Banana increased rates to waive away Loans burden on farmers:
Khandesh region banana for first time in history has crossed 800 rupees marks per quintal. This would significant add to profits of farmers in our region thereby easing their loan and debt pressure this year. Farmers in the region are joyous over this rates are in hopes of getting more rates for their hard work.
Banana rates dearness began with 530 per quintal in April beginning and kept upward trend as demanded increased and supply shortened. Jalgaon District's 59,000 hectares area remains under banana cultivation with major share of Raver Taluka having 22,000 hectares under cultivation and Yaval and MuktaiNagar sharing 30,000 hectares productivity.
stops Cotton buying in region:
The State sponsored cotton buying process has ended in Jalgaon division for year 2006-07. The primary reports have estimated around 900 Crores turnover in Jalgaon Division comprising of all nearby districts. As buying has stopped, the private buyers are active once again with 1900 per quintal rate for cotton crop still in market.
Jalgaon Corporation to
observe "Citizen Day" based on "democracy day" concept:
Jalgaon City Municipal Corporation has planned to follow district administration path of Democracy day by introducing Citizen's day for first time on 03rd May. Corporation administration has planned to introduce this day every month's first Thursday with its all top-brass officers likely to remain present in resolving public grievances.
Jalgaon team wins State Children festivity:
State Government Women and children welfare department and Jai Bajrang Children organisation organized State level festivity cum competition ended at Akola. Jalgaon boys have shown remarkable performance in this competition and has won team prize for the same. Jalgaon children won awards in various categories including long jump, short jump, racing, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Carom etc.
Hidden treasure Gold found in Erandol:
A family in Erandol having undertaken reconstruction of an old house has found 60 Gold coins and a gold chip (semi-biscuit sized) worth 811 grams valued at around eight Lakhs. This wealth was kept in a brass box well covered and was laying in foundation depth.
The chip obtained weighs 311 grams and has "National Bank of India" written on top along with "Samuel Montagu and Company, London" scripted on bottom. The coins obtained weighs 480 grams and have a horse-ridden person on one side and King George IV and Edward VII pictured imprinted on another side. Coins have 1904 to 1912 years printed on it.
to get mere 365 Crores in State Annual Plan of 3,000 Crores:
Maharashtra State Government wide its Annual Plan has announced a mere sum of Rs. 91.68 Crores for Jalgaon, 129.63 Crores for Dhule and 144.48 Crores for Nandurbar districts totaling to 365 Crores.
Jalgaon's announced fund includes 46.60 Crores for other than scheduled castes and tribes schemes and 27.99 Crores for reserved categories development works along with 6 Crores for other than backwards areas development.
JDCC Bank distributes above-target
Jalgaon District's apex co-operative bank is finally achieving its improvement pathway. It has crossed its own set targets for crop loan distribution in Jalgaon District. The bank has disbursed 332 Crores 51 Lakhs 38,000 Crop loans in 2006-07 to that of 276 Crores 70 Lakhs and 75,000 in 2005-06. Bank has 169,638 farmer members. It distributes Kharip Plantation loans from 01st April until 30th September with same year's end remaining last date of repaying this loan. Bank had targets of 312 Crores in 2006-07 as set by State Government.
Government order Dhule Airport possession:
Maharashtra State Government has ordered taking over of Gondur (Tal: Dhule) Airport for further development by its Maharashtra Airport Development Authority. This Airport work begun right in 1992 and has 63 hectares land. MADA taking over development would speed up works and will add to dimensions of overall development of Dhule city. Jalgaonities are still awaiting State decision to take Jalgaon Airport back and develop at earliest.
Forestry department bars
attacking leopard in MuktaiNagar region:
The Forestry Department officials have arrested an attacking leopard under Vadoda forestry area in Mahalkheda forests. Officials kept a closed-bar near River, succeeded and trapped this leopard inside. Officials are yet searching for a four months female leopard in this same jungle.
Khandesh region mobile towers take 1984 liters of diesel every day:
Khandesh region has over 2.50 Lakhs mobile users and as a result, there are around 248 towers functional in the region to serve these customers. These towers are using a whopping 1984 liters of diesel fuel in generators during load shedding and zero load times to keep its services up. BSNL has largest number of 132 towers followed by 50 from Reliance, 39 from Idea, 27 from Hutch, 10 from Tata and 8 from Airtel. This has turned out to be an additional cost of maintenance to companies and sometimes failure and wrong numbers to customers due to getting down of towers in peak hour traffic sometimes.
Banana rates reach
Khandesh banana continues to enjoy best ever rates with lowest productivity as of now. Farmers in region yesterday received Rs. 700 per quintal with difference of 16 rates reaching 796 Rs. Lower productivity of mango has also raised demand of banana. Farmers in region received 870 Rs. Rate at nearby Burhanpur in Khandwa district of MadhyaPradesh.
Dhamma Council meeting passes
resolution to have Pali Buddha University at Ajanta:
Dhamma Council meeting yesterday passed eight resolutions relating to promotion of Buddhism all around. Amongst top includes having a University at Nagpur and Ajanta for promotion of Pali Buddhism philosophy, urge Government to interfere and stop increasing attacks and problems with Chakma Buddha community in Bangladesh.
Sudden raining this week causes damages to standing crop:
The entire Jalgaon district and nearby region have witnessed showery to medium raining during night times in this week. This sudden raining has led to severe damages to standing banana, onion and various other grain crops. The Bhusawal and Chopda Taluka are worst affected with its banana and maize crop being damaged. The District administration has ordered all Tahsil offices to review the losses and submit its losses estimate report.
"Industrial Township Authority"
a fruit of Industries - Corporation tussles:
The Jalgaon Industrial area MIDC having finally got Industrial township Authority announcement is feeling happy over its 5-years long fighting with Corporation on developmental aspects. Various associations under MIDC are meeting today at 4PM to discuss State Government's Objections/ comments/ suggestion policy and decide further stand on the issue.
