Times of India | 3 days ago | 24-09-2022 | 04:33 am
PUNE: Rainfall is likely to increase in parts of Maharashtra from around September 30, right up till October 6, delaying the commencement of monsoon withdrawal over Maharashtra, an extended range forecast by the Met department indicated on Friday. In Maharashtra, monsoon withdrawal commencement normally starts from October 3-4. "But this process is unlikely to start before October 10 this year due to intermittent rainfall activity during the first 10 days of the month. Therefore, we expect a delay in monsoon withdrawal commencement by about 6-7 days from extreme north of Maharashtra this season," Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather forecasting division, IMD, Pune, told TOI. Kashyapi said, "Monsoon withdrawal progress over northwest India has stalled since the last few days owing to a system over north India, which will cause isolated to fairly widespread rainfall in areas of Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab during the next few days. So, further progress over northwest India may be delayed by another 5-7 days." Speaking on the rainfall scenario for the next few days, Kashyapi said except for Vidarbha and Konkan-Goa, rest of Maharashtra might see subdued rainfall activity during the next 2-3 days. "North-central Konkan may see marginally above normal rainfall till September 30, while the rest of the state are expected to receive near-normal rain till that period. During September 30-October 6, extreme north Madhya-Maharashtra, full Vidarbha and south Konkan may witness above-normal rainfall, while rest of the state, including Pune, may experience normal rainfall during that period," he said. Kashyapi said because of these reasons, withdrawal of monsoon may be a slow affair from north-west India and Central India during the first week of October. "This, in turn, will cause a delay in commencement of monsoon withdrawal from parts of Maharashtra." Kashyapi said rainfall over parts of Maharashtra during September 30-October 6 would increase in comparison to the current period. "This would be because a system may form over the Bay of Bengal during that week and the strengthening of westerly winds from the Arabian Sea," he said. During the next few days till September 27, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada are likely to see isolated rainfall, while Konkan may witness scattered rains. Pune city, meanwhile, is likely to experience very light to light rain.
With focus on training to fight domestic sexual abuse, social media abuse, self-defence, gynaecological myths and nutrition, the Rotary Club of Bibwewadi has with its CSR partner GTPL Hathway Limited launched the fourth phase of Project Asmita in Maharashtra’s Pune city.The fourth phase of Project Asmita was launched during a symposium at Hotel Hyatt in Pune on the International Daughters’ Day on September 25.The theme of the symposium was ‘Empowering daughters is empowering the nation’.Partnering with rotary clubs of multiple districts, the project aims to empower over 36,000 daughters through training from various schools, orphanages and institutions across Maharashtra and Gujarat.The project is Rotary India’s biggest project in the field of daughter empowerment, an official statement said.Through Project Asmita, the haemoglobin levels of over 36,000 girls will be checked and they will be provided with iron supplements in case of a deficiency. They will also be given help booklets, which will cover all the video topics in a short and concise manner with interesting pictorial representation.“The daughters face a lot of issues in their day-to-day lives. Project Asmita is an attempt to provide confidence to the daughters, make them independent, fearless and brave,” said Rtn. Dr Anil Parmar, District Governor, RID 3131.Anil Bothra, CFO, GTPL Hathway Limited, said Project Asmita initiative has received tremendous response and this project “reconfirms our commitment towards making a positive impact on the society” and the Rotary Club of Bibwewadi “has been a perfect partner for us”.The contents of the video have been incorporated in a booklet, which has been released in three different languages — Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi.
The first-ever working committee of eminent parliamentarians from various political parties and Vidhan Sabha/Council Speakers/Chairmen from many States and Union Territories met in Pune to decide on the organization of the National Young Legislators’ Conference (NYLC or Rashtriya Yuva Vidhayak Sammelan). The working committee meeting was co-chaired by the noted former Speakers of Lok Sabha – Shri Shivraj Patil, Smt. Meira Kumar, and Smt. Sumitra Mahajan. The incumbent and former speakers of State Assemblies and chairpersons of Legislative Councils from more than 15 states, former Chief Election Commissioners, and a few former bureaucrats also participated in the deliberations. Shri Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, also joined the meeting virtually and offered to extend complete support of the Goa government.We are celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav currently and in another 2 years we will be entering into the 75th year of implementation of our Constitution. The NYLC will connect these two memorable achievements in the history of our country by bringing young legislators from all across the country on one platform in a historic effort.The NYLC, once established, will be organized jointly by the legislative bodies, non-governmental institutions and civil society with active support from the MIT School of Government, Pune. The NYLC will seek support from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNESCO.NYLC will aid in the creation of a cohesive ecosystem among leaders of all ideologies for the common cause of development beyond party politics, instilling the spirit of nationhood, encouraging clean leadership for enhancing good governance, and creating a model to be reckoned with globally. It will foster peer-to-peer learning aimed at designing innovative development solutions, in addition to developing ethical, spirited, and competent public leadership for formulating pro-people policies.The proposed dates for the organization of NYLC are 16, 17 and 18 June, 2023 in either Goa or Mumbai, Maharashtra.Shri Shivraj Patil, Former Speaker of the Lok Sabha said – “There are three very important aspects which are expected out of the legislature. The first is policy making, the second is to make laws and the third is to check that laws are implemented. If young legislators are imparted with knowledge of the law, policy making, and administration at an early stage, this would, in turn, change the democratic shape of the country and yield good outcomes for society.”Smt. Meira Kumar, Former Speaker of the Lok Sabha said, “It was a wonderful