The state government has increased the organic farming area in Nashik division from 800 hectares to 1,200 hectares to promote the form of agriculture and discourage use of chemical fertilizers.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Punamchand S/o Ramchandra Pardeshi & Others Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 16/04/2014 regarding forest lands being illegally diverted for non-forest purposes, which would cause felling of trees to the extent of 2.5 to 3 lakhs, Jalgaon District, Maharahstra.

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Taking cognisance of potable water contamination in 12 districts of Maharashtra, National Green Tribunal led by Justice V R Kingaonkar and Justice Dr Ajay Desphande issued notices to 12 collectors,

The state agriculture department has selected three private companies to start a value chain development programme in 13 districts, where farmers will cultivate maize.

Despite the drought in Maharashtra, the State government diverted water to thermal power plants in scarcity regions, said Greenpeace on Thursday.

Sloppy implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) has resulted in large tracts of forests being cut down and claimed as cultivated land in Maharashtra, according to a study.

Pune : Eighteen weeks pregnant, she had two weeks left to have a legal abortion. Yet every private hospital in Pune turned her away, with gynaecologists afraid to touch her.

To keep fruits and vegetables fresh during transportation over long distances and cut post-harvest losses, the National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and Indian Railways have joined hands to start the

MUMBAI: Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Monday asked the Congress-NCP government to set up village or tehsil level monitoring committees to tackle the worst-ever drought across the state.

For the first time, the State government filed cases of cheating and criminal breach of trust in 18 districts against Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco) for failing to deliver the promised quota of a single variety of Bt cotton seeds in th0e 2011 kharif season.

Official sources said before sowing last year, Mahyco had accepted bookings from dealers and retailers for 16.76 lakh packets of MRC 7351 variety Bt cotton seeds but delivered only 9-10 per cent of what was assured.