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Faced with land acquisition hassles, the Maharashtra government has finally come up with a policy to let private players set up floating solar plants on water bodies like rivers and dams in the sta

The solar panels, installed on an area of around 2,000 ha on the water surface of Ujjani reservoir, is also expected to reduce evaporation of water and ultimately, reduce loss.

According to it, Pune district had a maximum of 12 villages showing depletion, followed by five villages with a depletion between 1m to 2m in the groundwater levels.

PUNE: The Pune region has the maximum number of industrial units in the state with alarmingly high pollution index (PI).
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PUNE: Tension spiked on Thursday in Karmala taluka of Maharashtra's Solapur district after a suicide note left behind by a 42-year-old farmer mentioned that his body should not be cremated till CM

The groundwater situation in Pune region has also shown marked improvements in the last 3 months

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday prohibited the Maharashtra government from granting permission for sand mining on the river beds.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Prafull Shivrao Kadam Vs Department of Environment, Government of Maharashtra & Others dated 31/03/2017 regarding illegal mechanized river sand mining in Man River basin at Village Watambare, Tahsil Sangola, District Solapur, Maharashtra.

PUNE: Maharashtra is expected to get a few more solar power projects in the 20,000 MW solar power capacity addition proposed in the Union Budget.

The water scarcity crippling large parts of India has already cost coal power companies nearly 7 billion units in lost electricity generation, with an estimated revenue loss of Rs. 2,400 crore in the first five months of 2016 alone, according to an analysis by Greenpeace India.

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