Considering the multitude of pollution problems at Chandrapur, MPCB took a review of the current status of the pollution from various sources in December 2005. It was noticed during the review that the industrial and other activities at Chandrapur have extensively contributed to pollution and there is a considerable rise in the associated health problems in the local population.

This paper traces the political economy of irrigation development, and the issues of regional imbalances created by the process of allocation of development resources based on regional power bases, rather than equity or need. Irrigation development in Maharashtra is taken as a case in point.

MUMBAI: Electricity bills could go up as the government has decided to levy an additional duty and tax on electricity produced and sold in the state.

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.

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NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Thursday recommended a moratorium on new units at 43 highly polluted industrial areas in the country.

MP Power Trading Company has inked contract with two thermal power stations that 30 per cent of the electricity generated in them will be utilised by Madhya Pradesh (MP) government.
MPPTC has signed contract for short-term power purchase of 198 MW with Koradi Thermal Power Station of Mumbai and another 100 MW short-term power purchase contract has been inked with Chandrapur.