Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Sep 17: Maharashtra State Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday asserted that state government is committed to remove backwardness of Marathwada region by taking numbers of measures.
Fadnavis said this, while he was addressing the gathering at Siddharth Garden here after the flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of 70th Marathwada Muktisangram Day. "I have to congratulate all of the peoples of Marathwada region as well as rich tribute to those who were fought and sacrificed their lives to get Independence to Marathwada region," the chief Minister said.
Fadnavis further said that state government are trying to remove backwardness of Marathwada region by implementing number of welfare schemes in favour of peoples of region. Marathwada region known as drought zone area in the state but state government had started Jalyukat Shivar scheme in 2015 with providing adequate funds to determine drought free Marathwada and work of numbers project has been completed and underway, he said.
He added that in view of drinking water scarcity across the region water will be made available through 'Watergrid' project to everywhere in the region. Numbers of 'Farm ponds' has been made to tackle water scarcity across the region he asserted.
Fadnavis further said that, the state government has set a target of planting two crores trees across the region but actually it has been reached upto five crores to keeping balance of environment and helpful to more rainfall in future.
Talking about proposed Mumbai to Nagpur 'Samrudhi Super Express Highway which passing Aurangabad and Jalna district will be more beneficial, he said work of second phase of AURIC city project was also underway to develop DMIC area in the district, which will help to procure employment. (UNI)