Mumbai: Heavy downpour over the last three days has pushed up the water levels in the lakes in Mumbai.

The lake levels saw an increase of 82,622 million litres of water in the last 24 hours starting 8.30 am yesterday to 8.30 am today, civic officials said.

Presently, there is 4,68,633 mld of water in all the city lakes as compared to 6,34,144 mld last year, they said.

Maharashtra village refuses to give land; project awaits clearance from Centre
Land acquisition for the construction of nuclear power plants at Jaitapur in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Like snorkelling and scuba diving? You just might be able to indulge these hobbies at some big dams in the state.

With the success and overwhelming response to these underwater activities at Tarkali beach in Sindhudurg, the state tourism department has proposed to take them to big dams in Maharashtra. The department has started studying dams that have the required biodiversity.

Various mining projects have been proposed in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. The proposed mining area seeks to destroy about 200 sq km. in the Western Ghats part of the Sawantwadi and Dodamarg blocks of the district in the core of the northern Western Ghats.

Mumbai: Alphonso mangoes will not hit the markets on time next season; blame it on Cyclone Phyan. And when it does, the quantity may not be enough for the connoisseurs of the luscious fruit. As the flowering of the mangoes has been destroyed by the cyclone in the Konkan area where it is mostly grown, the rates are destined to soar.

Kolhapur: As many as 26 fishermen from the coastal district of Sindhudurg, along with eight boats, are missing in the Arabian Sea after Wednesday's Cyclone Phyan.

Mumbai: Cyclone Phyan, which passed along the Mumbai and Konkan coasts, claimed four lives on Wednesday and caused massive damage to property in the coastal districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Thane and Palghar in Maharashtra.

MUMBAI : A month after the formation of an all-party forum to oppose mining and thermal power projects in the coastal Sindhudurg district, industries minister Narayan Rane has described the front as politically motivated, claiming that it has been set up in view of the assembly polls. Sindhudurg happens to be Rane's hometown.

Where is the will to find out what is best for the people and the economy? MINING in India is frequently in the news these days. There has hardly been an issue of this magazine lately where an article on mining was not printed. The headlines are predictable by now: mining destroys forests; mining pollutes rivers; people are evicted to allow mining; mining encroaches on wildlife habitat;

Anti-mining stir leads to a row, death and persecution ON THE morning of March 19, people of Kalane village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra were roused by the sound of heavy machinery. Workers hired by mining company Minerals and Metals were building a road at 4 am leading up to the mine in Survey Number 57.

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