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May 2012
Jalgaon District News
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31st May:
Fuel prices opposing nationwide protest strike today:

National democratic alliance and left parties have called nationwide strike today to mark strong protest to central government’s sudden petrol price rise marking it inflationary and badly hurting weaker section of society. Oppositions have demanded reducing various taxes levied on fuel across various States in country to ease burden levied on citizens. Maharashtra has not announced any strategy to ease this burden on citizens.

Dhule – Aurangabad four lane highway on approval nod:
National highway authority of India (NHAI) officials have completed surveying of 800 Crores cost based Dhule to Aurangabad four lane highway. Officials have moved this report to central level and have plans to connect 140kms based project connecting Dhule and Aurangabad districts. Proposed four lane works has land acquisition requirement in 19 villages.
Dhule district is blissed with State policies and showering of offers and has Dhule to Nashik Road four lane at 450 Crores, Dhule to Palasner – 500 Crores, Navapur – Dhule – Amravati at Rs. 4,500 Crores. Authorities have already completed works till Nashik and Madhya Pradesh border area based Palasner.

Khandesh aspirants shine in MPSC RTO Inspector exam:
Maharashtra Public services commission (MPSC) has announced result of Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector (AMVI) exam. This includes Rajshree Pramod Patil (Jalgaon), Pramod Sarode (Jalgaon) and Anamika Ashok Baviksar from Dhule having succeeded in this exam. This is second consecutive year wherein region’s girls are marking rising contribution in public services examinations.

Banana rates dips down:
After a fortnight of rising trend in banana rates, various APMC markets in Jalgaon district witnessed downfall in rates of up to Rs. 350 per quintal. Risen mango arrival, increasing heat stroke in northern India has led to decreased demands in the region. Jalgaon markets had 1,375 per quintal rate as on 23rd May and yesterday closing was at 1,020 per quintal.

  • BT Cotton seeds availability crunch woes farmers in region – mere 40% supply hurts cultivation plan
  • District team selected for State shooting competition at Worli from 03rd June

30th May:
Corporation general body meeting review:

Jalgaon city municipal corporation general body met yesterday to discuss various projects in run. Body has approved construction of shopping complex through private party tendering. Meet recorded strong protest for construction of new complex in city and opposition members demanded selling Corporation property to reduce its debt burden. Opposition also demanded immediate cancellation of notices sent to Corporation owned shopping complexes blocks owners under lease dispute. Body also approved construction of community halls in Pimprala area. Corporation has not yet withdrawn its notice instructing vacating blocks failing to comply with its occupation terms of lease.
General body also approved availing space for JMTU in lane near existing city bus stand location. This will imply closing of traffic in this road and facilitating JMTU to halt buses.

Rajeev Gandhi memorial trophy 2012 cricket competition:
District Congress committee and talent sports academy jointly conducted Rajeev Gandhi memorial trophy cricket competition began yesterday with R. N. Sports Club and Kothari Academy winning their league matches. Abhishek Patil and Ashfaque Shaikh from respective teams won man of the match award. Kothari Academy batted first and scored 214/2 in designated 20 over. This includes Abhishek Patil scoring 122 runs in 69 balls (13 fours and 7 sixes) along with Sachin Patel scoring 40 runs. In reply it bowled out Prashant Academy on 93 runs.
In second match, R. N. sports club defeated Jalgaon city and Taluka Academy. It scored 181/9 in 20 overs with Ashfaque scoring 68 runs in 25 balls (7 fours and 3 sixes). Jalgaon city and Taluka academy chasing this target got bowled out at 155 runs.  

  • Mahesh Navami greetings from Team EJalgaon.com – various programs to mark the eve

29th May:
Kharip crop review meeting:

District administration yesterday conducted review meeting for Kharip season. Meeting had participation of Collectorate, Tapi irrigation development authorities and district MLA to discuss various perspectives. Meet has decided to have white paper on irrigable area in Jalgaon district following variation in figures received from officials. Officials report 80% irrigable area in district with 2 major project, 9 medium project and 61 small scale projects and all in total having 35.80TMC water as of date.
Kharip season 2011 had 102,879 hectares area under irrigation to that of projected 4,200 hectares and had 43,908 hectares land on well water. Kharip 2012 has projected area of 4,150 hectares along with 28,354 hectares to use well water for crops. Proposed plan has 8.33Lakh hectares irrigable land for Kharip with cotton as major crop on 401,900 hectares, bajra, corn, jwar, grains and rice as second crop with 222,700 hectares, pulses as third preference with 132,300 hectares land followed by soyabeen, sugarcane and other crops.

State level ball badminton competition at Chalisgaon:
Maharashtra State ball badminton association is conducting 58th junior state level ball badminton competition for boys and girls from 01st June at Chalisgaon. The 3-days event is organised at Arts, Commerce and Science College ground and has Jalgaon district and Chalisgaon Tahsil organization as host. Competition has participation from across state.

  • St. Joseph student Megha Patil tops CBSE HSC 2012 result from Jalgaon district
  • Chopda sugar factory workers to get pre-season loans based advance remuneration – withdraws strike following assurance
  • Jalgaon’s chess player Prateek Patil qualifies for national chess competition
  • Dhule and Nandurbar each gets new approval for Law colleges
  • District’s 484 students qualifies for national minority merit scheme scholarship for the year

28th May:
Mercury stays in sub-43 degrees zone:

District’s harsh summer heat is at its peak form with mercury remaining in 43 degrees zone since last few days. Earlier authorities recorded 43.4 degrees on Sunday and have reported wind flow at 14-17kms per hour and this is likely to change climatic conditions further. Neighboring Burhanpur has reported temperature of 46 degrees and Dhule has 41degrees along with Nandurbar having 41.1 degrees on scale. Nimbhora in Raver Tahsil has reported one death due to intense heat stroke.

