Maharashtra legislative assembly passes Maratha Reservation Bill

Nov 29, 2018
The state legislative assembly of Maharashtra has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, approving 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and job sectors. The bill will now be sent to the state’s upper house, the legislative council.

India’s largest container port to host edible oil refinery

Nov 8, 2018
India’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is planning to host an edible oil refinery to maximise revenue and ensure captive cargo.

Maharashtra Government announces special assistance of Rs 500 crore for OBC community

Aug 9, 2018
The state government of Maharashtra has announced a special assistance worth Rs 500 crore for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community in the state. The people belonging to the OBC community constitute 52 percent of the state’s population.

Top beverage companies launch buyback programme for PET bottles in Maharashtra

Jul 21, 2018
Top beverage companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Bisleri, have initiated a buyback programme for all PET bottles sold in Maharashtra. The companies are working with Gem Enviro to set up reverse vending machines, collection points and collection centres for PET waste bottles at several locations across the state.

Saudi ARAMCO, ADNOC sign MoU for participating in Ratnagiri Refinery project of Maharashtra

Jun 25, 2018
Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (RRPCL) was formed as a Joint Venture Company on September 22, 2017 between IOCL, BPCL and HPCL with equity participation of 50:25:25 respectively.

Maharashtra bans single-use plastic; announces stiff actions against violators

Jun 23, 2018
Devendra Fadnavis-led state government enforced the ban after issuing the 'Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products (manufacture, usage, sale, transport, handling, and storage)' notification in March 2018.

Mumbai to install UAV surveillance, panic buttons to ensure women's safety

May 26, 2018
The Mumbai police are planning to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance and install `panic buttons' in order to enhance the safety of women in the city. Upon pressing the panic button, an alert will be sent to the nearest police station, which can immediately rush its personnel to the spot.

Maharashtra to start free chemotherapy units for cancer patients

Apr 9, 2018
The Maharashtra state government is going to start free chemotherapy units for cancer patients in selected district hospitals. The move aims to ease the travelling and lodging problems of cancer patients who come to Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel for their treatment.

Maharashtra Government to launch cheap sanitary pad scheme

Feb 21, 2018
Under the scheme, beneficiary women will be given ‘Asmita Cards’, while participating Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be entrusted with the responsibility of the supply and sale of sanitary pads and counselling of the girls and women.

Rural women in Maharashtra to get sanitary pads for just Rs 5

Jan 31, 2018
The state government of Maharashtra on January 30, 2017 approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women living in rural areas. The decision is aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene among young girls and women.

Maharashtra bans sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items

Jan 25, 2018
The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.

Maharashtra becomes the first state to unveil public cloud policy

Jan 19, 2018
The state of Maharashtra has become the first state to come up with a public cloud policy, virtually mandating its departments to shift their data storage onto the cloud, creating a USD 2 billion opportunity for the industry.

JNPT wins ‘Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year’ award

Jan 3, 2018
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s Premier Container Port, has won the ‘Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year’ award. The award was instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping, which is a leading publication in the maritime industry. JNPT is India’s top container port in terms of volume and efficiency parameters.

Union Minister launches Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana in Mumbai

Oct 31, 2017
Union Minister for state for social justice and empowerment, Ramdas Athawale launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana during the fourth workshop of ''Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana'' in Mumbai.

Maharashtra cabinet approves climate change adaptation policy

Oct 11, 2017
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.

Devendra Fadnavis launches 'Maharashtra Mission 1 Million' initiative

Sep 15, 2017
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.

Gateway Awards 2017: JNPCT awarded Container Terminal of the Year 2017

Sep 14, 2017
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.

Maharashtra to be provided Rs 60000 Crore for river-linking and irrigation projects

Sep 10, 2017
Fadnavis has proposed four more river-linking projects worth Rs 10000 crore to which his ministry had given in- principle approval.

Mumbai amongst 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra: Pravin Pote-Patil

Aug 23, 2017
Mumbai features among the 17 most polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country, Minister of State for Environment Pravin Pote-Patil.

First three of 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra to be set up in Mumbai, Thane

Aug 21, 2017
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.

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