Mumbai: Even as the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) continues to reel under financial strain with non-payment of dues up to Rs8,000 crore, the state government seems to have added to its woes.

The government is yet to shell out over Rs600 crore for the 1,500 MW power it had directed MSEDCL to purchase to avoid shortage during parliamentary elections.

Mumbai: The state government will hold a public meeting in Jaitapur (in Ratnagiri district) on May 16 to discuss the environmental repercussions of the controversial nuclear power project proposed for the town.

The Union environment ministry will take into account the suggestions and objections raised in the meeting before giving clearance to the project.

Mumbai: The government has been claiming a load-shedding free Maharashtra by 2012, but the provision in the budget indicates otherwise.

Three of its major power generation plants, with consolidated generation of more than 4,000mw, are expected to be commissioned not before 2014-15, the budget document states.

Mumbai: You may no longer have to wait in long queues to pay your electricity bills thanks to the prepaid energy cards the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Ltd (MSEDCL) plans to introduce.

Mumbai: After implementing the zero load-shedding (ZLS) model at the headquarters of revenue divisions, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) now wants to extend the model to even the district headquarters.

Mumbai: Finally, chief minister Ashok Chavan has something to showcase. The state government has given approval to start work on the world

Mumbai: After members of Konkan Vinashkari Prakalp Virodhi Samiti held demonstrations at Azad Maidan against the proposed nuclear power plants in Konkan, on Monday, villagers from Madban refused to accept cheques in lieu of land for the power plants in Jaitapur.

New Delhi: Amid rising concern about public health in industrial towns, the Centre has put on hold the expansion of 43 industrial clusters, including five in Maharashtra, that have reached alarming and critical levels of pollution.

Mumbai: In a direct attack on multinationals, noted environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva blamed these companies for spreading myths about genetically modified (GM) food and said the country's corrupt system helps them.

Pune: Several pumped storage hydro-electric projects, which can add almost 21,000 mW, are in a limbo because of the power deficit in the state. These projects can see the light of the day only after the power situation improves.