MUMBAI: The tribal district of Nandurbar is the most vulnerable to climate change in the state due to rising temperature and food security fears.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Chandrakant Kele Vs Shree Tradco Deesan Pvt Ltd. & Others dated 31/05/2017 regarding pollution caused by Shree Tradco Deesan Pvt Ltd. (manufacturer of maize products), Dhule District, Maharashtra.The report submitted by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) reveals that the water samples collected from open well and soil samples collected from the land showed presence of heavy metals.

Nashik: The people of Nashik are quenching their thirst with water, nearly half of which is unfit for drinking.

NASHIK: The first training centre for organic farming will soon be set up near Dhule in Nashik division by the agriculture department of the state government.

The state government has decided to set up the training centre at a farm at Vadane in Dhule district in the division. A grant of Rs 5 lakh has already been approved for the purpose.

In a relief to many builders in the city, the district administration on Monday permitted excavation at 36 crushing and quarrying sites.

1,166 farmers committed suicide in financial year 2012-13

The Maharashtra government has officially admitted to a rising farm suicide rate that saw, on an average, more than three farmers taking their own lives every day in the financial year 2012-13.

Says total of about Rs 7,000 cr-worth loans in 11,809 villages will be restructured

Over 13 lakh trees have been illegally cut in state-owned forests since 2005, depriving Maharashtra of its precious forest wealth.

PUNE: The Dhule-based solar power plant which is expected to generate 150 MW power is likely to be made operational from March 20 this year. The first phase would add 50 MW power to the state grid, said government officials.

The solar panels spread over 350 hectares of barren land will have 'thin film' and 'crystalline' technology based photovoltaic cells. The aim is to maximize the output from the solar panels. The efficiency of the power panels is 20% of the total heat absorption. The project was delayed by one year because of the dispute between the state revenue and forest department. Later the dispute was resolved and the project was cleared.

Extensive experimental research has been devoted to the study of behaviour related to public goods, common-pool resources and other social dilemmas. In a majority of these studies, it is found that subjects tend to cooperate if they are allowed to communicate and make their own rules of use. In the context of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, a number of questions are being raised at public forums. Are communities capable of managing a valuable resource like a forest? Will transfer of authority not result in large-scale deforestation?