Ajoy Mehta is new Maharashtra chief secy: Ex-BMC commissioner faces challenge of bailing state out of water crisis
The current drought situation in Maharashtra is grimmer than faced by the state in 1972, as farmers in various districts have reportedly lost all their crop and are facing water shortage. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar alleged that 95 percent of the farmers have not received the benefit of the central government's crop insurance scheme.
Kamala Mills fire: Sanjay Nirupam demands BMC chief Ajoy Mehta's suspension for clearing 'illegal' construction
Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Sunday alleged that BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta violated rules by granting permission for an illegal construction at a gaming cum entertainment centre in Kamala Mills compound and demanded his suspension.
The next mayor of Mumbai will be elected on 8 March, at the first meeting of the new House, civic officials said here on Wednesday.
Now, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to adopt real-time gross settlement (RTGS) as a form of payment.
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"Use of force is the last thing that we will do. If it (eviction) is happening peacefully, it's welcome. (However) if the eviction does not happen peacefully, there is no other option than to use force. But why should there be any confrontation?" Additional Municipal Commissioner Mohan Adtani, in charge of the demolition of flats, told PTI.