Reason to rejoice: Banana gets 736 per quintal rate:
Increasing demand and lowering production has led to historic high rates of 736 per quintal to banana crop from Khandesh region. Raver banana yesterday got Rs. 650 per quintal rate with difference of 16. Banana rates are counted based on basic assumption of each banana pad of 10kg. The actual weight difference to 10kg is paid in power of 16. Raver, Savda and Nimbhora railway stations yesterday delivered 84 wagons for Delhi and northern region.
Eknathrao Khadse invited for World
Education Council meet at Italy:
The G-8 group countries World Educational Council meeting is being organized from 10th until 12th May at Trieste in Italy. Maharashtra's Ex-Higher and Technical Education Minister Eknathrao Khadse has been invited to attend this meet. He is likely to talk on Contribution of Education to Indian Economy, Indian Educational system, science, technical education and professional education system and Governmental role in overall development of education. He will fly from Mumbai on 09th May.
committee meeting review:
Jalgaon Corporation standing committee meeting yesterday had a hard time on clearance of 6/7 years old due cleaning bills. The ruling party having majority finally approved the bills amidst harsh exchanges. The committee also approved various cleaning work tenders, fixed Advocate Panel fees.
Amongst major approvals includes four toilet vans, concrete carpet road from Ganpati Temple until Highway crossing in Ganpati Nagar, supply of chlorine etc. It also approved Rs. 51,000 grants each to L. N. School and Dhamma Council for their social events this month.
Corporation planning committee also met yesterday and final various Chowk-renovation projects. Body has approved Shivaji Chowk (Court Square) renovation work design. It is in process of completing paper formalities to start work. The Govinda Chowk work is also finalise and would begin shortly. Corporation has failed to attract parties to work on Nehru Chowk, Akashwani Chowk and Ajanta Crossing roads. So get ready to have a surprised view of City Chowk having more number of hoardings and banners in crossings in a year or so.
team for Wush-Kung-fu Competition announced:
The International Wush-Kung-Fu competition is being played at Pakistan and Nepal. The Maharashtra team for this competition has been announced and its proud note for Jalgaonities that all players are from Jalgaon.
State team for Nepal Competition has Jugal Karda, Shahil Udasi, Tushar Udasi, Pratik Ravlani, Shankar Sonawane, Sunita Bishwas, Shubham Verma, Gayatri Bari (All from Jalgaon), Vishant Makasare, Shshant Makasare, Sumesh Saijwal, Lovely Pawar (All Bhusawal) and Hitesh Shah from Chalisgaon.
State team for Pakistan has Jai Piparia, Jugal Karda, Tushar Udasi, Shankar Sukhdev, Sharosh Shaikh, Ankit Goyal, Shahil Udasi, Millind Jangle, Pratik Ravlani and Shreyas Mavale.
Pune city team wins State-level boxing competition at
Pune City team has won Bhusawal Taluka and District Amateur Boxing Association conducted State Sub-Junior Boxing competition at Bhusawal. Bhusawal boxer Stanley Davie won Best Boxer Award in boys while Pune's Mrudula Patankar won the same girls category.
Industrial Township Authority: A challenge for Industries to prove their Identities:
State Government's decision to separate Industrial area from urban area has led to a biggest challenge for industries to prove themselves by uniting and showing progressive reforms. State Government has announced formation of Industrial Township Authority under Industrial Township Authority Regulation 2003 based on Corporation, Council and Municipals Act 1965. The proposed ITA would have 6 members with President appointed by MIDC, 2 Members from MIDC with one to work as CEO and Industrial associations would appoint 2 members. District Collectorate would be permanent member of this committee and Corporation would have one appointed member.
Industries would get 25% grants; Industries appointing 75% staff from Local areas would get 25% concession and special rates for Interest, Electricity, Stamp duty, royalty refund and no Octroi tax at all. The ITA Regulation further requires uniting of all Industries in form of a Confederation. Two members from this confederation would be appointed in ITA.
Banana gets historic
high rates of 711:
Khandesh's banana has received highest ever rates of 615 with difference of 16 Rs. Totaling to Rs. 711. This is for first time that Khandesh region banana has received above 700 rates. End of banana crop in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat has led to this peak demand resulting in higher rates.
unseasoned raining continues for fifth day:
Jalgaon District continues to witness thundershowers for fifth day in night times. Chopda, Bhusawal witnessed lightning in midnight while Jalgaon city, Amalner, Chopda witnessed medium to heavy raining later in night times.
NMU announces Khandesh Poster Competition
The North Maharashtra University Jalgaon Continued Education Department has announced results of its Khandesh level poster's competition. Anand Tukaram Patil won first prize while Jitendra Tukaram Patil won second and Jitendra Ashok Salunkhe won third prize.
All entries received have given wonderful focus on cultural mix-up in Khandesh region with its history, famous tourist spots etc. NMU has received 55 entries in competition. It is further planning to start art gallery focusing Khandesh region with its rich cultural heritage and tourism.
State Government stays Jalgaon Airport work:
State urban development department has issued a letter to Jalgaon Corporation requesting not to take any action in Jalgaon Airport development project. As a result, Jalgaon Corporation having boosted its Airport work and progressed in appointing Consultants to project has immediately stopped its work.
Akshay Trutiya Greetings from
Akshay Trutiya famously known as "Akhaji" is being celebrated today throughout the region. The festivity has popular Ahirani saying "Athani Kairi, Tathani Kairi, Kairi Jhoka Khayva, Kari Padni Khadak Futna, Pani Jhuya Jhuya Vahayava" with girls and ladies celebrating festivity at their maternal.
This festivity is celebrated every year on "Vaishakh Shuddha Trutiya" has various traditional events attached to it. Pimprala in Jalgaon has traditional 'Baragadya' festivity every year to celebrate this festivity.
