Funds will be given with priority for incomplete irrigation projects in the district : Uddhav Thckeray

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Nagpur, December 16, 2019 : Chief Minister Mr Uddhav Thackeray assured that funds will be made available with priority for completing the incomplete irrigation projects that supply water to the farm of the farmers in the Yavatmal district.

He was speaking in a meeting organized for taking stock of the Yavatmal district in the legislature hall. MLC Wajahat Mirza, Khwaja Baig, Nilay Naik, MLA Sanjay Rathod, Indranil Naik, Madan Yerawar, Dr Sandeep Dhurve, Dr Ashok Uikey, Namdev Sasane, Sanjiv Reddy Bodkurwar, Kishor Tiwari and others were present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Thackeray further said that Yavatmal is the district of the father of Agricultural Revolution Vasantrao Naik. He said that the problems of this region will be resolved with the help of all. The review meetings are organized for the districts of Vidarbha during the legislative session and similarly such sort of meetings will be organized for other districts for taking stock of the development works. The Chief Minister also said that the financial assistance for the farmers affected by unseasonal rains has reached the district. In Yavatmal district 102 rupees have been distributed in the first phase and the process for distribution of another 222 crore rupees in the second phase has begun at Taluka level.

Mr Thackeray also assured that the minority development funds will also be made available for this district. Presentation on the topics like loss due to unseasonal rain and measures to overcome it, the progress of water resources projects, the situation and repairing of roads under Zilla Parishad jurisdiction, present situation of Chief Minister gram Sadak Yojana, review of incomplete irrigation projects in the district, rehabilitation of the project affected people, electricity supply to Agricultural pumps, Prime Minister Awas Yojana, swachh Maharashtra campaign, Chief Minister peyjal Yojana was made by the Chief executive officer and care taker district magistrate Jalaj Sharma.

The members of Legislative assembly and Council presented various problems of the district including that of irrigation, roads, incomplete projects, funds for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, funds for minorities, continuous power supply for farmers, mineral development funds, problem of 40 villages under the PenGanga sanctuary, funds for Vasantrao Naik Memorial, acquisition of land for power grid, water problems in the plateau region etc. They demanded permanent solution for all these problems faced by the districts since long. The meeting was also attended by chief secretary and principal secretaries, senior officers of various departments.