Maharashtra

State in the western and central peninsular region of India

Maharashtra is a state in the western and central peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. The centre of India is in this state. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India as well as the third-most populous country subdivision in the world. It was formed on 1 May 1960 by splitting the bilingual Bombay State, which had existed since 1956, into majority Marathi-speaking Maharashtra and Gujarati-speaking Gujarat. Thus Maharashtra is a Marathi linguistic state. The state is divided into 6 divisions and 36 districts, with the state capital being Mumbai, also the most populous urban area in India and Nagpur serving as the winter capital. The Godavari and the Krishna are the two major rivers in the state. Marathi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. The forest cover in the state is 16.47% of the state's geographical area. Out of the total cultivable land in Maharashtra, about 60% is used for grain crops with Jowar being the dominating crop.

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India, in the past 24 hours, recorded 13,058 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest one-day rise in 231 days.
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Maharashtra government will consider allowing Mumbai citizens vaccinated with single COVID vaccine dose to participate in opened-up sectors activities
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Maharashtra unlock news: The guidelines for extending the hours of restaurants and shops across the state will be released soon.
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This was the lowest weekly case count in nearly eight months since February 22-28 this year. The dip came on the back of a big decline in cases in major..
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The Maharashtra government will give a special monthly allowance for students of minority communities
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The Maharashtra govt has decided to reopen colleges and universities from October 20 given the students, teachers and staff are all fully vaccinated.
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In a dig at senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who had said that he still feels as chief minister of Maharashtra, NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said..
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The cinema halls in Maharashtra are set to reopen this month at 10 percent capacity, with several SOPs set in place.
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Besides Mundra, other port terminals operated by APSEZ which handle container cargo include Hazira port in Gujarat in addition to Krishnapatnam in Andhra..
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The IMD has forecasted heavy rains with thunderstorm activity in Maharashtra, Kerala, Mahe in Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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