Dr. Acharya receives Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Maharashtra State Co-operative Banks Association has honoured Jalgaon Janta Bank founder Chairman Dr. Avinash Acharya with Lifetime achievement Award for the year 2006. He has contributed his last 28 years in Co-operative Banking sector by means of overall development of Janta Bank throughout State.
Shirpur People's Co-operative Bank has received Best Bank of the Year 2006 Award in Nashik division while Jalgaon People's Co-operative Bank has received Best Urban Co-operative Bank Award.
standing committee meeting review:
Jalgaon City Municipal Corporation standing committee met yesterday and discussed various in-run development projects. The committee has ordered Town Planning Department to submit its review of encroachments in Corporation-owned Shopping complexes within 15 days. It also discussed BOT basis construction of Bus-stops and directive boards and also approved construction of drainage system in unit# 5, 9, 18 and 19.
BJP Jalgaon unit conducts
half-naked protest march:
The BJP Jalgaon unit yesterday conducted a half-naked protest march to district Collectorate office demanding immediate action on Police beating Waghoda (Raver) villagers. A group of villagers turned violent to State Electricity distribution Company offices and badly beaten staff on duty and damaged office equipments.
Police in reply arrested and booked many and made a muscular reply. The BJP unit has demanded immediate withdrawal of all FIR against villagers, suspend Police heads and convey increasing load shedding issue to State Authorities.
Corporation makes move for Airport startup:
Financially owed frenzy Jalgaon Corporation Administration is making its moves to startup Jalgaon Airport. It has finalised to appoint Consultant for starting up 50-seater landing capacity Airport. Jalgaon Airport has 41 hectares land and has proposal of 302 meters terminal building. It is located in adjacent to Kusumba village on Ajanta Road. Corporation has estimated two months time in starting up this airport flights.
showering continues to ease climate:
Entire Jalgaon District continued to witness showery raining added with lightning in many regions during evening times. House roof collapse due to windy showering led to death of a woman at Chahardi in Chopda Taluka while Kurha-Kakoda in MuktaiNagar witnessed snowfall for a few minutes. The sudden raining also led to power cuts in many areas that was normalised in late night.
Deepnagar BTPS repair likely to take four more days:
Amidst hectic load shedding and zero loads, the Bhusawal Thermal Power Station at Deepnagar has faced hiccup in electricity producing unit#2 with its I.D. Fan being damaged. This led to just 120MW electricity production to that of 210MW capacity. The Authorities have reported around 4-5 days time to repair this technical glitch. This lowering down of supply would cause additional load shedding throughout district.
Time to update: Summer camps to keep children engaged during
Schools exams are over and now its time for school students to enjoy and update themselves. Many of Social organizations in region have announced special summer camps for children to update various activities and related sports. Summer camps announced until now have Kho-Kho, Kabbadi, Skating, Karate, Athletics, Yoga, Dance, Cricket, Classical Instruments playing, fitness dance training etc.
Showery raining and cloudy atmosphere continues:
Jalgaon region has a reason to relax from harsh summer heat. Entire region has been witnessing medium showery raining in night times and there has been a cloudy sky all around. The Jalgaon City, Amalner and Chalisgaon had showers while Pachora, MuktaiNagar, Bhadgaon Taluka have cloudy skies.
Akshay Trutiya Muhurat for
buying new seeds:
The upcoming Kharip season plantation has around one and half month left. Seeds traders in region have begun stocking and availing wide variety of various crops seeds including that of Cotton. Farmers in the region usually follow Akshay Trutiya "Akhaji" Muhurat as best time to buy for coming season.
Khandesh region has annual turnover of around 125 Crores for Kharip Plantation in these two months with B. T. Cotton seeds amongst most popularly sold and cultivated product. The Agricultural sector has expected around 3 Lakh hectares land under cultivation for this cotton seed variety and have set targets of around 9 Lakh Packets of this seed variety based on last season's per acre productivity.
Jalgaon district tops India in cultivating B. T. cotton the most and cotton crop holds 80% of total agricultural produces.
Cotton compensation Packaged distribution from today:
Jalgaon District Administration is beginning distribution of Rs. 7.1 Crores Special Cotton Compensation Package to district farmers. The State Government has ordered distribution of this grant within next 10 days with a condition of not availing this grant to farmers having already taken Rs. 3,000 compensation.
Jalgaon District in last year monsoon had record raining as a result all 15 Taluka had flooding/ heavy raining twice to thrice. This led to severe damages to standing crop and this compensation is a special relief for these losses.
Bhusawal division earns 239 Crores:
The Central Railways Bhusawal Division has earned 239 Crores from Passengers during last financial year ended on 31st March. This earning is 39% more compared to last year's income. It has also earned 292 Crores from freight of various products, which is 25% more compared to last year. The division has earned 55.49 Crores in other income along with six Crores in tickets checking drives.
Election Code of conduct ends: Development
works likely to start back:
The Parliamentary by-election Code of Conduct has ended yesterday and this will now allow various local Governments to initiate their development works. Earlier ZP and Village Panchayat Election code of conduct came into effect from 10th February followed by Parliamentary by-election Code of conduct immediately after end of ZP Election process. This led to almost no works in entire region since long time.
Bhusawal Municipal Council Election completed on 19th November 2006. Council President Election process was trapped in legalities and finally Aurangabad bench of Mumbai High Court left imposition on 09th March 2007. The body later elected President on 10th March. It would be equally interesting to see how this new body works now after withdrawal of Election Code of Conduct.
Banana rate touches last 5-years high to 696 Rs:
Andhra Pradesh ending banana crop has yielded in significant increase in Khandesh region banana and as a result, its rates touched 600 Rs. Per quintal with difference rate touching 696 Rs. Yesterday. These rates were at 530 with a difference of 16 Rs. With good crop getting Rs. 626 in 10th until 13th April period and then mounted following shortage.