conference and the interactions we had in the evening were both positive and successful. I congratulate Mr. Rahul Karad and pay respect to his father Dr. Vishwanath Karad. They are the guiding spirit behind NYLC. ”Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Former Speaker of the Lok Sabha said, “NYLC shouldn’t be an end in itself but a means to obtain a bigger purpose where we sensitise our young legislators of the responsibility that they have ahead as they start their journey to serve the people of this country.”Shri Rahul V. Karad, Chief Initiator, MIT School Of Government said “The time has come for our country’s Young Elected Representatives to rise above partisanship and work toward the creation of a Unified, Strong, and Developed Bharat that will address the aspirations of countless young, old, and women alike. Only a united Bharat, led by a strong democratic leadership, can face the challenges of an increasingly divided world and show the international community the path to world peace. NYLC will act as a catalyst of ideas and as a concept that will ignite and strengthen the sense of national unity and responsibility among the young legislators who will be the future of Bharat.”The outcome of the legislators’ conference will be to assist the National Leadership in understanding the pros and cons of policies, as well as the challenges of governance and development at the grassroots level, and in spreading the progressive imagery of the National Leadership around the world.The National Young Legislators’ Conference is being held under the aegis of MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG). MIT-SOG has been at the vanguard for fostering innovative and flagship events in the past such as Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, National Women Parliament, National Panchayat Parliament, and National Youth Parliament among many other events.About MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG):The MIT School of Government (MIT-SOG), a constituent unit of MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Pune, is the first institute of its kind to initiate a two-year Master’s degree program in Political Leadership & Government or MPG (UGC-approved program) for a Career in Politics.MIT-SOG was initiated in the year 2005 under the visionary leadership of Shri. Rahul V. Karad – Initiator & Executive President, MIT World Peace University with the vision of creating Ethical, Spirited, and Committed Political Leadership for the country from the grassroots and all walks of life.Under the able guidance of Late. Shri. T.N Seshan, First Chairman, MIT-SOG, former Chief-Election Commissioner of India (also well known as the Father of Electoral Reforms in India), the curriculum for MPG program at MIT-SOG was designed with the complete involvement of highly decorated officials from Government, Politics, Judiciary, Media and Academia. MIT-SOG specifically caters to the need for training students in politics & government to become trained Political Leaders of the country.Participants for 1st National Young Legislators Conference (NYLC)Day & Date: Friday, 16th September 2022Venue: J W Marriott, PuneDignitaries in the meetingFor more information, contact: Nishita Sharma | email@example.com | +91-9654192435
Pune: A month-long traffic diversion will now be put in place in the Range Hills area to assist the ongoing Metro works. The city traffic police department, along with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) has asked road users to make use of alternative routes to avoid traffic chaos. As per the plan, the rail underpass near the Government Hatcheries Chowk will remain closed for vehicles coming from Old Mumbai-Pune Highway towards Range Hills. The diversions will remain in place till November 2. MahaMetro has undertaken works for Metro pillars and launching segments near two rail underpasses in Range Hills. Boards have been installed on both sides of the underpasses to alert road users about the diversions. MahaMetro has said that wardens have also been deployed at the diversions. Meanwhile, road users said the authorities should install more direction boards.
MUMBAI: The BMC will spend Rs 500 crore from its Mumbai beautification project to resurface 200km of roads in the city. The project, which was announced last week, is the brainchild of chief minister Eknath Shinde. While the estimated cost of the entire beautification project is Rs 1,705 crore of which every ward will get a minimum of Rs 15 crore for coming up with plans to beautify their respective areas in the form of improving road dividers, traffic islands, illumination of popular junctions and improvement of footpaths, another component of the project will be the resurfacing of roads for which tenders are still to be floated. Additional municipal commissioner P Velrasu, who is in charge of the roads department, said the civic body will be calling for short tenders. TimesViewOver the years, thousands of crores of rupees have been sunk by the BMC in road repairs and resurfacing and concreting. And yet,motorists continue to confront monster potholes and damaged roads. This monsoon was especially bad. Unless there is accountability, responsibility fixed and road quality assured, pumping more money into the city’s roads will be meaningless."Of the total road network of 2,050 km, about 1,000km are already concretised while we had issued work orders for another 200km earlier this year. Besides, for another 400km of cement concretisation of roads too tenders have already gone live. We now plan to take up works for resurfacing of approximately 200km of roads. We are short-listing the roads which will be taken up. These will include those whose only top layer need to be resurfaced. Roads that have been damaged till the bottom layer will not be taken up for works now. We will undertake complete repairs on them in the future," Velrasu said. Mastic asphalt will be used to resurface roads that will be taken up for repairs and the work is expected to be completed before the next monsoon, officials said. However, it is also pertinent to note that with the upcoming civic elections and bad roads being one of the biggest pain points for Mumbaikars, the entire project looks to have been set rolling. The BMC has set a target of cement concretisation of the entire road network. So it is likely that even these 200km roads will be take up for concretisation.
MUMBAI: Higher & technical education minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday said the state government will pay salaries of teachers from private, unaided colleges. Patil said at an event in Pune that fees in private colleges were higher and that quality education will remain inaccessible for many if fees remain on the higher side. If the government pays teachers' salaries, education will become affordable, he added.