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: Maharashtra agrees to conduct SIT probe 17-12-2012 03:06 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Monday agreed to conduct a SIT probe into the irrigation scam in the state. The team will be headed by water expert Madhav Chitale and modalities will be finalised by December 30. The announcement was made by Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare in the Assembly....
  • Ajit Pawar sworn in as Maharashtra Deputy CM 07-12-2012 09:40 AM

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who had resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra over the irrigation scam, was re-inducted into the state Cabinet as he took oath on Friday morning. The BJP and the Shiv Sena have boycotted the swearing-in ceremony. Governor K Sankaranarayanan administered...
  • Ajit Pawar to take oath as Maharashtra Deputy CM 07-12-2012 08:09 AM

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who had resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra over the irrigation scam, will be re-inducted into the state Cabinet and take oath on Friday. Pawar will be taking oath at 9:30 am on Friday at the Governor's residence. Meanwhile, the...
  • Ajit Pawar to be re-inducted into Maharshtra Cabinet 06-12-2012 07:20 PM

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who had recently resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra over the irrigation scam, will be re-inducted into the state Cabinet on Friday morning. The decision to re-induct Ajit Pawar in the Maharashtra Cabinet has come days after the White Paper...
  • Book Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare under PoCA: BJP 03-12-2012 09:34 PM

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP on Monday demanded that former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare be booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and an SIT probe be launched against them for their alleged role in the irrigation scam. "There is enough proof to show...
  • Kejriwal holds rally at Roha, hits out at Maharashtra govt 02-12-2012 11:11 PM

    Mumbai/Roha: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the White Paper on irrigation, brought out by the Maharashtra government, was "an attempt to absolve NCP leader Ajit Pawar of all the corruption charges against him". Addressing a well-attended rally at Roha in neighbouring Raigad district, his first public...
  • Irrigation scam: Arvind Kejriwal to release Black Paper 02-12-2012 07:53 AM

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal will release a "Black Paper" on Sunday on the Maharashtra irrigation projects. Kejriwal will release the Black Paper in Roha in Maharashtra - political stronghold of state Irriagation Minister Sunil Tatkare. Kejriwal is releasing the Black Paper in response to the...
  • Irrigation scam: NCP demands re-induction of Ajit Pawar 30-11-2012 09:08 AM

    The White Paper on irrigation projects, which was tabled in the Cabinet on Thursday, has virtually given a clean chit to former irrigation minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar. Following, which the party is demanding Pawar's re-induction in the Cabinet. He had resigned from the post of...
  • White Paper on irrigation scam tabled: Maharashtra CM 29-11-2012 10:00 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that the White Paper on the irrigation scam in the state has been tabled in the Cabinet. The Maharashtra Chief Minister said that the White Paper gives details of all irrigation projects under the corporations. Chavan further said that the reasons...
  • 'White paper on Maha irrigation scam counters corruption charges' 29-11-2012 08:48 AM

    Mumbai: The much awaited white paper on the Irrigation scam will be submitted before the Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday. Sources say the water resources ministry has countered charges of corruption in irrigation projects by listing project-wise reasons for cost overruns and delays. Sources say the ministry has claimed an increase...
  • White paper on Maharashtra Irrigation scam tomorrow 28-11-2012 11:11 PM

    Mumbai: A white paper on the Maharashtra irrigation scam will be submitted in the state cabinet on Thursday. Sources say the Water Resources Ministry has countered charges of corruption in irrigation projects by listing project wise reasons for cost overruns and delays. This virtually gives a clean chit to former...
  • 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...