District Collectorate to be in-charge of Jalgaon Industrial
The newly processed Jalgaon Industrial Township would have Jalgaon District Collectorate as head of township Authority. Jalgaon Industrial Township would be first of its kind in Maharashtra State and would get 'D' Category Municipal Council status wherein District Collectorate would head it along with two State representatives and two Industrial Associations representatives.
State Authorities are yet to announce Industrial representative's election mode. All taxes collected by this body would be solely for development of Industrial area under its purview. Even though Jalgaon Corporation has not shown any opposition to this township, it is most likely going to cause obstacles in getting it notified in State GR as Corporation remains top looser in formation of this township. It may further move to Supreme Court on issues like selection of boundary of this township, mode of operation. The currently state notified boundary has imbalanced structure of selection likely to cause difficulties to Corporation Administration as well as new township to identify applicability of taxes.
Sudden raining in Jalgaon
Entire Jalgaon District yesterday witnessed sudden showery raining in night around 9PM. The showering continued for around 20 minutes. Yaval Taluka's few villages reported raining a day before. Showering has relaxed weather all around region.
'Patravali' wins first, 'Ghadlay Bighadlay' wins second:
The All India Drama Council Jalgaon unit conducted One-Play selection competition completed yesterday at VV Library. Jalgaon artists presented 'Patravali' has won first prize in competition while Jamner artists performed 'Ghadlay Bighadlay' won second and 'Mokshadan' won third prize.
Worst load shedding raises fury amongst Jalgaonities:
Jalgaon District has demands of 660MW electricity on average and is having availability of mere 270MW electricity from Electricity distribution Company. Because of huge gap in demand supply, the Company local Authorities are implementing zero loads in most of region. Jalgaon district's 525 villages have signed up for Akshay Prakash and single phasing scheme having assured guarantee of regulated electricity supply.
The Company has failed its promises thereby raising huge anger among Jalgaonities on entire issue management. The issue has intensified and grimed so deep that most of places are now witnessing wild attacks on Company offices and supply stations. The Electricity Distribution Company has written to District Police demanding special protection at every office to handle and ease insecurity feeling amongst its employees.
The devastated electricity situation has severely affected drinking water supply in whole region as most of Councils/ Corporations are dependent on electricity for pumping in water from dams/ reservoirs into their city water supply pumping stations. Situation if continued same way, would generate worst effects on overall economy of agriculture dependent Jalgaon district.
in Yaval Taluka's Chikhli village:
Chikhli village in Yaval Taluka witnessed thundershowers yesterday evening for over 20 minutes. The sudden raining amidst summer heat eased climate in evening.
Pioneer Club organized Table Tennis
Pioneer Sports Association is organizing Table Tennis Training camp from 18th April until 13th May at its Ganpati Nagar centre. Camp is open for all from 7 until 25 years age for first thirty entries only. Please contact Association authorities for more details and participation thereof at 9423489070.
Jalgaon MIDC gets State nod to entitle as Industrial Township:
Jalgaon MIDC after years of demand has finally received State Government nod to be converted into separate Industrial Township. The State Authorities have called for Objections/ notices from Industrialists/ citizens to finalise its township. This will make Jalgaon MIDC as separate Industrial Township free of Jalgaon Corporation woes, taxes and Octroi tax.
The Proposal is likely to take Mehrun, Khedi, Manyarkhede and Kusumba Khurd based two industrial areas into a new industrial township. The Jalgaon MIDC in east has Mehrun area's city survey# 29, 39, Jalgaon-Ajanta road on west, Mehrun area's city survey# 29, 39 in North along with Ajanta Road city survey# 34 in southern sides.
State Government's announcement for separate Industrial township would add above current MIDC boundaries to that of Manyarkhede in east with Block# 312-316, 304-306, 298-301, 405, 267-268, 265, 252, 241-242 and Kusumba block# 8-10, 37, Mehrun block# 75, 83, 80-81, 78, Mehrun survey# 167-171, 162-163, 188 in southern boundaries. It would also consist of Kusumba block# 8, 27, 30, Manyarkhede block# 316, 319-321, 365-366, Mehrun survey# 240-243, 245, 248, 251, 75, 80-83, 71, 78 and Mehrun block# 21, 120-121 in northern boundaries, Jalgaon - Ajanta road touching 34, 37, 44, 38, 46-48, 50. This will also have Khedi survey# 54-55, 59-61, 48-49 and Jalgaon - Bhusawal road based Manyarkhede block# 298, 335-337, 346, 305. Authorities have urged for complaints/ suggestions/ notices to this township at District Collectorate, Tahsil offices and would hear them soon.
factory possession issue: Factory board of directors gets factory charge:
The Belganga co-operative Sugar factory having closed down since last three and half years have signs of reinstating finally. Its earlier board of directors has succeeded in getting factory back for running from JDCC Bank having taken possession of factory on non-payment of its huge loans.
Chalisgaon Taluka's one of prestigious large-scale 1,250 tones capacity Belganga is likely to restart its sugarcane processing shortly with board yet to announce its policy. The board is likely to take soft-loans of around 2-3 Crores from local co-operative banks. This factory was setup at 5.70 Crores cost and is now valued at 78 Crores with 38 Crores dues from JDCC Bank, 12 Crores in form of employees salary and other institution dues.
Chalisgaon region has around 50,000 to 60,000 tones of sugarcane produces and still has around 4,000 tones of sugarcane lying to be sold.
North Maharashtra University Jalgaon yesterday inaugurated its bouquet of E-Services progressing towards digital University mission. The project being completed in association with MKCL has a host of electronic services for students with pre-requisites being completed. The project aims at implementing Digital College Software at all affiliated Colleges under NMU with inter-connectivity between University and all Colleges. The project work has begun and is likely to be completed during upcoming academic year.
election result: Political tussle begins:
The Parliamentary by-election having pumped in huge curiosity in political circle has come to end with delightful change for winners and tussle-show for losers. Senior leaders from parties having lost their battles have now rusted on wrongful doings and allies making as key defector factor in loose.
