The Maharashtra cabinet has approved a climate change adaptation policy that will focus on developing environment-friendly villages and cities. A special cell will be set up under the state Environment department for the effective implementation of the policy.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’ initiative under which, over 10 lakh students across the state will play football. The mission was launched in an attempt to support the FIFA U17 World Cup, which is happening for the first-ever time in India and Maharashtra.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award at the Gateway Awards 2017 that was held in Mumbai. The terminal owned by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port won the award for its proactive strategies to ease congestion, smooth delivery of containers and revamping of infrastructure to support trade amidst adverse conditions.
Fadnavis has proposed four more river-linking projects worth Rs 10000 crore to which his ministry had given in- principle approval.
Mumbai features among the 17 most polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country, Minister of State for Environment Pravin Pote-Patil.
The first three of the 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra, which will deal with heinous crimes like rape and murder, will be set up in Mumbai and Thane within a year.
The Bombay High Court has raised its concern over declining sex ratio in the state of Maharashtra. The court stated that matters pertaining to violation of sex determination laws cannot be decided leniently.
The Bombay High Court has passed an order, restraining the Maharashtra state government from granting permission to bullock cart racing until the government has framed rules to govern the same.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth in Mumbai.
MahaVASTU is an Online Building Permission Management System with an electronic workflow for sanctioning building approvals with full transparency.
A committee has been formed to examine translocation proposal of tigers from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to sanctuaries elsewhere where their population is smaller.
The Maharashtra state government is planning to create cycle tracks through 'streets with cycle track' project in order to encourage the use of bicycles, to ease congestion and reduce air pollution.
The Maharashtra government on 18 July 2017 approved a revised policy of the 'Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree' scheme in an attempt to improve girl child ratio in the state.
The GR says that the woman farmers will be given priority in the scheme. It also says that the farmers, who have more than Rs 1.5 lakh debt, will get the benefit of loan waiver after they pay their remaining amount of debt along with interest.
Operations at one of the three terminals at India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai were disrupted by the global ransomware attack.
A government notification said, officials, including IAS, IPS and Forest officers, and the workers of the state government, semi-government bodies, and corporations to contribute a day’s salary to the chief minister’s relief fund in July to help families of farmers living in the suicide-prone regions.
A committee will be formed to establish parameters to weed out the non-farming categories to ensure that genuine farmers reap maximum benefits.
The panel, headed by senior BJP minister Chandrakant Patil, will submit its report to the state government after holding discussions with farmers' leaders.
Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai.
The Mumbai airport has overtaken London’s Gatwick airport to become the world’s busiest single runway airport with one flight in every 65 seconds.
Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery plant that produces ethanol from a variety of biomass in Pune.
Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme was launched amid demands of waiver of farm debts. The scheme is associated to government’s aim at doubling the farm income by 2022 through a string of measures.
These dedicated thermal power stations include three super-critical units 660 MW each at Koradi, two of 500 MW each at Chandrapur and one of 250 MW at Parli.
The Maharashtra Cabinet on 6 April approved drafting of the Bill prohibiting attacks on journalists.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new child care centre in central Mumbai, which will provide housing and protection to children suffering from cancer.
Besides, the state government also came up with the amendment in Maharashtra Land Revenue Code; it says no certification required for finalised development plan.
While addressing Kunbi Mahotsav at Shahapur, the CM also announced Rs 200 crore funds for gravity-based water supply projects.
As per the policy, 100 per cent of fly ash generated from thermal power plants and biogas plants will be used for construction activities.
The joint action plan seeks to introduce companies, solutions and financing from Canada for urban development and implementation of state-led infrastructure projects.
SETU established under NITI Aayog is a Techno-Financial, Incubation and Facilitation Programme to support all aspects of start-up businesses, and other self-employment activities.