While the Anganwadi Workers in the state are on an indefinite strike since September 11 demanding a hike in their honorarium, the ASHA workers in the state refused to take over the functions of the Anganwadis after the state government ordered so. “The ASHA workers’ union has condemned the state...
Godavari river in Nashik district now has security cover to protect it from being polluted. The 3.5 km stretch of the river, from Ramkund, a bathing ghat that's the epicentre of the Kumbh Mela, and Tapovan, is being guarded by 52 Maharashtra Security Guards Board personnel 24x7. The move was on...
Harvesting rainwater, using solar energy, reducing waste --- A college in Mumbai is setting examples in going green and clean. Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce at GTB Nagar, Sion, in Mumbai collects 20,000 litres of water in rainy days through its rainwater harvesting system, installed in June...
A housing society in Grant Road in south Mumbai that has installed a 15 kilowatt power (kWp) rooftop solar system in June is now seeing a 40% reduction in its electricity bills. The 15 story building with 60 flats and close to 250 residents use the power from the plant...
A major portion water in the Bhima river, the second largest river in Maharashtra, is diverted for water intensive sugarcane cultivation. There are 273 dams in the Upper Bhima basin and 90%  of the water from them is being diverted for sugarcane, reported The Times of India. 19% of the...
The Maharashtra government has started second round of intensive door-to-door screening of leprosy across 22 districts where the prevalence of the disease is more than .8 per 10,000 people. The drive, from September 6 to 20 to cover a population of 5.46 crore in 234 talukas, is part of the...
The Damanganga-Pinjal interlinking of river (ILR) project, which will divert surplus waters of Damanganga river at Bhugad and Khargi Hill reservoirs to Pinjal reservoir through tunnels, has been given go ahead signal by Maharashtra and Gujarat governments. Mumbai city is to benefit from the project as water from the Pinjal...
Maharashtra has come out with a redevelopment policy for old buildings to prevent tragedies such as one at Bhendi Bazaar on August last week in which 33 lives were lost. Under the policy the government will allow incentive floor space to builders who take up redevelopment of tenanted buildings in...
Over 1200 tribals who were relocated from the Melghat Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra returned and protested at the core area of the reserve demanding better facilities at the places of their rehabilitation and increase in compensation. The authorities later convinced the group from eight villages to return, after they stayed...
Maharashtra has set a target to raise its irrigation potential to 40% from around 20% currently in next two years, through an investment of Rs 50,000 crore. “The CM and I have taken the decision to set the target of attaining 40 per cent irrigation potential in the next two...

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