In a bid to raise the income of farmers in the state, the Maharashtra government will encourage retail and agro companies to directly procure their products from farmers. It will also encourage collaborative farming 'gat she' among farmers, as a part of its Village Social Transformation program, according to report...
Mumbai may get to see more number of air-conditioned trains, improvements in track lines and condition of suburban railway stations, as the government is planning to allocate about Rs 50,000 crore for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III. The Indian Express reported that it has got an in-principle approval...
India's fastest and first “multi-petaflops” supercomputer is installed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune. Named “Pratyush”, meaning the sun, the High Performance Computing (HPC) system will be used for improving weather and climate forecasts. It has been dedicated to the nation by union minister for science and technology Harsh...
Following the death of 14 people in a massive fire that broke out at a restaurant in central Mumbai on Friday, civic authorities have started a demolition drive of unauthorised restaurant buildings in the area. Following the tragedy, Maharashtra chief minister ordered an inquiry into thriving illegal construction that operates...
Maharashtra government is to introduce an accident insurance scheme under which it will cover treatment charges up to Rs 30,000 for 24 hours from the time of the accident at private or government hospitals. While such schemes that cover emergency cases such as road accidents or heart attacks exist in...
While it has been five months since Maharashtra announced a farm loan waiver aimed at indebted farmers in the state, most of the farmers have not benefitted out the scheme yet. The state government on Tuesday announced that it has disbursed Rs10,332 crore so far to benefit over 1.7 million...
The Maharashtra state government has made a proposal to make all slum dwellers in Mumbai eligible for rehabilitation. The government wants to do away with a rule that made only those residents of slums dwelling units, which existed before January 1, 2000, entitled for rehabilitation under its redevelopment scheme. A report...
Maharashtra's cabinet sub-committee has cleared reforms to the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 to allow 96% of the industrial units in the state to close down and retrench workers without seeking government permission. The amendment to the act will exempt factories having less than 300 employees from needing government permission for...
At least 18 farmers have reportedly died and 400 in treatment in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, after inhaling 'profefonos', a pesticide used on cotton, over the last few weeks. The government has announced a high level probe into the incident. It will also provide compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the...
Eco Friendly Living Foundation, an NGO based in Nagpur has been getting praises for promoting green cremation practices in the state. In June last year, the foundation, led by Vijay Limaye and Vivek Phadke, introduced India's first crematorium using agro-waste briquettes at the Ambazari ghat, in Nagupr, in partnership with...

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