Contrary post-result statements further assume State-level senior leaders in wrongful decision on candidature along with no to lower campaigning for their candidates. The battle has taken further ground with digging of past and current political weight of leaders having supported candidates in fray. Both candidates would get eight Crores funds for development of district that includes 2 each for new appoint and rest as earlier funds pending from last MPs.
District Administration did received 18 complaints for election code of conduct dishonoring - 11 from Jalgaon and 7 from Erandol.
BJP wins Jalgaon and NCP triumphs Erandol Parliamentary Constituency election:
The Parliamentary by-elections 2007 for Jalgaon and Erandol have results finally announced yesterday. NCP Candidate Adv. Vasantrao More won on his nearest rival BJP candidate by 52,209 votes while BJP Candidate Haribhau Jawale won over Congress-I candidate with 25,717 votes.
The votes counting process began yesterday at 8AM with results coming out after 10AM and final announcement on 13PM. Both candidates winning with good margin has sent signs of woes to loosing candidates. Jalgaon parliamentary constituency had MuktaiNagar-Bodwad, Raver, Jamner, Jalgaon, Yaval and Bhusawal Taluka wherein Erandol Constituency had Chalisgaon, Amalner, Pachora, Erandol, Chopda and Parola Taluka.
Team Ejalgaon.com showed live text cast of the election result beginning around 10AM. Team is thankful to all its visitors and regular readers having shown overwhelming response to this live casting and is equally cheerful to receive such an active feedback.
Please visit our results section for detailed information thereof.
state of electricity: Life at its worst:
The entire Jalgaon District is facing one of worst times with totally collapsed state of electricity resources. The region has been facing power outages and zero loads during midnights for more than 3 to 4 hours thereby terribly hurting total living. The situation has worsen in last 15 days or so with almost 14 to 16 hours of power cuts in rural areas and 8 to 10 hours of power cuts in urban areas.
The worst part of this issue is total disorder and mismanagement on Government front with none of local governance taking keen interest in resolving such a critical life hampering issue. As a result, violent turnouts and attacks on Electricity distribution Company Offices have been common headlines. The Electricity Distribution Company now has a special Police protection at its major installations to avoid mishaps.
by-election result analysis: Time to review status for politicians:
Jalgaon District citizens have given their verdict for parliamentary by-elections and this is time for political parties and senior leaders to revive and revamp themselves. The result seems to have introduced power-breaks to leaders talking virtual world and leaving behind practical situation and shown them their real status.
Jalgaon District's politics dominated and focussed on caste structure has continued tradition of introducing Leva Patil and Bahujan Maratha Community members. The lowest ever voter turnout also remained key factor along with no or lesser enthusiasm amongst local governing Corporators/ councillors and Panchayat members to work for party members campaigning and encourage people to vote.
Comparing results on Taluka-level, NCP had wonderful support from all Taluka except Amalner along with wonderful support from BJP candidate native place Parola. BJP received cautious support from Jalgaon constituency with exception of Jamner. It received major voting from Yaval followed by Bhusawal and MuktaiNagar and Raver. Rival Congress-I candidate succeeded in gaining 6,727 votes majority in Jalgaon.
Attacks on Bhusawal Electricity Distribution Company eight offices:
A group of raged Bhusawal people yesterday attacked two sub-divisional offices along with six other offices of State Electricity Distribution Company and made severe damages and beaten one staff as well. Primary reports have estimated losses worth Rs. 6 Lakhs due to this violent turnout.
The Bhusawal region has been witnessing hectic load shedding and as results, most of people are in rage over board handling of entire scenario. Bhusawal, MuktaiNagar, Varangaon regions are witnessing around 14 hours daily load shedding along with zero load programme during midnights making life at worst state. Jalgaon City is having 45 minutes additional load shedding wherein Taluka is now having one hour additional power cuts daily.
by-Elections counting today:
Jalgaon and Erandol Parliamentary constituencies votes counting is being done today in Jalgaon. Election results are available LIVE on Ejalgaon.com website. Please click here for LIVE election results. There has been huge excitement amongst Jalgaonities for results.
Parliamentary by-elections: Votes counting tomorrow:
Jalgaon District's Jalgaon and Erandol Parliamentary constituencies' by-election votes counting is scheduled on Thursday, 12th April at FCI Godown in Pimprala. Both constituencies recorded a very low voting percentile in polling on 09th April.
District Administration has employed 750 officers and supportive staff along with 735 Policemen for smooth conduct of counting process. There are in all 18 tables for counting along with one reserved table and another one for computer system. There are two separate tables for maintaining statistics of both constituencies in runtime.
There are 12 assistant returning officers, 18 Tahsildar, 4 deputies Collectorate at counting site.
panic: 174 villages likely to face water shortage:
The District Administration has estimated 174 villages likely to face drinking water shortage this summer. It has come up with 74.64 Lakhs various schemes and projects to smoothen supply using tankers and other temporary measures. This shortage list includes Jalgaon-2, Dharangaon - 30, Erandol - 17, Jamner - 23, Bhusawal - 4, Bodwad - 9, Raver - 7, MuktaiNagar - 12, Pachora - 16, Bhadgaon - 5, Chalisgaon - 19, Amalner - 12, Parola -6 and Chopda with 12 villages likely to face this shortage.
Until now most of dam have reasonable amount of water to use during upcoming summer times. The administration is in plans of completing 196 water related projects at earliest. It has also acquired 119 private well to ease this task. Meanwhile Jalgaon city supply continues to be at worst state with Pimprala area in city getting Tanker water supply in these days.
