The Deputy Chief Minister said a total of Rs 727 crore has been sanctioned for Nagpur Division for the year 2014-2015. Nagpur Division consists of six districts namely Nagpur itself, Chandrapur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has asserted that the State Government has increased the outlay for District Planning Committees (DPCs) in Nagpur Division by a staggering Rs 72 crore. A total of Rs 727 crore has been sanctioned for Nagpur Division for the year 2014-2015. Ajit Pawar further said that the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to raise this figure in the Cabinet meeting to be held on Wednesday.
Nagpur Division consists of six districts namely Nagpur itself, Chandrapur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli. Nagpur, the Second Capital of Maharashtra, has been sanctioned Rs 200 crore, an increase Rs 25 crore as compared to last year. Similarly, Chandrapur district has been sanctioned Rs 150 crore as against Rs 136 crore last year. Wardha district figure has been increased to Rs 95 crore from Rs 85 crore, Bhandara from Rs 71 crore to 80 crore, Gondia Rs 85 crore from Rs 76 crore, and Gadchiroli district will get Rs 117 crore as against Rs 106 crore last year. Thus the total amount stands at 727 crore, the Deputy Chief Minister told a press conference held on Saturday.
“The figures have been revised after getting reports from the Guardian Ministers and the Collectors of respective districts. The six districts are cumulatively getting additional Rs 78 crore. The Government has always given priority to Nagpur district. The funds will be made available for all common schemes,” Pawar said. There will be an independent meeting for Adivasi and Special Category Class and how much funds to be allotted will be decided in the meeting. The District Collectors have informed that the funds allotted for 2013-14 will be spent before March 31, said Ajit Pawar.
“The State had to face drought and excessive rains this year. For helping the rain-ravaged farmers, the Government has not touched the local development funds, Adivasi funds and social welfare scheme funds. The Central and State Governments joined hands for overcoming the natural calamities and extended help to farmers in a big way,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.
Present at press conference were Guardian Minister Shivajirao Moghe, EGS Minister Nitin Raut, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh, Cultural Minister Sanjay Deotale, Minister of State for Finance and Planning Rajendra Mulak, Collectors of all six districts and CEOs.
“Niyojan Bhavan” in every district:
The Deputy Chief Minister said Niyojan Bhavan in Nagpur, Chandrapur, Gondia, Bhandara, Wardha and Gadchiroli districts will be constructed on the lines of Nanded Niyojan Bhavan in order to facilitate peoples’ representatives and bureaucrats take meetings on district level time to time. Funds for construction of Yojana Bhavans have been sanctioned, said Ajit Pawar.
Solar fence for farms:
“The wild animals cause heavy loses to the crops of farmers. The State Government, keeping in mind the interests of farmers, has decided to construct solar fences along the farms. This will help farmers in saving their crops from wild animals. Similarly, land will be acquired for construction of Medical College in Gondia. The decision to provide funds for school constructions from Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan has been taken,” Ajit Pawar said.