MUMBAI: Impressed by the success of the pilot project launched at the tribal Surgana village, Nashik district in June 2007, the Centre is now considering the extension of the home delivery system of foodgrains under the public distribution scheme (PDS) throughout the country in a phased manner.

NASHIK: A bus carrying 14 workers of a company at Rasegaon was burnt on Saturday evening while it was on its way to the factory. No death has been reported, but some workers were injured. A case has been registered at Dindori police station.

The Right to Information Act is supposed to ensure transparency in administration and governance. But a survey done by Pragati Abhiyan in Nashik district of Maharashtra finds that many government offices have not yet nominated a public information officer as required under the Act. Often information exists in a raw form, but it is not processed into a consolidated format.

Maharashtra in the grip of severest drought since 1972 maharashtra seems to be heading towards a drought-year. On July 9, the state government declared a

NASHIK: A 26-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming poison at Dhamani village in the district, the police said on Sunday. Ganpat Gangaram Bhosale took the extreme step on Saturday because he .was facing financial problems, they said. Bhosale's agricultural land had been hypothecated with money-lenders for a long time, the police added.

A day after the city faced acute Petrol shortage, the crunch somewhat eased on Tuesday with the re-opening of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) depot. The BPCL depot was opened on the directives of the collector, according to official sources. The city was facing fuel shortage since May 23 after the Manmad Municipal Council sealed BPCL depot on Friday last after the public sector oil company failed to pay import-duty of Rs 23 crore. The city was facing fuel shortage since May 23 after the Manmad Municipal Council sealed the BPCL

Villagers from the Bhiwandi taluka staged a

Rising population and over-exploitation of groundwater for irrigation has aggravated conflict among farmers located at the upper reaches and the tail end of the Palkhed canal system of the Upper Godavari project of Maharashtra.

Following Yashwant Sonawane