Maharashtra is a state in the western and central peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India and the second-most populous country subdivision globally. It was formed on 1 May 1960 by splitting the bilingual Bombay State, which had existed since 1956, into majority Marathi-speaking Maharashtra and Gujarati-speaking Gujarat. Maharashtra is divided into 6 divisions and 36 districts, with the state capital being Mumbai, the most populous urban area in India, and Nagpur serving as the winter capital. Marathi is the most widely spoken language and is the state's only official language. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), Maharashtra is the third-largest state by area in India. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the northwest. Godavari and Krishna are the two major rivers in the state. The forest cover in the state is 16.47% of the state's geographical area. Out of the total cultivable land in Maharashtra, about 60% is used for grain crops such as millets in the Deccan region and rice in coastal Konkan and other high rainfall areas. Maharashtra provides legal protection to its tiger population through six dedicated tiger reserves under the precincts of the National Tiger Conservation Authority. The state has three international airports, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (Mumbai), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (Nagpur), and Pune Airport (Lohegaon, Pune). The state is home to three railways headquarters viz. Central Railway (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), Konkan Railway (CBD Belapur) and Western Railway (Churchgate). Nagpur hosts the winter session of the state legislature. The High Court of the state viz. Bombay High Court is located in Mumbai. The state contributes 48 seats and 19 seats to the lower house Lok Sabha and the upper house Rajya Sabha, respectively. Maharashtra has been subject to President's rule three times since its formation for a total of 156 days for different reasons. More than three-fourths of the population practise Hinduism, which is followed by Islam and Buddhism. The predominant ethnolinguistic group of Maharashtra is the Marathi people, who speak the Marathi language. More
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Medium and small developers say the move will help only the big top 25 players and make standalone single-building projects unviable
Celebrations are underway all across Maharashtra, primarily in Nagpur where groups of people can be seen on the streets presenting performances, waving flags as they celebrate this significant part of history.
The Maharashtra government was among the first few states to have its IT policy in the late 1990's, which was updated in 2015, and now in 2023.
'This is all bogus work being carried out in the name of development,' a villager says on camera.
In his letter to Shinde, which was also marked to the Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Siddaramaiah cited severe summer situation prevailing in the northern districts of Karnataka.
The assessment has been made mandatory by Maharashtra, on the ground that real estate agents are an important bridge between homebuyers and developers.
In his speech on Tuesday night in Nerul after inaugurating various development projects undertaken by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), Shinde also said the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway will go a long way in helping farmers in the state.
The proactive move will prevent loss of life, Shinde said on Monday at the Sahyadri Guest House here during a meeting on monsoon preparedness of all agencies in the state.
Criticising the Opposition parties’ stand of boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Shinde claimed that they were doing so to deny credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his work
The decision to charge Rs 2.5 lakh as construction cost will not burden slum dwellers as they will now receive assistance from the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme. It is expected to benefit over 1 million families residing in slums, say officials. The move comes ahead of the civic, Lok Sabha and state elections next year.
A bizarre video of a couple taking a bucket bath on a moving scooter has gone viral on social media. The video was taken in Maharashtra's Ulhasnagar.
Developers say they had paid the premiums upfront during the 50 percent waiver on charges announced by the state government in 2021; projects were delayed due to various reasons that were not in the hands of the developers.
In the letter dated May 14, Nagpur Lok Sabha member Gadkari mentioned that the NGO 'Vidarbha Connect' has said the power project can be set up at Parshivni (Parseoni) in Nagpur district.
Overall, CapitaLand has planned the development of 3 million sq ft construction in the International Tech Park in Pune. Of this, 1.5 million sq ft is ready to move. The 16.5-acre IT campus is being developed for S $311 million, the company said
In a press release, farm activist Kishore Tiwari said that cotton has been cultivated in record 10.2 million hectares this year as the price of the key textile component had touched Rs 14,000 a quintal last year.
Speaking to reporters in Pune, Fadnavis also said those instigating riots will be exposed and the government will not let them succeed.
The remarks were made by Raut, a Rajya Sabha member and Shiv Sena (UBT) spokesperson, on May 12, a day after the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on the Shiv Sena-centric political imbroglio in Maharashtra.
Two-three persons were injured in the incident which took place at around 11.30 pm on Saturday in the sensitive Old City area, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Monika Raut said, adding that one person was also feared dead in the violence.
The judgment failed to right the wrongs that the Supreme Court detected in the Shiv Sena split. But if SC upholds the spirit of the judgment in future cases and its larger bench clarifies quickly whether a Speaker served with removal notice by defectors can adjudicate disqualification proceedings it will do a world of good
The MahaRERA chief said there are 1.6 crore citizens waiting for possession of these houses, which are being built with an investment of Rs 14 lakh crore.
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Single window will be created in Mumbai for self-redevelopment, and applications will be processed within three months. Meanwhile, NAREDCO Maharashtra has welcomed the move by the govt.
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