Ramdas Kadam

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Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead

08 Aug 2019

Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead

As heavy rains continue to hit several parts of the country, flooding in Maharashtra's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts seems to have worsened.

Maharashtra government likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products

01 Jul 2018

Maharashtra government likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products

Maharashtra government is likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products as well as plastic bottles below 200ml capacity for water and beverages.

Plastic ban comes into force in Maharashtra from today

23 Jun 2018

Plastic ban comes into force in Maharashtra from today

The Maharashtra government's state-wide ban on the use of plastic items, including carry-bags and thermocol, came into effect from today.

Maharashtra's plastic ban: Items banned, penalty and other information

23 Jun 2018

Maharashtra's plastic ban: Items banned, penalty and other information

Starting Saturday, Mumbai joined cities like Seattle (US), Montreal (Canada), and Hamburg (Germany), which have banned the sale, distribution and storage of single-use plastic.

Maharashtra will be totally plastic-free next year: Environment Minister Kadam

05 Jun 2018

Maharashtra will be totally plastic-free next year: Environment Minister Kadam

Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on "International World Environment Day" said the state will be totally free of plastic in the next one year.

WHO calls Mumbai world's 4th most-polluted city, but Maharashtra denies

07 May 2018

WHO calls Mumbai world's 4th most-polluted city, but Maharashtra denies

The May-2 WHO report that ranks Mumbai ahead of Beijing as fourth most polluted city globally, hasn't gone down well with Maharashtra government.

Maharashtra will ban plastic from 18 March: State Environment Minister

16 Mar 2018

Maharashtra will ban plastic from 18 March: State Environment Minister

The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from "Gudi Padva", the Maharashtrian New Year, which falls on 18 March, said Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam.

Mumbai: No license for shops defying plastic ban

22 Feb 2018

Mumbai: No license for shops defying plastic ban

To get new or renewed licenses by local civic bodies for shops, malls, and other commercial establishments, they will have to follow the State's proposed ban on plastic bags and thermocol goods.

Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads

28 Dec 2017

Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads

Maharashtra Government, after proposing plastic ban, is looking to create tie-ups between waste-to-energy units and municipal bodies, cement plants, and industries for disposing of plastic waste.

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

11 Oct 2017

After Delhi, Maharashtra too may consider a ban on firecrackers

After the SC upheld the ban on selling firecrackers in Delhi-NCR region till November 1, Maharashtra's environment minister Ramdas Kadam hinted that he might talk to CM Devendra Fadnavis if a similar ban can be proposed in Maharashtra.

TV anchor complained about SpiceJet, alleges being threatened

06 Mar 2017

TV anchor complained about SpiceJet, alleges being threatened

TV-anchor Karan Ambardar alleged that he and his wife were "forcefully" made to wait on the Mumbai's airport aerobridge for more than an hour, after he complained about the quality of food in the flight.