Rs. 626 per quintal rate:
Jalgaon District's farmers have a reason to rejoice with season's highest rate of 530 per quintal received yesterday. This rate added with difference factor touches rupees 626, which is one of best in this season.
The king of fruits mango has entered one month late in market sending signs of lower crop this year. The grapes produce is also in its ending phases in market. All these factors have added to good rates to banana crop this year.
Parliamentary by-elections: Record-lowest polling of 35% grills candidates:
Jalgaon and Erandol Parliamentary Constituencies undergoing by-election polling yesterday recorded historic lowest voter's turnout of 35%. The region until now has recorded 50-60% on average voting for such elections. This lowest ever turnout has turned to a bigger pain for top parties candidates and is likely to cause lowest margin victories.
Balwadi (Raver) villagers boycotted today's voting early in morning and withdrawn this later in afternoon. The entire election process went on peaceful amidst tight security measures. MuktaiNagar Taluka recorded highest voter's turnout of 43.10% while Bhusawal Taluka recorded lowest of 23.06%.
Please visit our Jalgaon Parliamentary by-election special section for detailed information. Senior political leaders in the region have blamed disappointing turnout on rulers and other factors like excessive heat, load shedding and other issues. Votes counting process is on 12th April from 08AM at FCI Godown in Pimprala.
water woes hampers living:
The harsh summer is yet to arrive in full-fledged form but the Corporation seems to be all set to panic Jalgaonities on drinking water issues once again. Jalgaon city is currently getting drinking water supplies every three alternative days that too in very low time and low pressure.
This has led to huge queues in medium areas for getting drinking water. Lower to medium classes areas are in rage on Governance on drinking water issues with no one to hear their agonies. Continued water shortage with increased water demand following heated weather has added to profits of tanker supplies. The tanker water supplies rates have gone up sharply with waiting period as well.
Continued drinking water issues added with low to no management of resources on corporation front has led to devastated lifestyle in city. If such a situation continues, days are not far ahead that people would turn violent and Corporation may face attacks as those on Electricity Company offices.
Jalgaonities call to leaders, local administration is "Wake up from snooze and think on ground and do something"
Jalgaon District Sports
Association announces Table Tennis Training Programme:
Jalgaon District Sports Association has announced special Table tennis training programme from 16th until 30th April in Basic and Advanced categories. The camp would have experienced players coaching new comers on tips and techniques of best play along with habitual aspects of yoga, reflex practice, cross-country, table tennis primary information, game improvement and many other such aspects.
Please contact District Sports association office on 02572226531, 9890158140 for detailed information thereof.
Democracy's call: Let us vote today:
Jalgaon and Erandol Parliamentary Constituencies are undergoing by-elections voting today. The voting process has begun amidst tight security and there are in all 2386 polling booths in the district that include 1,196 at Erandol and 1,190 at Jalgaon. There are 4,277 Army men and other allied voters having opted Postal ballet.
Administration has marked 30 polling booths as sensitive ones and has declared local holiday today to avail opportunity for voting to everyone. Jalgaon District session Court also remains closed today. State Labor authorities have also ordered holiday today for all industrial employees and labors to go for polling.
Let us all vote for future of tomorrow and get the best representation at Parliament to present ourselves with equal strength and demand more of progress. Today's voting is tomorrow's future decision. Please take your identity proof in form of rationing card, passport, driving license, arms license, income tax pan card, educational institution identity card, service proof, property papers or any of such 14 identity proofs along with for voting.
Waghur dam likely to benefit Irrigable lands in region:
Jalgaon city Municipal Corporation has made a beta test of proposed Waghur dam project and is now looking for water in this dam to start with. Waghur dam would come up as a major boon for Jalgaon city water supply and nearby region. As a result, Girana dam's water used in this purpose would remain available for irrigation works in the region. District Administration has estimated agricultural produces benefit of around 17.18 Crores to district.
Jalgaon city water supply is currently 90% dependent on Girana dam and as a result, Girana dam has 34% reservation for drinking water. This 34% includes Jalgaon city's 16.50% water reservation. This water allocation led to no availability of water for irrigation projects many a times during harsh summers. Switching over from Girana to Waghur would avail two additional water releases for irrigation works to region.
under-25 cricket team wins:
Maharashtra Cricket Association organized under-25 Cricket competition yesterday had Jalgaon team defeating Star Club Pune team by 6 wickets at match played in Sangli. Match highlights were Varun Deshpande's fifty and Yogesh Savant along with Javed Shaikh's overall performance. In another match, Deodhar Trust Pune defeated Nandurbar by 54 runs at Bhusawal.
Intense heat takes life of a farm labour: Bhusawal touches 46 degrees
The intensifying and sizzling summer heat has begun its death toll count with a 36-years old farm labour dying yesterday of extreme heat at Amadde in Bhadgaon. The Bhusawal city yesterday recorded Maharashtra-highest temperature of 46 degrees thereby facing severe heat.
"Battle for votes" campaigning
ends, polling tomorrow:
Both Jalgaon and Erandol parliamentary by-elections campaigning have ended yesterday evening and all eyes are now set on polling on Monday. Yesterday most of parties distributed election polling booth information slips to voters all around and stressed more of individualized favor from voters.
Polling begins on Monday, 09th April at 7:30AM and continues until 17:30PM in the evening. All National-level parties and their candidates have demanded voters' kind attention to vote for them to get development in shape, good funding for various projects and many other assurances. Both BJP-Shivsena alliance and NCP-Congress I alliance have shown confidence of winning majority at both constituencies. Votes' counting is on Wednesday, 12th April 2007.
Meanwhile district administration is in full swing preparations free and fair conduct of polling process. All EVM machines and respective staff would reach polling booths today itself. There are 2,386 polling booths with 3,472 EVM machines. Jalgaon Corporation's 70% and rest Taluka teacher and other Government employees are participating in these elections.