Earthquake in Shahada – measures 3.3 on Richter scale:
Shahada yesterday night witnessed mild earthquake at 2.53AM. This earthquake has not caused any damages to buildings and Narmada Sarovar dam Richter scale recorded this earthquake. Report further reveals that two mild attacks measuring 5-7seconds each and was centred at Savalde. Analyst quote Dara medium project to Unapdev as weaker zone in geographical essence and Dara project to Shahada area is mostly rock natured soil.

Deity Kalika Padmavati festivity on 30th May:
Chitode Wani community family deity Goddess Kalika Padmavati annual eve is being observed at Burhanpur on 30th May. Festivity begins with procession beginning in 8am, social and cultural program on 11am, mega worshipping of Deity on 1pm followed by Prasadam.

  • Kharip crop updates review meeting today in Collectorate
  • District’s 402 Policemen transferred to various locations on grounds of routine transfers and promotions

27th May:
Dhule district administration calls for review/ comments on proposed tourism policy:

Dhule district administration has called for public comments/ enhancements with reference to administration’s proposed tourism policy as per state guidelines. Proposed policy has suggestion inputs from governances in respective district along with public participation having experience in the reference.
Dhule district has Dedargaon lake, Nakane lake, Laling valley, Mukti, Songir, Pimparkhed, Gondur lake, Ekvira deity temple, Thalner, Aner dam, Patel recreation garden, Nageshwar, Sulwade Barrage, Mudavad, Kanhayalal temple Amli, Nagai and Mahsdi as its current tourism and religious attraction points.

ZP gets 2.60 Crores from district administration for easing water woes:
Jalgaon district administration has availed special fund of 2.60 Crores to Jalgaon ZP for executing its action plan for tackling drinking water problems amidst peak summer. ZP action plan has 198 villages facing water shortages and 213 various schemes to ease the concern. District public representative suggestions has taken villages/ places count to 308 villages in shortages list and 370 schemes to assist in shortage.
Proposed action plan included increasing depth of 21 well, acquiring 112 private well, 26 tankers for supplies in 30 villages, introducing 199 new short term supplies and undertaking maintenance at 3places.

  • Raver banana enters Pakistan markets – gets flourishing buyer demands
  • District Police to announce transfers on Monday
  • Rajeev Gandhi memorial cricket competition – Kohinoor, Jai Shivrai, Nagar and Talent Academy wins
  • Colleges admission process from 04th June

26th May:
HSC 2012 results – girls outshine boys:

Maharashtra State Board of secondary and higher secondary education Pune yesterday announced HSC 2012 exam result. It has reported Nashik division scoring 73.99% result with Nandurbar district topping with 89.59% followed by Dhule scoring 83.39% and Jalgaon in bottom at 60.54% score. Jalgaon district’s repeater students have scored 23.09% result. City student Shruti Vijay Maheshwar scored 96.5% in science, Ankita Nitin Talele scored 94.66% along with Medhavi Anil Chaudhari scoring 94.66% scoring third rank. Commerce faculty student Arpita Mahavit Bothra has topped with 74.33% marks.
St. Teresa Convent Junior college in on top of institution-wise performance with 97.14%, Iqra Shahin on top of language specific institutions with 98.36% and M. J. College is on second rank with 86.37%.

Jalgaon city to soon have new development control rules:
Jalgaon city Municipal Corporation based new updated development control rules are likely to come in force from 15th June onwards subjected to State government approval. Corporation currently has 16 meters and maximum 5floors capping for constructions in city and new rules will lead to 24 meters high buildings and 8 floors availability. Corporation has subjected this proposal to State almost 2years ago and its recently taken follow up has increased chances of final nod from State cabinet. New rules will have 20% additional FSI for educational institutions, 20% FSI TDR buying at premium rate, balcony width increased from 3feet to 4feet and permission for use of fabricated stair cases in margin spaces in city areas. This plan as approved would benefit and avail vertical development in city.

  • Increased fuel cost leads rise in base fares of route based Auto Rickshaws – reaches Rs. 10 per seat in traffic areas
  • MPSC Sales Tax inspector exam today – 10,518 aspirant appear at 29 centers
  • Corporation to move slaughter houses from Shirsoli to Avhane Shivar based reserved lands
  • NMU Convocation ceremony today in Jalgaon

25th May:
Highways four lane works – NHAI begins land acquisition:

Speeding up the four lanes highway work, NHAI authorities yesterday began acquisition of land passing by Sakri city for Nagpur – Surat highway in Navapur to – Amravati route. Administration has issued notices to land owners for measurement and has urged land owners, farmers to get acquisition recorded properly for full compensation.

  • HSC 2012 result today – to be availed on Board website from 1PM onwards
  • Mega protest drives in region by various political parties opposing Government enormous fuel rates hike
  • Administration reviews disaster management plans for upcoming Monsoon – spares 20Lakhs on various instruments of reference
  • District RTO announces new series for motor vehicles registration – MH19 BK-0001 to BK-9999
  • Banana rates shoot up further – Burhanpur APMC reports Rs. 2,001 per quintal selling rate for farmers

24th May:
Mission Jalgaon airport – Jet airways take a step ahead:

Jet Airways has processed primary survey of Jalgaon airport feasibility for commercial operations and has planned for conducting an open meet of entrepreneurs and industrialists to shape go live for the plan. The commercial feasibility and route plans process has begun and is likely to take Jalgaon’s dream come true to practical stage. Government owned Air India is yet to post its interest in Jalgaon airport startup.

