Maharashtra Government on Wednesday decided to set aside Rs 470 crore for a micro-irrigation scheme, to be implemented from this year.

The foundation stone for the new unit was laid at Bhandara on Tuesday by Prithviraj Chavan

State-run BHEL on Tuesday said it will invest Rs 500 crore for setting up a manufacturing facility at Bhandara in Maharashtra. "BHEL is setting up a new Power Equipment Fabrication Plant at Bhandara in Maharashtra. The greenfield unit is being set up by the company at an initial investment of Rs 500 Crore and will provide direct employment to about 700 persons," BHEL said in a statement.

"We fail to understand as to why the respondents are taking it as an adversarial litigation," said a Bombay high court bench of Justices B P Dharmadhikari and A B Chaudhari in Nagpur while recently

Aid Not Extended To Gosikhurd Dam Plan In Bhandara

Mumbai: In a face-saver for the Maharashtra government, the Centre on Thursday released Rs 270 crore for 10 irrigation projects in the state under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP). But significantly, the Gosikhurd project in Bhandara district near Nagpur—the largest in the state—is not one of them. On Thursday, TOI had reported that the Union finance ministry had again rejected the state government’s plea to release around Rs 450 crore for Gosikhurd following numerous complaints of shoddy work and mismanagement.

A faulty design was the ostensible reason for the cost of the Nerdhamana irrigation project in Akola district to skyrocket from an initial estimate of Rs 181 crore to Rs 638 crore.

MUMBAI: A non-existing company owned by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti bagged irrigation projects worth Rs 1,350 crore in Maharashtra in 2007-08.

The project will disseminate weather-related inputs to farmers to improve land productivity and boost crop output

About 50,000 farmers in ten districts of Maharashtra are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will disseminate weather-related inputs using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve land productivity and boost crop output. It is being launched jointly by the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) and India Meteorological Department (IMD), and is to be financed under the Farmers' Technology Transfer Fund (FTTF).

Mumbai: It’s a flood of money, not water, that’s flowing into Maharashtra’s dam projects.

MUMBAI: It's a flood of money, not water, that's flowing into Maharashtra's dam projects.

The Vidarbha region of Maharashtra which has gained notoriety for its farm suicides, is also reporting a high incidence of child deaths. Data compiled under the Right to Information (RTI) Act shows that in Yavatmal district alone 565 children below five died due to various causes between January and September 2011. In addition, the district reported 489 still births for the same period.

Yavatmal is second only to Amravati district which reported 910 child deaths between January and September 2011 and 516 still births. Bandu Sane, activist from the NGO KHOJ in Melghat, sought information on child deaths in Vidarbha under RTI.