RKMital, member secretary of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), will issue directives to authorities of Khaparkheda power plant to reduce pollution in the premises.

The Centre's apathy over providing gas to the proposed 1,220MW project at Uran near Mumbai is becoming a headache for power-starved Maharashtra.

Faced with severe power shortage, Maharashtra will get 800 MW electricity from the Centre within a week, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said here today.

Maharashtra's promise to get rid of load-shedding in the state by 2012 may remain only on paper in the absence of proper planning to tide over the 5000 MW power deficit, the government auditor has said.

Moreover, the electricity generated by a number of its thermal power plants also falls short on various environment parameters, it said.

The performance audit on power generation activities i

Nagpur: The power generation of Maharashtra State Electricity Generation Company (Mahagenco) is likely to suffer this week as coal supply to its Koradi and Khaperkheda plants would be interrupted due to the mega rail block between Bhilai and Bilaspur, official sources said.