State disaster management director Suhas Diwase said Maharashtra is among the six states in the coastal area that has been selected for the programme.

The Kerala model will have to be adapted for Maharashtra where rocks and soil are different.

The SEAC committee visited the site on July 26 last year and June 19 this year.

Quarrying could affect environment, should be regulated, say experts.

To curb illegal sand mining, the state government is set to bring a proposal to empower revenue officials to book offenders under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), 1981

Dr Suryachandra Rao, Associate Mission Director, Monsoon Mission, at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), explains a key atmosphere-ocean phenomenon.

After the SEAC was constituted on February 14 last year, it has cleared as many as 200 projects, of which nearly half are industries.

The May 12 Government Resolution offering at least 25 per cent more compensation to land owners than what was envisaged in the central land acquisition Act of 2013 will help speed up at least 1,000

Proposals to be forwarded to state govt by May 15: Collector.

The district administration’s request for more stone quarries has led the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) to direct them to measure the air quality at sites before seeking for a green signa