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How Government of Maharashtra is helping destroy Mumbai’s forest

Aarey Milk Colony, spread over 1,259 hectares of land, is an extension of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. In 1949, the land we know as Aarey was given to the Dairy Development Board of Maharashtra to shift the cattle sheds from the city to Aarey. Since then this area has been known as Aarey Milk Colony. […]

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National

No plans to lodge FIR against suspended MMRDA officials A K Pahal a habitual offender

No plans to lodge FIR against suspended MMRDA officials A K Pahal a habitual offender Mumbai Even after flouting norms by issuing fake work experience certificates to help a private contractor bag a contract worth Rs 70 crore, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has no plans to lodge a First Information Report against its engineers […]

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Corruption

MMRDA gives permission for multi-level car parking without feasibility report to RNA Corp. #RNAExotica

MMRDA has given permission to set up a multi-storey public car parking facility in a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) building being constructed at Oshiwara, Goregaon West near Ram Mandir railway station to accommodate Project Affected People (PAP), without even conducting a feasibility study. Ground plus seven floors are being constructed as part of “ RNA […]

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Navbharat Times report meeting between RTI activists and Ratnakar Gaikwad

RTI Activists meet Ratnakar Gaikwad

This is a follow up to the previous post on irregularities in MMRDA under Ratnakar Gaikwad CIC Ratnakar Gaikwad: “For MMRDA’s Corruption when I was chief, Buck doesn’t stop with me!” Report of Activists Meeting with Chief SIC Ratnakar Gaikwad on Monday, 11 June   12 June 2012, Mumbai. At 4.30 yesterday afternoon, six RTI […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Untracable communications beyond the reach of RTI

11 June 2012, Mumbai: This isn’t about Ratnakar Gaikwad, who was sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner of Maharashtra last Friday in the teeth of widespread opposition from RTI activists. This is about the decision-making environment in Mantralaya, MMRDA and many other government offices. It is about how government documents are nowadays like burqas, concealing the […]

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