Pune: Lawyer Asim Sarode filed the first case at the National Green Tribunal’s Pune bench on Monday.

The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government and the state Water Resource Regulation Authority (MWRRA) to take stock of water storage at all dams and its management and allocation by

As many as 19,000 farmers from Solapur district have submitted their objections regarding reservation of land for the Rehekuri Bird sanctuary, spread across the Ahmednagar and Solapur districts.

Relief to farmers hurt by Ajit Pawar’s remark

Even if Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar responded to the demand for water in Solapur in crude terms, the Bombay High Court has stepped in to give relief to farmers in the parched district in western Maharashtra.
The court on Tuesday asked the State government to release water from upstream reservoirs to the Ujani dam which is bone dry. On a public interest litigation petition, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sanklecha directed that as much water as possible be released within 24 hours.

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra government and others to file a response to a petition opposing construction of a sugar factory in Aashti village of Solapur district on the grounds that it would damage ecology and pollute environment.

The petition filed by Aashti Grampanchayat alleges that the factory was being set up in violation of rules by Audumberraoji Patil Sakhar Karkhana, whose President is wife of Maharashtra Minister Harshvardhan Patil.

Shaken by the recent failure of the northern grid and subsequent collapse of the eastern and north-eastern grids, the Union Power Ministry has decided to take up the work of connecting the southern grid with the national grid on a war footing, a task likely to be achieved by 2014.

Ministry officials said that after having learnt a lesson from the two-day blackout in major parts of the country, the Ministry has stepped up the work of integrating the southern grid with the national grid that could not only help in efficient and effective transfer of electricity from various regions, but also provide a huge relief to the power starved South.

Tremors shook some parts of Maharashtra early Monday, barely 12 hours after the earthquake that rocked northern and eastern India, an official said.

Just mention the large brown-and-white bird and the residents of Mardi village in Solapur burst out in anger. The district in Maharashtra is one of the few refuges for the rare Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps), endemic to the grasslands of India and Pakistan. Of the 30-35 birds remaining in Maharashtra, Solapur’s grasslands support the largest population—25. But residents are not keen to protect the bird, called maldhok locally, because they perceive the Great Indian Bustard sanctuary as the stumbling block to the region’s development.

Mandated to create industrial opportunities in the state, the MIDC or Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation has been doing quite the opposite of late—winding up its own plans to set up Spe

Decision to help 8-9 projects with over 12000mw capacity whose mines are facing green hurdles

The government may assure a year