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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.