Irrigation Scam

  • Maharashtra irrigation scam report submitted to CM 01-03-2014 04:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra irrigation scam report has been submitted to the state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. The Chitale committee looked into 19 irrigation projects. Sources say the report does not name or indict any individual politician. The Chitale committee had no powers to summon any officials or politicians for questioning...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears irrigation cost escalation worth Rs 622 cr 09-01-2014 12:20 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared a cost escalation worth Rs 622 crore in the existing 147 irrigation projects across the state. The decision was taken at an acrimonious Cabinet meeting, where the alliance partner, the NCP, led by Ajit Pawar attacked Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for paralysis in decision...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam whistle-blower Vijay Pandhare joins AAP 01-12-2013 05:44 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party got a boost in Maharashtra with Vijay Pandhare, former bureaucrat and whistle-blower in the multi-billion rupees irrigation scam, joining the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit on Sunday. Pandhare, an acknowledged expert in irrigation, retired from government service on Saturday. Asked of his plunge into politics, the soft-spoken and...
  • Irrigation scam: BJP accuses Prithviraj Chavan of cover-up under NCP pressure 03-10-2013 05:10 PM

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP on Thursday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of doing a U-turn on the mandate of a committee probing the irrigation scam under pressure from alliance partner NCP and demanded the panel be brought under the Commission of Inquiry Act. "Chavan had promised that the Madhav Chitale...
  • Ajit to meet PM, seek money to complete irrigation projects 30-05-2013 11:44 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said the state would demand financial aid from the Centre to complete incomplete irrigation projects. He would be having a meeting in this regard with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in Delhi on...
  • Irrigation scam probe should reach its logical end: Maharashtra CM 01-05-2013 03:30 PM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to give a clean chit to senior politicians who are accused of taking kickbacks in major projects. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Smitha Nair, he took a strong stand on the issue saying the probe should reach its logical conclusion. ...
  • Irrigation scam: Maha CM refuses to give clean chit to politicians 01-05-2013 09:08 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to give a clean chit to senior politicians who are accused of taking kickbacks in major projects. He has taken a strong stand on the issue saying the probe should reach its logical conclusion. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Smitha Nair. Below...
  • HC rejects objections against Vidarbha irrigation scam 25-04-2013 03:37 AM

    Nagpur: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected preliminary objections raised by Maharashtra government's Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC), under the scanner for alleged corruption, against two PILs seeking probe into the matter. The court's Nagpur bench is hearing two PILs on the alleged scam, seeking a probe by CBI...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam: Medha names Ajit Pawar, Gadkari 20-04-2013 09:26 AM

    Social activist Medha Patkar is alleging fresh evidence in the Maharashtra Irrigation Scam. She has alleged Income Tax raids at the Mahalakshmi Infraprojects Limited uncovered proof of kickbacks being paid to the tune of Rs 44 crore. ...
  • Maha irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar, Gadkari involved, says Medha Patkar 19-04-2013 10:50 AM

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar has claimed to have fresh evidence in the Maharashtra Irrigation Scam. She has alleged that Income Tax raids at the Mahalakshmi Infraprojects Limited uncovered proof of kickbacks being paid to the tune of Rs 44 crore. The Income tax assessment report cites documents showing unexplained...
  • CAG indicts Maha govt over delayed irrigation projects 18-04-2013 04:31 PM

    Mumbai: The CAG report on irrigation projects was tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday. The CAG slammed the Maharashtra government over incomplete irrigation projects, saying it has led to cost overruns of around Rs 27,000 crore in a finding that could raise questions on the role of NCP and...
  • Irrigation scam: NCP demands re-induction of Ajit Pawar 30-11-2012 09:08 AM

    The White Paper on irrigation projects has virtually given a clean chit to former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra. ...
  • Irrigation scam: Central water panel writes to Maharashtra 31-10-2012 02:52 PM

    Mumbai: The Central Water Commission has written to the state Water Resources Ministry asking it to furnish full details of all contracts (above Rs 1 crore) awarded in the 17 irrigation projects in Maharashtra that are partly funded by the Central government. The letter seeks details of works awarded, beginning...