Mission FYJC admission – 43,000 seats available in 60,000 students:
Jalgaon district’s 60,415 students appeared SSC-2012 exam and district’s colleges stats reveals that Jalgaon has only 43,913 seats for admission to first year of College i.e. FYJC, Class XI. This might lead to troubles for middle tier students and take admission merit list percentage up for second consecutive year. Admissions might get a trigger in non-grant quota with reference to fees.
Jalgaon has 23,400 arts faculty seats, 12,120 for science, around 2,000 seats for arts and commerce combined faculty courses. Other education options for student includes polytechnic education with around 1,000 seats, Government I.T.I. having 1,173 seats.

Cyclonic winds troubles again – losses over 10 Crores:
Yaval Taluka based Nhavi, Marul, Hingona, Borkheda yesterday witnessed sudden cyclonic winds leading to big troubles to banana farms. Primary estimates reveal losses around 10 Crores in Nhavi village. High wind low has stressed temporary shelters of 5farmers here and has even taken off shade from many temporary houses. Revenue department is beginning its losses assessment from tomorrow.

Corporation yellow drinking water testing report:
MERI Nashik has sent its detailed report on Jalgaon city yellow drinking water supplied to citizens. The report reveals that this water had large amount of algae bloom and iron increased percentage leading to yellowish appearance. Jalgaon city had yellowish drinking supplies from September 2011 until December 2011 and again in April and May 2012 and reports sampled locations included Waghur dam back water, water purifying process time water, Sur River, Kang River locations. Corporation undertook various storage tanks cleanup drive following risen complaints and media reports. Jalgaon city now has whitish appearance clear drinking water now.

  • Maharashtra secures third rank in national baseball competition – boys team include Jalgaon’s Abhijeet Rajput and Kaustubh Mahajan
  • HSC 2012 exam result on Friday, 25th May on board website – mark sheets to be availed later
  • District team selection today for sub-junior State softball competition at Karanja Lad in Washim from 07th June
  • District’s 27 villages to have semi English ZP schools – to start from 15th June
  • Corporation to collect area development charges before building plan approval – receives 3.95 Crores funds under 13th finance bill

23rd May:
Cyclonic winds and intense summer heat combo troubles farmers in Khandesh:

Khandesh region few areas yesterday witnessed cyclonic winds in Jamner and Shirpur Tahsil. This has taken death of two in various incidences following cloud bursting. Nature’s variation was further observed with mercury touching 44 degrees at Bhusawal and 43.2 degrees at Jalgaon. This climatic and natural variation is troubling agriculture in the region with sudden damages and lower yields following intense heat.

Dhule aspirant Rupali Gajanan Shirode tops in Sales Tax inspector MPSC exam:
Maharashtra Public services commission conducted year 2011 Sales tax inspector exam result were announced yesterday. Dhule based Rupali Gajanan Shirode has topped in whole State in girls along with Erandol based Bharti Rajendra Patil securing fourth rank in Maharashtra. MPSC Sales tax inspector exam was conducted for 168 posts. Amongst other succeeding includes Sharad Keshav Patil (Galan, Bhadgaon) scoring 29th rank, Ravindra Pundlik Mahajan achieving sixth position in OBC category, Snehanka Madhukar Shinde getting 19th, Anil Shantaram Thakare topping sixth rank in ST category along with Paresh Chaudhari securing 31st rank in open category.

  • Corporation general body meeting on 29th May – to approve various projects in run

22nd May:
Banana gets record rate of Rs. 2,001 per quintal in Burhanpur:

Ainpur (Raver) farmers yesterday received Rs. 2,001 per quintal rate to Jalgaon’s banana in Burhanpur APMC. This is record high rate of banana is mainly on grounds of banana being tissue culture quality yield and having lower inflow in market.

CBSE SSC result announced – Jalgaon Schools mark 100% result:
Central Board of Secondary education New Delhi yesterday announced result of SSC exam for the region. Jalgaon’s schools having CBSE pattern education namely St. Joseph, Rustomjie School, Godavari School and Central Schools have reported 100% result. Rustomjie’s 105 students appeared and all have scored well.

NMU convocation ceremony on Saturday, 26th May:
North Maharashtra University Jalgaon’s 20th convocation ceremony is being conducted on Saturday, 26th May 2012. In all 29,142 graduates will take degree from NMU VC along with 72 in merit list to receive gold medals and 131 doctorate honors. Event has Indian council of social science for research New Delhi chairman as chief guest.
The graduates list includes Arts and fine arts – 5,648, Pschology and Social Science – 5,003, Science – 4,984, Law – 440, Medical and Pharmacy – 969, Engineering and technical education – 3,736, Ayurved – 4, Commerce and Management – 4,802 and education courses – 3,556. NMU also plans to launch its website Marathi version to facilitate rural visitors.

  • Mercury sizzles to 44 degrees in Bhusawal
  • State board HSC result on 25th May, SSC likely on 09th June

21st May:
Railway guards national convention at Bhusawal:

All India Guards council is conducting its two days national convention at Bhusawal beginning from today. The convention will have discussion on various concerns of guards, role of guards council established in 1953, and demand of availing rest houses to guards, availing three star facilities to guards in running rooms and introducing new recruitment drive to fill 7,217 vacant posts of guards in Railways. Event is expected to have participation of central and south central railways guards.

District’s 7 dam turns zero:
Jalgaon district’s rising summer heat is evaporating dam storage rapidly and until now district’s 7 dam have turned nil in terms of usable storage of water. This might lead to drinking water shortages during June first week if no raining arrives. District’s one of major resource, Hatnur dam currently has 11.92% storage as compared to last year 30.12%.
Jalgaon’s 198 villages are marked under water shortage this year and of these, 24 villages are on tanker supplies. Jalgaon city drinking water supplies are under control and norml state with Waghur dam water. Manyad, Bori, Bhokarbari, Anjani, Agnavati, Hivara and Bahula have turned to bottom.

