Nagpur: Even as Marathwada and Vidarbha regions continue to grapple with scarcity, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray feels that the state government has taken definite steps to tackle the drought conditions and is reaching out to affected farmers in Maharashtra.
Nearly 25,000 villages in Maharashtra are in the grip of a severe drought and the state government is taking all possible measures to tackle the situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday told the state Assembly here.
As many as 24,071 cases were settled in a single day, bringing down the number of pending cases in the districts court by six per cent during the day-long national Lok Adalat held in the city on Saturday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Monday that any bureaucrat, who has served under a minister of the previous government, would not be allowed to serve as a minister in the new government for the next 5 years.
With the Winter Session of the Maharashtra Legislature commencing from Monday, the first regular session of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena led Government, after the Assembly Elections earlier this year, will begin in Nagpur.
Opposition Congress on Sunday boycotted the customary tea party held on the eve of the Winter Session of the Maharashtra Legislature and said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' absence from the event is an "insult of democracy".
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will skip the customary legislature session-eve tea party here on Sunday, an event which has been boycotted by Opposition Congress over farmer and drought issues.
Mumbai: Weeks after squabbling over allocation of portfolios, the Shiv Sena finally joined the BJP-led government in Maharashtra on Friday when Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his 34-day-old cabinet.
"Unconvinced" by the assurance given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on resolving issues facing farmers, Shetkari Sanghatana on Friday decided to go ahead with its plan to hold a sit-in outside his residence at Dharampeth here on Sunday.
Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has promised cement roads, sanitation facilities, clean water and a garbage treatment plant which would produce biogas at Pachgaon village near here, which he has adopted.
Nagpur: The Shetkari Sanghatana has decided to hold a sit-in in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' residence here in Dharampeth on November 30 to press for relief to distressed farmers.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday termed as "unacceptable" the delay in operationalisation of the much-touted Rs 800 crore aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) depot by Boeing in Mihan here.