State-level cricket competition: Jalgaon, Nandurbar leads in first innings:
The MCA organized cricket competition yesterday had Jalgaon team scoring 132/4 versus Star Club Pune at Sangli. The Star Club team scored 170 runs in its first inning. Jalgaon team bowlers Javed Shaikh and Yogesh Sawant took four and three wickets each respectively and Varun Deshpande scored 46 runs.
In another match at Bhusawal, Nandurbar team has taken a lead of 57 runs against Deodhar Trust Pune team. Nandurbar bowled out Pune team at 70 runs and scored 127 runs all out in reply.
Parliamentary by-elections: Bouquet full of roses:
Thursday remained most hectic and busiest day for political circle with most of its best leaders arriving in district to campaign for their respective candidates. The dignitaries offered bouquet full of roses and offers and assured their best efforts to rejuvenate Khandesh region.
Most sold and talked issues were corruption factor, follow up for funds to State Governor, best efforts for allocation of special funds to resolve electricity chaos and follow up with Central Government on Khandesh Legislative council formation. Amongst other issues discussed was mismanagement of Governance, high corruption in bureaucracy.
The most sizzling Octroi issue was well handled with leaders assuring Jalgaonities of likely decision by 31st May. The Confederation is yet to announce its post-discussion and post-verbal assurance stand on boycotting elections.
8.50 Lakh metric tones
Sugarcane processing this year:
The Jalgaon District farming community has a reason to rejoice with estimated 850,765 metric tones of sugarcane processed this year from Chopda Co-operative Sugar factory, Madhukar Co-operative Sugar Factory Faizpur. Both factories are fully functional in this season and are likely to continue processing until April end.
They have produced 886,235-quintal sugar from this processing as of now and have produced electricity units as a by-product of this processing.
Police arrests dacoit group looting 10
Lakhs from Chalisgaon Bank of Baroda:
In one of most cinematic presentation, the District Police succeeded in immediate arresting of looters taking away Rs. 10 Lakhs from Chalisgaon Bank of Baroda. The Bhadgaon and Chalisgaon Police in its joint efforts with active information from vigilant bank Customers successfully arrested a group of eight looters fleeing away towards Bhadgaon in Car.
The incident is in similar nature to recent looting in Dharangaon Bank in Jalgaon and had a group of 10 to 12 persons arriving in bank for getting information on opening account. A group of these looters taking attention of cashier away fled away with Rs. 10 Lakhs cash from Cashier Cabin and drove towards Bhadgaon.
Bhadgaon and Chalisgaon Police completed this task in joint efforts with good communication, arrested 10 and is further investigating with this group.
Maharashtra Cricket Association organized under-19 Cricket competition had Nagar team defeating Nandurbar by an inning while Jalgaon won over Sindhudurg at Khadki Pune by an inning and 24 runs. Jalgaon team captain Shashank Attarde took 7 wickets for just 27 runs in 14 over bowling.
Chief Minister in Jalgaon District today:
Maharashtra State Chief Minister is arriving today in Jalgaon to address public gathering of his party/ alliance candidates' campaigns. Jalgaon District has a whole set of questions to ask to State Chief Minister including possession of co-operative irrigation societies having closed down since last 7 years, availing Special Package for Khandesh for boosting agriculture, new farm electricity supply connections and Khandesh Legislative Development Council establishment. The Octroi issue is also amongst most discussed and demanded one.
District Business Confederation
continues its stand on election boycott:
The Jalgaon District Business Confederation in its meeting yesterday has announced firm stand on boycotting upcoming parliamentary by-elections. The body has dropped today's protest closure strike on arrival of State chief Minister. A group of representatives would meet State CM today afternoon on Octroi issue. The Confederation has demanded written confirmation from State CM on removal of Octroi in at least D Class Corporations.
Parliamentary By-elections preparations:
The Jalgaon District Administration is all set free and fair conduct of parliamentary by-elections on 9th April. It has announced mandatory photo identity as a proof of identification for voting purposes. It has announced a list of 14 possible documents as a photo-identity proof measure.
The Votes counting is scheduled on 12th April at Khandesh Mill Compound. Both Erandol and Jalgaon votes would be counted here from 8AM onwards with results likely by afternoon.
CBI team arrives in Jalgaon for investigation:
Central Bureau of Investigation team has arrived in Jalgaon to investigate further in Congress-I Jalgaon Ex-Chief Prof. Patil murder case. The team has filed special application in District Court for taking all accused in its investigation. The Court has accepted application and all arrested would now go under CBI custody for further investigation.
Bhusawal touches Maharashtra's highest temperature of 45 degrees:
Amongst one of darkest and harassing times for Bhusawal people, the city yesterday witnessed 45.5 degrees temperature on mercury scale. This is one of highest ever in the city and is adversely affecting routine life. The State Electricity Distribution Company has daily continuous load shedding of 8 hours in the city. Jalgaon recorded 42.2 degrees temperature yesterday.
Election Vote earning points
of the day:
Tuesday remained another harder and efforts-making day for most of candidates with their rallies and public addresses continuing in full swing. Most selling and discussed points were no development works being done by existing rulers, linking of Manyad dam with Girana dam to utilize Girana river excess water, funds and approval for district administration's proposed river linking project. Sensation generating issues like 147 farmers suicide in district, no firm policy on sugarcane/ banana agriculture, removal of Octroi also came across largely. Amongst luring assurances were Ministerial post for Khandesh region and best of funds from Government for development.
BT Cotton to be availed
at 750 Rs.:
The Government has ordered Bolguard-1 and BT Cotton crop seeds availing at Rs. 750/- in this Kharip season. Last year the same crop seeds in 450gms packet were sold at Rs. 1400 initially that followed Government order to reduce it to 750. The Directorate has ordered pre-test of all seeds from certifying authorities before launching in market.