  • Intense summer heat continues – mercury above 43 degrees woes life
  • Padse (Amalner) native Amit Usman Khatik scores 28th rank in IIT-JEE exam in OBC category
  • Tadvi community group marriage – 19 couples ties bond of life at Faizpur
  • Chalisgaon Taluka level Police recruitment drive for 45 villages natives

20th May:
Job fair in Jalgaon:

Jain friends group conducted job fair 2012 is being organised on Monday, 21st May. Event has various industries, companies and institutions participating from health care, automotive, banking, industry and many industries. Fair aims to avail jobs to unemployed youth having done SSC and HSC.

Jamner sports stadium gets UGC 1.20 Crores grant:
Jamner Taluka education society’s 25 acre land based sports stadium has received approval of 1.50Crores special grant from UGC and has received its installment of 1.20Crores. Stadium complex work will begin in June-2012 and will have indoor and outdoor facilities along with swimming pool.

  • Temperature soars to 43.4 degrees – intense heat woes life
  • Corporation LBT collection goes down – touches 3 Crores from 5Crores per month in last few months
  • ICSE board result – Jalgaon’s Anubhooti School’s 25 out of 34 scores above 80%
  • ZP recruitment drive – written test of 287 for animal husbandry supervisor, clerk 19 posts

19th May:
Professors withdraw boycott protest:

Maharashtra federation of unions of College teachers’ association yesterday announced withdrawal of its boycott posted. Association Jalgaon representatives met NMU VC yesterday requesting increasing the CAP panels for speedy checking of papers. NMU administration and the exams centralised assessment program is in full pace to avail result within 45 days of examination. NMU yesterday announced result of B. P. Ed. Course on its website. It expect third year results by June second week.

Jalgaon’s Utkarsha Firke, Nikhil Patil and Anshit Chaudhari shines in IIT-JEE exam:
Jalgaon based student Utkarsha Firke has scored 17th rank in OBC category result of IIT-JEE and is at 152th rank in general category. He accompanies Nikhil Jayant Patil having scored 1,094th rank along with Anshit Shirish Chaudhari securing 3,319th rank in IIT-JEE 2012 exam result announced yesterday. Nikhil is currently studying in Pune.

  • Jalgaon electricity distribution – Crompton to soon introduce feeder based load shedding targeting major losses area
  • Corporation standing committee meeting today – to discuss market fee collection tender approval

18th May:
Corporation’s proposed lease renewal to attract 10times shop rentals:

Jalgaon city municipal Corporation’s proposed lease renewal of 8 shopping complexes in Jalgaon city is in deep concerns these days. Corporation administration earlier suspended general body resolution to extend lease by 3years with 10% hike. New lease renewal proposal now has Rs. 3,200 per month rental charges levy from Corporation as compared to earlier Rs. 300 per month. This would lead to whopping 51,969 per year tax from one block owner in a year.
The rates levy is on floor basis with ground floor having Rs. 2,600 per month, first floor – 3,200, second floor – 3,000 and third floor to be charged at Rs. 2,800 per month rentals. Corporation has not mentioned any plan for maintenance, cleanliness and hygiene and water services to these shops. Most of markets have turned over 20+ years old and have received no maintenance work leading to large amount of leakages round the year. Security, lifts, cleanliness and encroachments are painful additions around on the concern with no policy/ attention followed on them.

  • District non-grant schools evaluation for grants – 33 out of 40 schools down below standards
  • District’s class V to VII evaluation from 28th May
  • Shubham Tayade wins gold in national karate competition

17th May:
Jalgaon baffles at 42.2 degrees:

Intense summer heat stroke is visible again in region making life miser. Jalgaon district and rest of Khandesh has seen continuously rising temperature scale in last 4 days and it turned peak yesterday with mercury recoding 42.2 degrees on scale. This led to harsh summer heat stroke during afternoon times. This was highest of this month temperature on scale earlier having reached 44 degrees mark in April beginning.

District telecom and internet facilities – a review:
Jalgaon district earlier having lower telephony and internet related facilities has moved one step ahead rapidly in recent 5 years. Jalgaonities earlier having mere one or two mobile operators now has Idea, Vodafone, BSNL, Airtel, Tata Indicom, Reliance, Tata Docomo, Uninor, MTS and Aircel as major telephony and mobile services providers. The government owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in on top of chart in terms of numbers of landline and mobile phone users.
District earlier connecting itself to information super highway through dialup networks now has landline broadband, wireless broadband (through GSM/ CDMA mobile SIM), leased lines, WLL broadband along with GSM and CDMA based internet access from almost all mobile operators. This has ushered in new growth era for region and has availed multiple options to overcome the troubles with monopoly operator.
Jalgaon still awaits consistent high speed (above full 2mbps bandwidth) connectivity and enhanced services from telecom operators for services being offered. Fiber based DSL connectivity is yet another attraction along with video phone calling with real time speed to get real feel and boost business and tourism here.

  • Jalgaon Airport commercial operations startup – Jet Airways officials to visit Jalgaon in last week
  • Shirpur textile cluster establishment – Centre approves 15 Crores special fund under industrial infrastructure upgradation scheme
  • District sports office calls for request filling for SSC and HSC sportsmen bonus marks
  • Fule market traders appeal district Collectorate on Corporation notice to vacate block

16th May:
Highways four lane works public hearing completed:

National highway authority of India authorities yesterday conducted public hearing of various complaints with reference to proposed Jalgaon – Dhule Highways four lane work. Authorities took 18 months to survey. Authorities approved continuation of the project and assured to take best care of rehabilitation of concerned.

