Farmers have a complex relationship with their land: losing it means losing an entire way of life. A survey of the original inhabitants of Maan, a village near Pune where land was acquired for an information technology park and industrial estates, found that the process of acquisition was both attractive and scary for the farmers involved. Almost 70% of the respondents were willing to sell their land under different conditions. They were bitter about the escalation of land values after acquisition. What farmers want is a share in the future appreciation of land.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Hanuman T. Rakte & Others Vs. Aurangabad Distillery Ltd. & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding pollution caused by M/s Aurangabad Distillery Pvt Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra. Affidavit filed by Regional Officer, MPCB, Pune, who visited the site and collected samples for water analysis from dug well and tube well located in the vicinity of M/s Aurangabad Distillery Pvt Ltd, reveals that water samples taken from the dug well of the Applicant had pale brownish colour.

The project is the brainchild of a Mumbai-based couple Kislay and Sheena Vora, as part of which, Vora and his team go around the city and bandage tree branches.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Nanik Rupani & Anr. Vs Secretary MoEF & Ors dated 28/02/2017 regarding devastation due to hill-cutting and tree felling in Lonavala, Pune, Maharashtra.

NGT restrains M/s Vikas Developers from hill cutting in the project area of Survey No.44+45/2 of Khandala, Taluka Maval, District Pune and also pay Rs. 40 Lakhs for restitution of the devastated area to Lonavala Municipal Council within a month.

A tempo loaded with plastic waste collected from neighbourhoods in Pune; Dr M Tadpatrikar and Shirish Phadtare

PUNE: Smog hanging over the city in winter and summer, stinking and stagnant rivers, ugly hoardings, unauthorized flex boards and garbage burning leave a pollution trail that needs urgent correctio

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: The forest department has started surveying the scheduled trees along the Pune-Mumbai highway in Dehu Road Cantonment Board limits to identify trees that need to be cut or relocat

Pune: The State Environmental Appraisal Committee, in a bid to crack down on non-compliance, has decided not to grant clearances to any new stone quarries in Pune district.

Pune: Water borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid and viral hepatitis affected as many as 6,012 people in the state while claiming 30 lives in 2016, against the 5,175 cases and seven deat

PUNE: The winter chill may have brought down the number of dengue infections in the city but the virus continues to wreak havoc among those infected.

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