13 July, 2016

Facts About Maharashtra

India's third-largest and second-most populous state, Maharashtra is an expansive canvas showcasing many of India's iconic attractions

 Capital – Mumbai
·         Chief Minister - Devendra Fadnavis
·         Governor - C. Vidyasagar Rao
·         Maharashtra Day: 1st May
·         Folk dance of Maharashtra: Lavani
·         Bombay High Court is the High Court of the state of Maharashtra
·         The Chief Justice - Mr. Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani
·         Total Number of districts: 36
·         The Arabian Sea makes up Maharashtra's west coast. Maharashtra consists of two major relief divisions. The plateau is a part of the Deccan tableland and the Konkan coastal strip abutting on the Arabian Sea.
 
The list of important Rivers and Dams of Maharashtra:
S.NoRiversImportant DamsRemark
1Godavari RiverThe Jayakwadi Dam (Aurangabad)The Godavari River is the second longest river in India 
2Tapti RiverBisalpur Dam near (Deoli in Tonk district)
3Bhima RiverUjjani Dam (Solapur)its large water reservoir known as the Bhadalwadi Lake is one of the largest wetlands in India
4Narmada Riveralso called the Rewa, is a river in central India and the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent
5Koyna RiverKoyna Dam (Koyna Nagar, Satara district)It is the largest dams in Maharashtra
6Painganga RiverIsapur Dam (Yavatmal, Nanded region)It is one of the largest water reservoir in Maharashtra with the total height of 57 m.
7Pench riverThe Totladoh Dam (Nagpur)It is a gravity dam
The list of important Lakes of Maharashtra in India:
S.NoLakesCityRemark
1Lonar LakeLonar in Buldhana districtIt was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch and it is the only known hyper velocity impact crater in basaltic rock anywhere on earth.
2Venna lakeMahabaleshwar
3Rankala LakeKolhapur District It is the oldest of all lakes in Maharashtra
4Upvan LakeThane is famous for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival.
5Ambazari lakeNagpurIt is the largest lake in the city. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake.
6Vihar LakeVihar villageon the Mithi River within the precincts of the Borivali National Park, also called the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in North Mumbai.

Major Airports in Maharashtra: 
S.NoName of AirportsCity
1Aurangabad AirportAurangabad
2Chhatrapati Shivaji International AirportMumbai
3Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International AirportNagpur
Important Thermal, Nuclear & Hydroelectricity Power Plants:
S.No.Name of Power PlantTypeLocationRemark
1Bhira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant IndiaHydroelectricBhira
2Koyna Hydro Power PlantHydroelectricIt is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India
3Ghatghar Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricAhmednagar district
4Bhivpuri Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricMumbai
5Khopoli Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricRaigad district
6Bhira Tail Race Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricPatnus
7Tillari Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricDodamarg Taluka
8Vaitarna Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricVaitarna
9Bhandardara Hydroelectric Power SystemHydroelectricBhandardara
10Chandrapur Super Thermal Power StationThermalChandrapur district
11Tiroda Thermal Power StationThermalTirora in Gondia districta coal-based thermal power plant
12RattanIndia Amravati Thermal Power ProjectThermalAmravati districta coal-based thermal power plant
13Bhusawal Thermal Power PlantThermalBhusawal city of Jalgaon district
14Kaparkheda Thermal Power StationThermalNagpur district
15Parli Thermal Power PlantThermalParli Vaijnath in Beed district
16Tarapur Atomic Power Station (T.A.P.S.)NuclearTarapurTarapur is the largest nuclear power station in India
Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary:
S.NoNameLocation
1Chandoli National Park Sangli District
2Gugamal National Park Amravati District
3Nawegaon National Park              Gondia district
4Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli) National Park    Mumbai city
5Tadoba National ParkChandrapur district
The list of important Stadiums in Maharashtra:
S. No.StadiumCity
1DY Patil Stadium (Football stadium)Navi Mumbai
2Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (cricket stadium)Nagpur
3Wankhede Stadium (cricket stadium)Mumbai
4Cooperage Football Stadium (Football stadium)Mumbai
5Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (cricket stadium)Pune
6Mahindra Hockey Stadium (Hockey stadium)Navi Mumbai
7Fr. Agnel Stadium (Football stadium)Mumbai
8PCMC Hockey Stadium (Hockey stadium)Pimpri-Chinchwad
9B.P.T. Ground (Football stadium)Mumbai
Nicknames/Special titles of cities:
S. NoCitySpecial names
1NagpurOrange City
2Pune
Oxford of the East
Queen of Deccan
3Nashik
Wine capital of India
Grape city of India
California of India
4Mumbai
City of Seven Islands
Financial Capital of India
City of Dreams
City of Slums and Skyscrapers
Gateway of India
Hollywood of India
Maximum City
5Solapur
Textile City of India
Manchester of India
6KolhapurCity of Wrestlers
The list of important Festivals of Maharashtra:
S.No.Festivals
1Gudhi Padwa
2Pola
3Ganesh Chaturthi
4The Banganga Festival
5The Ellora Festival
The list of important Monument, Palace and Forts:
S.No.Monuments
1Gateway of IndiaMumbai City
2Shri Mahalakshmi TempleKolhapur
3Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati MandirPrabhadevi, Mumbai
4TrimbakeshwarNashik
5BhimashankarPune
6Mahalaxmi TempleMumbai
7The Karla CavesLonavala
8Elephanta cavesElephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai
9ShaniwarwadaPune
10Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu SangrahalayaMuseum in Mumbai
11Raigad FortRaigad district
12Panhala fortKolhapur
13The Rajabai Clock TowerSouth Mumbai

Constituency of Cabinet Ministers:
Sl.No.NameConstituencyMinistry
1.Ramdas AthawaleRajya Sabha MPSocial Justice & Empowerment (MoS)
2.Piyush GoyalRajya Sabha MP
Power (MoS, Independent Charge)
Coal ((MoS, Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy ((MoS, Independent Charge)
Mines (MoS, Independent Charge)
3.Anant GeeteRaigadHeavy Industries and Public Enterprises
4.Hansraj Gangaram AhirChandrapurHome Affairs(MoS)
5.Nitin Jairam GadkariNagpurRoad Transport and Highways Shipping
Important Tribes of Maharashtra:
·         Bhil
·         Gond-Madia
·         Katkari
·         Koli
·         Oraon
·         Warli

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