a 'knee-jerk reaction'
Mumbai, Oct 10 (PTI) Concerned over the loss the state exchequer may suffer due to allocating free houses to slum dwellers till 2000, the Maharashtra government is mulling over framing a policy whereby the slum dwellers will have to pay for the cost of housing.