Rural students shine in pre-Secondary scholarship exam:
Maharashtra State exam council Pune conducted pre-secondary class IV school scholarship exam results have shown remarkable results for rural area students. Parola student Sanjana Lohar has scored third rank in State merit by scoring 294 out of 300 and has also topped in district. Parola student Kiran Marathe has scored fourth rank in merit on State level with 292 score followed by Vedant Sonar scoring 290 marks.

  • State proposes starting up of new R.T.O. office at Bhadgaon
  • Chalisgaon wrestler Rauf Shaikh wins Jalgaon Shree body building award for year 2012
  • Corporation standing committee meeting on 19th May

15th May:
Khandesh deity Muktai annual day today:

Khandesh natives family deity goddess Saint Muktai annual memorial day is being marked today in whole region. Various religious enchanting and programs have been organised to mark this eve at Muktai Nagar based Muktai temple at Kothali. This eve has participation of many devotees from Khandesh, Vidarbha and Marathwada.
Ancient literature reveals that deity Muktai moved to heavenly abode on 19th May 1299, 713 years ago and was one of youngest deity to have blissed the whole Warkari community saints with sacred spiritual perspective.

  • Corporation floats Escorts Fees collection tender – estimates 16.44 Crores revenue from escorts fee
  • Amravati – Dhule highways four lane works – NHAI public hearing today to hear 8 complaints received
  • State athletics referee exam – Jalgaon’s 5 pass with rank
  • District’s SSC and HSC two exam centers to cancel following many reports of copying during exams
  • District Kharip 2012 crop review meeting on 21st may – to present current status and planning

14th May:
Pre-secondary scholarship exam result today:

Maharashtra State exam council Pune conducted annual pre-secondary scholarship exam result is being announced today. The class IV scholarship exam was conducted on 18th March 2012 and result will be available on MSC website http://www.mscepune.in from 3pm onwards. Printed mark sheets would reach respective schools through district education office in few days.

Saint Muktabai ‘Tirobhut’ ceremony on Tuesday:
Lord Rama temple trust is organising deity Saint Muktabai’s 715th Tirobhut ceremony on Tuesday, 15th May. The procession begins at 5am in morning in temple and will follow enchanting of deity at 8am in temple. The Ashadhi Ekadashi based annual Palakhi drive to Pandharpur will move from Jalgaon on 04th June from temple.

  • RBI orders suspension of new deposits collection to Dhule and Nandurbar district co-operative banks following risen NPA
  • District co-operative depositors’ mega protest march from Tuesday, 15th May
  • Contracted Gram Sevak C and D group posts written exam on 27th May
  • Shirpur Taluka cyclonic winds and raining losses estimated at Rs. 10 Lakhs

13th May:
Cyclonic winds and raining kills 3 more:

Jalgaon district farmers have hard times amidst continuing natural calamities in this week. District’s Jalgaon, Bhadgaon and Chalisgaon Taluka yesterday witnessed second round of cyclonic winds and raining leading to significant loss of standing crop and houses. Administration has reported death of 3 in various incidences during cyclonic winds in whole district. This has taken total toll to 18 and large losses on ground of standing crop.

JDCC Bank board meeting – finalises private mill for operating Yaval ginning on lease:
Jalgaon district central co-operative bank board met yesterday to open tenders received for lease offers for Yaval based J. T. Mahajan co-operative ginning factory. It has offered this tender to Mumbai based Shree Vishnu woolen spinning mill on monthly rental of 8.11 Lakhs. Bank has reported net profit of 15.92 Crores during FY 2011-12. It has achieved deposits of 1,979.22 Crores as on 31st March and has share capital of 121.09 Crores. Bank availed 878 Crores crop loan during the last year and has distributed around 400 Crores loan till date in current financial year.

  • ZP Health department group C and D recruitments – 1,293 candidates appear for 52 posts
  • Tennis ball team selection today at Bhusawal for State junior tennis ball competition at Raigad

12th May:
Khandesh cyclonic winds and raining causes damages of 4 Crores:
Farmers community has been hard hit with sudden cyclonic winds and raining on Thursday, 10th May. First phase of assessment of losses has revealed figures of 4Crores in Raver, Yaval, Chopda and Amalner Tahsil with Raver on top of chart. Raver’s 17 villages based 358 hectares area is under trouble with losses estimated at 3.11 Crores to 398 farmers along with 7 villages based households facing loss of 6.27 Lakhs. Yaval Taluka banana yields worth 42 Lakhs is in troubles along with Amalner and Chopda witnessing troubles. In all 15 persons have died in various incidences due to raining and winds on Thursday in whole Khandesh.

Corporation demands time for putting up its side in DRT for HUDCO repayment:
Jalgaon city municipal Corporation has urged extended timing requirement for presenting its side to debt recovery tribunal Mumbai. Corporation’s loan principal of Rs. 104 Crores has mounted to 340.74 Crores with interest. The loan was taken in 1995 and 1999 for execution of 11 various projects at 13.50% rate of interest and 2.5% penal interest totaling to 16%. Last settlement was having Corporation required to pay 90 Crores in March-2012 and 40 Crores by July-2012. HUDCO moved DRT following non-payment from Corporation.

