Published On : Fri, Oct 7th, 2022

DPC meeting: Fadnavis lifts stay on development works in Nagpur district

Rs 1,500 crore sought under Amrut-II scheme for NMRDA from Centre, informed the Deputy Chief Minister

Nagpur: At the meeting of the District Planning Committee (DPC) on Thursday, the Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is also District Guardian Minister, announced revocation of the State Government’s stay and directed the district administration to accelerate the process of development works. After the change in power, the Eknath Shinde led government had stalled all works sanctioned by the previous MVA Government.

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In the DPC meeting, Fadnavis took review of the outlay of Rs 858.72 crore for the year 2022-23. Fadnavis chaired the meeting in capacity as Guardian Minister and he was briefed by various departments about their proposals. At the same time, the DPC meeting also approved expenditure of Rs. 668.88 crores utilised in the financial year 2021-22.

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Addressing the officials, Fadnavis stressed on quality while utilising the public funds and touched upon the need for taking up work on priority that includes aid to farmers and rural areas. At the meeting, public representatives provided their takes on the various development works and outlined shortcoming in the same. After listening patiently, Fadnavis said he will review the objections raised by legislators and if some irregularities are noticed then corrective action will be taken. He, however, asked officials to effectively plan for total utilisation of allocated funds.

Later during interaction with newspersons, the Deputy Chief Minister said he has taken note of demand of orange and sweet lime growers about resurgence of pests attack and said officials are surveying and if needed State will intervene. On the question of law and order situation in the city, the Deputy CM, who also holds Home Portfolio, defended the police crackdown and criticised attempts to sway public opinion by raising false bogies during the pious time of Dhammachakra Pravartan Din. The police acted as directed by the High Court, he asserted.

Fadnavis praised administrations of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) and Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for their service during Covid-19 pandemic. He also announced additional funds for the two medical institutions.

He expressed concern over contractors quoting below 30% of estimates for many civil works resulting in shoddy works. Fadnavis said that henceforth officials concerned who approve the work will be held accountable. He also asked the officials to study and provide financial assistance to women self-help groups from Mahal.

‘Unauthorized constructions to be checked’

“Steps will soon be taken to legalize illegal constructions in the metro region subject to court orders. Implementation of Gunthewari in the metro region is in progress. But the survey will be done without any haste. Adequate precautions will be taken to ensure that illegal construction is not encouraged,” Fadnavis told media persons after the DPC meeting.

Rs 1,500 cr sought under Amrut-II scheme for NMRDA from Centre

Taking note of the expanding population in the metropolitan area of the district, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the State had sought Rs 1,500 crore under Amrut-II scheme from the Central Government. Fadnavis, who also holds the Finance and Planning portfolio, explained that the funds would help resolve issues of drinking water supply and sanitation.

Touching the sensitive issue of dumping of waste in peri-Urban areas around the city, Fadnavis said that instructions were issued to prepare a proper policy for scientific disposal of solid waste. The dumping of waste is done but its processing is equally necessary.

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