District-wise breakdown of the major projects


Ancillary development of Navi Mumbai airport, green areas released for housing and commercial exploitation


Navi Mumbai airport MahaMumbai SEZ.

PANJIM: Those who love to have fish on a daily basis may have to do without it on October 29, 2010.

Mumbai: Unmindful of the ecological havoc being wreaked across the state, Maharashtra government has put its greenery-wrecking toxic mines on the tourist map.

The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has selected a bauxite mine in Amboli, along with a waterfall and the coastline, as a tourist hotspot and is promoting the visit to the mine as a

Heavy downpour in western parts of the state have left farmers a worried lot. While rains are playing havoc with kharif crops such as soyabean in Northern Maharashtra, damage to rabi crops such as paddy over a vast stretch

First it was Vedanta

Mumbai: Union minister of environment and forests Jairam Ramesh has asked Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan to review the 49 mining leases given for excavation of iron ore and bauxite in Sindhudurg region.

Mumbai: The beauty of the Western Ghats, one of the last few remaining densely forested areas in the country, may soon be relegated to the realm of the picture postcard.

SINDHUDURG (Maharashtra): Professor Madhav Gadgil, chairman of the ecology expert panel on Western Ghats, heard villagers and officials during his ongoing visit to Konkan. He observed that "prima facie there were deficiencies in some of the environment impact assessment reports'' for the power as well as mining projects in the coastal districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.

A Western Ghats ecology expert panel headed by Madhav Gadgil will be scrutinising proposed nuclear power park at Jaitapur and four thermal power plants in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra from the angle of protection of environment during their 9-day visit from October 4.
There will be field visits to the proposed thermal power plants at Bhopam and Dhopave on October 5 and 6 resp