  • District disaster management cell meeting on 30th May
  • JDCC Bank annual financial review meeting today
  • Administration completes caste based census data collection – reports 224,583 urban and 600,817 rural areas based families’ collection
  • Minority council meet in Bhusawal on 15th May

11th May:
Traders demand JCMC initiation for 30 years lease renewal:

Jalgaon city municipal corporation owned shopping complexes based traders have posted their urge to Corporation administration to initiate proposal of 30 years lease renewal of all complexes having lease expired as on 31st March 2012. It has further urged Corporation not to charge any premium for the same and continue the same lease renewal and withdraw its notice of vacating blocks.
Administration on other hand is exploring option of section# 79 for new resolution by general body to have 30 years lease and market rates based lease renewal and expects ruling party to put this proposal. Earlier general body resolved extension of 3 years with 10% increase in lease Charges, however administration rejected this and sent this resolution for suspension to State. Traders have urged administration to prepare and put proposal on their own rather waiting others to put forward and not to project in media of likely readiness of traders to pay this hefty premium amount.

Jalgaon district’s passport office closed – Nashik ferry woes citizens:
Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar district based citizens are in trouble these days to get a passport. Jalgaon SP office based passport office has been shut down since 23rd April 2012 followed central government ministry of foreign affairs. As a result, all Jalgaonities willing to get a passport have to move to Nashik divisional office for applications, this follows sending to Thane office and then verification to Jalgaon and then issuing passport through private party operation. Jalgaon office had 8,896 applications in year 2011. This is now leading all citizens of Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar to move to Nashik for getting this passport processed.

Cyclonic winds and rain woes agriculture in Khandesh:
The worst of natural calamities have once again hurt agricultural base of region. Jalgaon and Dhule district’s major agricultural belt yesterday witnessed heavy cyclonic winds followed by raining leading to severe damages to standing crop. Jalgaon district’s Raver, Yaval banana belt along with Amalner and Chopda areas got badly affected with the epic and had Shirpur Taluka amongst affected zones.
In all 13 died due to various incidences of cloud bursting, trees falling and accidents due to wind flow in various locations. Jalgaon city, Raver, Yaval and Shirpur had raining for an hour in medium form. Losses worth Crores have been estimated in banana belt of region and administration is expected to initiate the assessment soon.

  • Gold dips down by Rs. 700 per 10gms in a day – dollar variation major ground for dip
  • Marathi science council conducted ‘Science Jidnyasa 2012’ competition
  • MHT-CET 2012 completed – district’s 10,057 appears in exam
  • J. T. Mahajan cotton ginning auction – JDCC Bank receives 7 tenders, to open on Saturday, 12th May for finalisation
  • District agricultural department conducted grains and agro expo begins at G. S. ground today
  • MFUCTO and NMU tussle continues on various demands ground – centralised papers assessment program boycott woes students for delays in result
  • NMU to soon start 18months Nursing courses
  • State Electricity distribution Company announces no load shedding in Chalisgaon and Savda

10th May:
NDDB urges State government for taking over Jalgaon milk union:

The National dairy development board has sent request letter dated 30th April 2012 to Maharashtra State Government urging to take over Jalgaon Milk union administration handed over to it on 11th September 1995. Jalgaon milk union post 17 years of efforts of NDDB is one of most profitable co-operative venture and has daily milk sales of 2Lakh liters and various allied products and annual turnover of around 300 Crores. NDDB wide its letter in 2008 posted this request earlier to State but was reverted with extension of its management until 2015.

Rain showering, thunder clouds troubles standing crop:
Rising humidity in climate, sudden heavy wind flow, thunder clouds and all of sudden raining is picture these days in region. Sudden raining during peak summer is leading to damages to standing crop and leads to electricity outages at many places. Yesterday Shirpur city (Dhule district) witnessed this along with Nandurbar having raining in midnight, Jalgaon city getting rain showers in noon.  
Corporation owned complexes lease renewal hearing from 17th May:
Jalgaon city municipal Corporation administration has announced conducting of public hearing of lease renewal for complexes having lease expired on 31st March from 17th until 19th May. Earlier it has served notices to block owners for vacating blocks on ground of lease expiry. The legal aspect of the lease extension is likely to be maximum 30 years even if traders agree to pay full demanded premium unless general body makes special resolution to extend the lease term. The legal tussle in administration and traders peaked further with general body approving extension of lease by 3 years and later administration suspending the resolution.

  • Tussle in teachers and NMU on strike – impacts exam results evaluation process
  • Water shortages woes – district administration demands 3.66 Crores special grants from State government
  • State Skating competition at Chopda – Jalgaon players dominate play

09th May:
Mission Jalgaon airport – central aviation ministry quotes to start soon:

Entire Khandesh region’s much awaited and Jalgaon’s dream come true Jalgaon airport commercial operations beginning is anxiously awaited. District’s public representatives are now approaching central aviation ministry to initiate efforts for quick start of Jalgaon airport. Jalgaon airport was inaugurated on 23rd March 2012 and currently holds capacity of 70 seats airplane landing and takeoff.
District leaders have explained likely potential of Jalgaon being home town of State’s most dynamic trade fraternity, native place of many service industry field personnel and most of them are currently travelling through Railways and Buses. Starting up routes like Jalgaon – Pune – Delhi and Nagpur – Jalgaon – Mumbai would cheer business base for industries, traders and service industry along with tourism and would equally avail returns to government having invested 65 Crores in first phase of airport development. Central aviation ministry and AAI are in efforts of convincing airlines for Jalgaon operations and have quoted likely start of Jalgaon operations very soon.

Raining and snowing damages standing crop in Chalisgaon:
Chalisgaon Tahsil based Patna village is witnessing severe damages to standing crop following sudden cyclonic winds followed by raining and snowing for some time. This led to damages to standing Bajra, Jwar, Onion and many other crops. Administration is yet to begin assessment of losses.

