Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Asim Sarode & Others Vs District Collector Nanded & Others dated 11/01/2016 regarding environmental concern faced by residents of more than 12 districts in the State of Maharashtra due to contaminated ground water in terms of increased level of fluorides and supply thereof.

Pune: After fighting a long battle against a Parbhani based sugar factory, a poor fisherman finally got relief from National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Godavari Magasvargiya Mastya Vyavsai Sahakari Sanstha Mayradit Vs The Ganga Sugar Energy Ltd. & Others dated 30/07/2014 regarding pollution caused by industries by releasing industrial wastes, molasses and chemical mixed water into Mazalgaon Right Canal and Mannath Lake, Taluka Gangakhed, District Parbhani, Maharashtra.

Detected In Samples Collected From Plants In Jalna, Parbhani

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vitthal Gopichand Bhungase Vs The Ganga Sugar Energy Ltd. Ors dated 20/12/2013 regarding industrial pollution of Mannat Lake by Gangakhed Sugar Factory situated in Gangakhed Taluka,District Parbhani, Maharashtra.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/37_2013(MA)_20Dec2013_final_order.pdf

Pune: The state government has decided to set up water testing labs at district and sub-district hospitals across the state to provide safe drinking water in rural areas.

As part of this initiative, the state health department will set up 137 labs at the cost of Rs 15 crore. The aim is to increase the frequency of water testing and to decentralize monitoring and surveillance of all drinking water sources in the state. The Union government, under the National Rural Drinking Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Programme, granted funds to the state’s water supply and sanitation department which in turn channelized them to the state’s health department for setting up labs as they do not have the required infrastructure.

Over 10,000 villages and 15 of Maharashtra's 35 districts face a drought-like situation.

In an ambitious plan, the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MahaGenco) is planning to commission 280 MW solar power capacity by July 2013.

After inadequate rains and reduced harvest last year, the Central Government wants to do all it can to prevent further damage. The All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM), an institute funded by the Centre, will prepare farmers in its four centres in Maharashtra--Akola, Parbhani, Dapoli and Solapur--to prepare farmers to deal with climate change.

Wagarwadi watershed of Parbhani district falls under semi-arid tropics of basaltic terrain. The water balance components were analysed to find out the ground water recharge, which is the main input to the aquifer MODFLOW. Well characteristics like transmissivity and specific yield were determined by carrying out the pumping test.