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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.

Strict action to be taken against violators of sex determination laws, Bombay HC

Aug 21, 2017
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.

Bullock Cart Racing to remain banned in Maharashtra until rules are out: Bombay HC

Aug 16, 2017
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.

Maharashtra Chief Minister launches Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra

Aug 14, 2017
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth in Mumbai.

Maharashtra Government launches online portals MahaDBT, MahaVASTU

Aug 5, 2017
MahaVASTU is an Online Building Permission Management System with an electronic workflow for sanctioning building approvals with full transparency.

Maharashtra government planning to relocate tigers from Vidarbha region to sanctuaries

Aug 2, 2017
A committee has been formed to examine translocation proposal of tigers from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to sanctuaries elsewhere where their population is smaller.

Maharashtra government to launch pilot project to encourage use of bicycle

Jul 31, 2017
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.

Maharashtra government approves revised policy of scheme to improve girl child ratio

Jul 19, 2017
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.

Maharashtra Government issued government resolution on loan waiver

Jun 29, 2017
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.

JNPT, India's largest container port, hit by cyber attack

Jun 28, 2017
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.

Maharashtra government urges employees to contribute a day's salary for farmers' families

Jun 24, 2017
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.

Maharashtra announces blanket loan waiver; farmers call of protest

Jun 12, 2017
A committee will be formed to establish parameters to weed out the non-farming categories to ensure that genuine farmers reap maximum benefits.

Fadnavis announces formation of committee to look into farmers demands

Jun 11, 2017
The panel, headed by senior BJP minister Chandrakant Patil, will submit its report to the state government after holding discussions with farmers' leaders.

Gadkari lays foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects worth 1117 Cr at JNPT

May 31, 2017
Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai.

Mumbai airport busiest with 1 flight every 65 seconds

May 15, 2017
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 country’s 1st bio refinery plant

May 8, 2017
Gadkari inaugurated India’s first bio refinery plant that produces ethanol from a variety of biomass in Pune.

‘Advanced Farming – Enriched Farmer’ scheme announced in Maharashtra

Apr 17, 2017
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.

PM Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur

Apr 14, 2017
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.

Bill protecting journalists to be introduced in Maharashtra state assembly

Apr 7, 2017
The Maharashtra Cabinet on 6 April approved drafting of the Bill prohibiting attacks on journalists.

Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients

Mar 31, 2017
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a new child care centre in central Mumbai, which will provide housing and protection to children suffering from cancer.

Maharashtra government launches India's largest WiFi service

Jan 10, 2017
Besides, the state government also came up with the amendment in Maharashtra Land Revenue Code; it says no certification required for finalised development plan.

OBC Ministry to be created in Maharashtra

Dec 21, 2016
While addressing Kunbi Mahotsav at Shahapur, the CM also announced Rs 200 crore funds for gravity-based water supply projects.

Maharashtra becomes first Indian state to adopt Fly Ash Utilisation Policy

Nov 16, 2016
As per the policy, 100 per cent of fly ash generated from thermal power plants and biogas plants will be used for construction activities.

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