  • MHT-CET 2012 exam on Thursday, 10th May at 28 centers in district
  • Waghur dam irrigation water lifting application filling last date today
  • NMU convocation ceremony on 26th May in Jalgaon
  • Corporation standing committee meeting on 11th May

08th May:
Centre withdraws duty on unbranded gold:

Central Government yesterday announced withdrawing imposition of 1% excise duty on unbranded gold as provisioned from 01st April 2012 in year 2012-13 budget. The announcement has rejoiced jewelers. Interestingly Center has applied this change with retro effect from 17th March 2012. Center has extended limits for applying TCS on cash buying of Jewelry from existing 2Lakhs to 5Lakhs and this includes gold coins below 10gms as well. Center has announced levy of 1% TCS on other than gold jewelry buying for above Rs. 2Lakh cash payments.

Cyclonic winds and raining in Chalisgaon region:
Chalisgaon Tahsil yesterday night witnessed sudden cyclonic winds followed by clouds thunders and then raining for an hour beginning at 11pm. This led to disruption in electricity services in Chalisgaon city and rural areas.
Dhule city and rest of region also witnessing rain showering last night beginning around 10pm. This has eased heat effect and climate has turned cloudy.

Asoda and Bhadli to get Waghur dam water for drinking purposes:
District parent minister yesterday reviewed various works with reference to Waghur dam and canal works. It has ordered completion of Waghur work before March 2013 by acquiring required land and speeding works. Administration has also completed Waghur canal water supplies line laying for Asoda and Bhadli villages and is all set to avail drinking water supplies to both places facing acute shortage.
The inauguration ceremony for beginning water supplies is on 14th May. The earlier planned 1200 seats drama theatre has received in principal approval and has moved for budgetary aspect now.

  • Bhusawal MIDC gets Electricity sub-division setup approval – to regulate electricity supplies in industrial zone
  • State approves Dhule – Solapur highways four lane work – to connect via Dhule – Aurangabad route benefiting region
  • State level skating competition in Chopda today
  • Corporation democracy day – 118 complaints for various departments

07th May:
MHT-CET exam 2012 on Thursday, 10th May:

Maharashtra State health science, engineering and pharmacy joint entrance exam MHT-CET 2012 is being conducted on Thursday, 10th May. There are 10,279 students appearing for this exam from Jalgaon district from 28 centers.

Summer heat eases with air breeze:
District’s harsh summer heat has eased in last two days following air breeze and sudden showering in many areas. Mercury is still in 40 degrees neighboring zone but has good air flow throughout day relieving from intensity of heat. Yesterday mercury dipped down to 38 degrees, showing net fall of 3.1 degrees to that of last week.

  • State T-20 cricket competition – Jalgaon defeats Aurangabad in league match
  • Lower Cotton rates fade farmers’ hopes for this season – cotton rates in Rs. 4,000 per quintal zone
06th May:
Sakharam Maharaj Palakhi festivity today:

Saint Sakharam Maharaj Palakhi festivity is being observed today at Amalner. Thousands of devotees have arrived in city to mark the eve. The Palakhi festivity is one of major eve for the whole festivity and holds equal religious significance. Devotees have strong belief of having Shree Panduranga presence in the event.

District level body building competition on 14th May:
Maharashtra body builders association, district association and Shree Sai Bajrang gym are jointly conducting 13th district level body building competition on 14th May. The competition awards ‘Jalgaon district Shree 2012’ title to winner and is organised at Bal-Gandharva open theatre.
Competition attracts cash prize of Rs. 1,000 to winner, second prize - Rs. 701, third prize – 501, fourth prize – 401 along with trophy and certificates to all. The District Shree 2012 will get Rs. 2,001 cash prize and permanent trophy along with honoring Shree belt to pose. It also offers best poser and most improved body builder awards. Please contact organisation for further details and participation thereof.

  • Highways four lane works – public hearing on 15th May, environment friends to meet today at Bhusawal to discuss grounds
  • Corporation activities – democracy day tomorrow, written test for various posts today
  • Rain showering in Chalisgaon Taluka – showering for around 20minutes
  • Summer water woes – tanker water supplies count reaches 19 in district
  • Dhamma council meet at Jamner today
05th May:
Bhusawal based Dr. Abhijeet Chaudhari scores 206th rank in UPSC:
Bhusawal based Dr. Abhijeet Chaudhari has scored 206th rank in UPSC exam in result announced yesterday. Abhijeet at 26 years age is BAMS in medical and holds passion to IAS and IPS services and has been studying for this exam since last 3years. He accompanies Dr. Rajendra Bharud from Samode, Sakri succeeding in UPSC.

Fruits and vegetables exhibition in Jalgaon from 11th May:
State Government agricultural department and district council jointly conducted national food safety mission based three days Savitribai Fule agro market is being organised in Jalgaon from 11th until 13th May at Shiv Tirtha. Exhibition cum sale will have wheat, Jwar, rice, Bazra and many other grains and pulses and has 30 stalls. Exhibition remains open from 10am to 9pm and is free for all.

State FIDE rated chess competition:

The annual 50th Maharashtra FIDE rated Chess competition cum selection process ended yesterday with Mumbai based Sagar Shah winning the eve followed by Rakesh Kulkarni from Mumbai and Jalgaon’s Pratik Patil securing third rank. The process began on 30th April to select various age groups teams in under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16, and open category.
  • Khandesh drama festival begins in Bhusawal
  • Banana rates continue to witness upward zone – gets Rs. 1,345 per quintal rate yesterday
  • Khandesh Warkari seva Mandal to honor Sopan Maharaj with Warkari Bhushan award – ceremony on 12th May
04th May:
Mercury sizzles to 43 degrees:
Summer intense heating days are here with temperature soaring to 43.4 degrees yesterday. This led to intense heat stroke and harsh time for reason. Baffling heat paralysed routine work during afternoon times and roads turned vacant.

