Published On : Fri, May 1st, 2015

‘Make in India will be the buzzword while developing Nagpur as Smart City,’ declares Bawankule

55th Formation Day of Maharashtra celebrated at Kasturchand Park on Friday.

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Nagpur: “The flagship Make in India scheme will be implemented while developing Nagpur as Smart City,” declared Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule while gracing the flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of 55th Formation Day of Maharashtra State. The colourful Maharashtra Formation Day was celebrated at Kasturchand Park on Friday with the Minister inspecting a parade and accepting salute from different squads of Nagpur Police Force.

At the outset, Bawankule extended his greetings to people on the occasion of Maharashtra Day Formation. Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar, District Collector Abhishek Singh and Police Commissioner Shardaprasad Yadav were also present on the dais.

Other dignitaries who attended the function included Joint Police Commissioner Anupkumar Singh, Zilla Parishad President Nisha Savarkar, MLA Dr Milind Mane, ZP CEO Shivajirao Jondhale, former MLA Yadavrao Devgade, Padma Shri Dr Vikas Mahatme, large number of freedom fighters, journalists, and citizens.

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The Guardian Minister further said that the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra Yashwantrao Chavan brought the ‘Mangalkalash’ of Sanyukta Maharashtra. He prepared the blueprint of development and made efforts for a prosperous Maharashtra. In the past 54 years, the State of Maharashtra faced many challenges and adversities such as Koyna earthquake, 1972 drought, terror attacks in Mumbai and Pune, but the people showed unity and handled the situation with aplomb and pushed the State on the path of development.

“In 2014 also, the drought hit many parts of Maharashtra but a delegation under the leadership of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded maximum relief assistance for the State. Subsequently, Central Government’s Rs 2000 crore and State Government’s Rs 4000 crore, total Rs 6000 crore, were distributed to the distressed farmers and thus provided them an immense relief. Similarly, with the aim of providing jobs to youths the Employment Guarantee Act was implemented and a total of 160 services were brought under it. The State has targeted generation of 14,400 MW electricity from unconventional energy sources. Many initiatives like Jalyukta Shivar Scheme were also initiated to make 5000 villages scarcity-free in Maharashtra by bringing all the schemes of Central and State Government together,” said Bawankule.

Bawankule also dealt on the efforts of removing 2 lakh agriculture pumps in Marathwada and Vidarbha, getting rid of shortcomings and irregularities in Public Distribution System, and other schemes aimed at overall development of Maharashtra.

On the occasion, a number of policemen were honoured for their outstanding services

The programme was conducted by Medical Officer Dr Deepak Salivkar.
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