NMU Central School to start
The NMU Central School is starting up a Day Care Centre from academic year 2007-08. The Centre would avail Jr. Kg and Sr. Kg Admission in Hindi and English streams. Last date of admission forms availability is 17th April and filling is 20th April. Please refer Central School Office for more details thereof.
Octroi woes likely to cause election boycott:
Amongst major hard hitters to political circles, the Federation of Trade Associations of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce and Agricultural industry, farmers union, State Transport Association and other allied associations have announced boycott to upcoming parliamentary by-elections in the state. The associations have anguish on political circle badly treating traders even being highest taxpayers by means of multiple stages growing Value Added Tax. The Jalgaon District Confederation has announced no voting if Octroi removal is not announced before 08th April. The Association has shown its preparations for further intensifying this stir if State continues to show pseudo responses to such high priority issues.
Committee Heads election:
Jalgaon District Council's all four subject committee head election went unopposed yesterday with BJP and Shivsena each getting two posts. It is yet to announce department allocations to the respective candidates.
of assurances in political leaders' public addressing:
Monday remained hectic for political parties all around district with most of them engaged in their senior leader public addresses. The senior state level leaders arrived yesterday availed and offered a bouquet of assurances for Jalgaonities with no one stressing core issues like electricity, drinking water and permanent projects and establishments.
Amongst most powerful selling points yesterday were completions of pending dam works, Jalgaon - Dhule Express four-lane Highway, Surat - Bhusawal Railway Line expansion to double line, renovation to all railway stations in region, passenger amenities, flyover bridges and getting speedy clearance to 14 Kolhapur-type dams along with Tapi Irrigation Circle funds.
Heat intensifies further: Bhusawal touches 45 Degrees:
On one of the worst weekend notes, the Bhusawal city yesterday noted 45 degrees temperature on mercury scale, one of highest in recent times. The city has almost 10 degrees increase in last 20 days thereby affecting normal life.
Sugar factory likely to start soon:
The Belganga Co-operative Sugar factory having closed down since last 3 years is likely to restart after recent directives from Aurangabad bench of Mumbai High Court. The factory has around 40 Crores dues with JDCC Bank and as a result bank sealed its property 6 months ago. During this period, the bank floated tenders for availing factory on rental basis twice and had Dhule based group interested in taking. The newly elected board of directors has also shown its interest in reinstating factory and as a result, the JDCC Bank now has two parties' offerings. The Court has directed bank to finalise its policy on the same in two weeks time. The Co-operative department ruled Bank is yet to announce its stand on this issue.
Jalgaon wins over
Ahmednagar by an Inning:
The Jalgaon under-25 cricket team has won ongoing match against Ahmednagar team by an inning. The team scored 256 runs in its first inning and in reply, Nagar team scored 203 runs in all. The Jalgaon team with 53 runs lead scored 216/9 in 41 over having Mehul Ingle's 98 runs in 54 balls along with Yogesh Chaudhari's 34 runs.
In another match, Jalgaon defeated Ratnagiri in under-17 competition at Karad. It won by an inning and 51 runs. Jalgaon team player Chandan Ranve took 6 wickets, Irfan Pathan scored 75 runs in entire match.
Sizzling sensation woes Jalgaon and Bhusawal:
The Jalgaon and Bhusawal cities witnessed its one of highest temperature yesterday thereby severely affecting life. Bhusawal recorded 44.5 Degrees yesterday while Jalgaon had 42.1 Degrees on mercury scale. The afternoon time from 12PM until 6pm had been one of worst with many captured in heat waves. Bhusawal remained on top in State's worst heat affected areas. The nearby Dhule District had 41.8 degrees while Khamgaon had 42.3 degrees temperature.
Intensifying summer heat right in March has panic Jalgaonities with signs of more of such burns in April and May months ahead. We recommend using Cotton clothing and sunglasses along with scarf to protect face and sunscreen creams as a protective measure. One of worst effects of this heat is water thirst as body water gets reduces sharply in heat waves.
Region's senior literary icon Divakar Chaudhari wrote Schizophrenia book's Hindi translated version is being inaugurated today. This book has been translated by senior Hindi faculty Dr. Tejpal Chaudhari and is being published by Penguin Publishing house. Inauguration ceremony is at 6PM in IMA Hall with Delhi University Marathi Department Head inaugurating the same. His wrote Leva Gan-Boli literary collection "Buzrvagaman" would also be published in this ceremony.
Parliamentary Bye-elections campaigning in
With 9th April arriving near everyday, candidates are intensifying their campaigning with support from their senior leaders and national level politicians. Candidates selling points and hamper includes vote for development, assurances of best possible funding for Khandesh's pending irrigation projects from State Government, rural development, health services, railway facilities and importantly increasing number of farmer's suicides. The rulers are mum over load shedding issue while the opposition is using it the best possible way. Meanwhile the Administration has seized 646 licensed weapons and has booked 447 under Chapter cases and a few doubtful under other sections. Collectorate has also cancelled monthly Democracy following order from State Government due to election.
256, Ahmednagar 97/3:
The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) organized Under-25 Cricket competition begun yesterday at Jalgaon Police Parade Ground. In first match, Jalgaon played versus Ahmednagar and scored 256 runs. In reply, Ahmednagar team has scored 97/3 at day end. Jalgaon team's Tanvir scored 55, Javed scored 47, Kiran scored 32 runs while Aditya and Vijay scored 31 runs each.
In another match at Karad, Jalgaon team is in strong hold versus Ratnagiri team in Under-17 category competition. Ratnagiri team bowled out for 77 runs with 3 wickets each from Chandan and Shashank. In reply, Jalgaon team has scored 267/7 at day end. This includes Sumant with 54 runs, Girish with 45 runs and Chandan with 36 and Chetan with 31 runs. The two-day match would end today.