JMTU bus service faces hitches:
Jalgaon city municipal corporation’s ambitious city bus service is in hitch again with private party sending notice of closure to Corporation following non-compliance of terms by Corporation by not availing space for city bus stand. The contract between Corporation and private party has provision of termination of service from either party with 6months prior notice and the private party has sent notice based on this term. Currently all JMTU buses are standing on roads near old bus stand leading to traffic chaos in city areas.
Corporation earlier announced availing old bus stand neighboring road occupying to ease this aspect but is yet to initiate same. Administration has quoted initiating this process now and has posted its view of availing partial space in Khwajamiya Chowk based vacant space.
  • State FIDE rated chess selection competitions – finalized listing today
  • Banana rates shoot further – touches Rs. 1,742 per quintal in Burhanpur APMC
  • District T-20 Cricket team announced for State competition at Kurduwadi, Solapur
03rd May:
Banana reaches historic high of 1,320 per quintal:
District’s banana witnessing sharp rise in demands and having lower inflow in markets is speculating APMC situation these days. Yesterday Jalgaon district’s banana took jump of Rs. 75 per quintal to reach new high of Rs. 1,320 per quintal, a new historic high in recent decade.
Raver Taluka yesterday shipped mere 42 trucks of banana shipment to northern India amidst lower ready to avail crop. Neighboring Burhanpur has reported Rs. 1,600 per quintal rate for banana. The experimental mode started national horticulture mission based horticulture train for banana wagons shipment has again turned in diplomatic dilemma. The risen demands of UP markets for potato shipment has diverted regularity of this train to Khandesh for banana pickup. This train reached Jalgaon only once and was assured to be a regular service to boost agricultural produces quick and safe shipment.

Mega block on Jalgaon – Bhusawal railway line on 06th and 08th May:
Central railways Bhusawal division is undertaking reconstruction works of railways bridge# 484/1 in Jalgaon – Bhusawal railway line in Raver – Waghoda stations. This would lead to mega traffic blocks on 06th and 08th May and would lead to delays in many regular trains along with additional halts at stations to control traffic.

Demand for reducing electricity load shedding of Jalgaon city:
After water, Electricity has been a major politically beaten basic infrastructure aspect for Jalgaon region. The last year privatised distribution process has still not reduced load shedding in Jalgaon district. The State Electricity Distribution Company has marked Jalgaon district in Category D – highest category of distribution losses and revenue collection aspect. The billing pattern of electricity distribution in-spite of charging this loss to other regular paying consumers has not worked around to strengthen its revenue collection system and losses aspect.
Private party operation has reduced Jalgaon city’s losses from 48% to 25% and in spite of this MSEDC has not yet reduced load shedding in Jalgaon city. Jalgaon city is currently under 7-9 hours load shedding and rural areas are in worst state of this must needed aspect amidst peak heat. The wondering understanding and calculations of cutting electricity to save it and use of invertors and generators to preserve it during non-availability can now be seen counter-attacking each other with invertor and battery market already jumped to three times of its cost in last few years.

District water shortages review today:
District Collectorate has called a review meeting today to evaluate water shortages in district amidst risen heat. It would review all four blocks and sub-divisions separately to arrive at further action plan. Currently Jalgaon Taluka’s 3 villages, Jamner’s 6 villages, Bhusawal’s 2, Bhadgaon and Amalner’s one each are on tanker water supply. Administration has acquired 63 villages based 65 well to ease water supplies and has introduced 107 new lift wells in 64 villages. Erandol Taluka based water supplies line repair works is under process and 11 villages well depth increasing proposal is sent to divisional authorities for approval.

02nd May:
Gold shoots above Rs. 30,000 mark:
International markets rising pressure has taken gold market in all new high zone of Rs. 30,100 per 10gms yesterday. Gold jumped up by Rs. 300 per 10gms. Silver dipped down by Rs. 700 to touch Rs. 57,000 per kilogram in Jalgaon markets.

Saint Sakharam festivity in Amalner:
Saint Sakharam Maharaj festivity is being observed today in Amalner city. The Rath festivity begins in evening from Wadi temple area and will move from whole city to mark the eve. Large numbers of devotees have arrived in city to participate in the eve.

State Scholarship exam – Jalgaon’s Ketan and Rohit scores sixth rank:
Maharashtra State exam council Pune conducted pre secondary and secondary school scholarship exam result was announced yesterday. R. R. School student Ketan Sanjay Chaudhari and St. Alliance High School student Rohit Patil have scored sixth rank in whole State along with Prathmesh Borse and Shivam Marathe securing seventh rank. District’s overall result is 37.84% and had 24,494 students appearing for the same at 120 centers.

  • Fire in Polan Peth area shop – severe losses and fire breakout disrupt city centre businesses, fire under control
  • Shirpur People’s Bank gets RBI approval for extension of branches in Bhusawal, Chopda, Amalner and Shahada
01st May:
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Banana rates reach new high of 1,195 per quintal:
Reduced inflow of mango and risen banana demands have shot up banana rates to new high of Rs. 1,195 including Rs. 20 difference factor. Northern India and other markets are witnessing reducing stocks of grapes, orange and other fruits along with lower inflow of mango in this season.

Centre extends cotton exports:
Central Government yesterday announced extension in exports of cotton from India for 20Lakh more bales. The decision came amidst reports of cotton quantity lying in with farmers in Khandesh, Marathwada and Vidarbha region along with Gujarat in large numbers. This decision would benefit farmers and would mark historic high exports of cotton from India.
  • Mission Jalgaon Airport – district public representatives urges central aviation ministry for starting of Air India pilot basis flights to evaluate potential
  • Mercury sizzles to 42.7 degrees – unbearable heat woes life in Jalgaon
  • GDCA Exam from 27th May in Jalgaon
 

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