Governor’s address reflects the all round progress of the state -Revenue minister Chandrakant Patil

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Mumbai, June 21:- The address of governor has reflected the overall progress of the state. The government is committed to give priority to Jalyukt Shivar (farm pond scheme) for drought relief and provide houses by the government to the deprived class. Various schemes, ventures are evident that the state is developing said the House leader of Legislative Council and revenue minister Chandrakant Patil.

He was speaking during the discussion on address of the governor. He further said that due to the Jalyukt Shivar scheme, villages of Maharashtra had good stock of water. This was an important and ambitious scheme for mitigating the drought effect. There is no corruption in this scheme anywhere. Mr Patil said that the water stock in the state has increased due to the Jalyukt Shivar. He said that the canals and dams which were incomplete, are also completed and many heading towards completion.

He said that though the rainfall was very less, the production of crops was good, especially cotton and soyabean. The minister also said that due to the Jalyukt Shivar scheme, it is possible to cope with the drought situation which would have otherwise grim.

He further said that giving reservation to the Maratha community was not the political agenda but it was a mission implemented by the state government. He also said that the government is committed to give houses to the deprived and downtrodden class in the state. Mr Patil said that the target of 13 lakh houses is set by the government. Out of this, four lakh houses are completed and construction of other eight lakh houses is in progress. He said that some houses were also distributed to the beneficiaries at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said that this government has taken good decisions like reservation to the Maratha community and providing pension to those who were in prison during the emergency period. The revenue minister said that this important schemes and decisions of the state government were reflected in the address of the governor.

Leader of opposition Dhananjay Munde, Adv. Anil Parab, Sharad Ranpise, Suresh Dhas, Narendra Darade, Kiran Pawaskar, Jayant Patil, Pravin Darekar, Hemant Takle, Ravindra Faatkar, Prof. Jogendra Kawade, Balaram Patil, Dr Neelam Gorhe, Khwaja Baif, Hari Singh Rathore, Vidya Chauhan, Husn Bano Khalife, Prasad Lad, Prakash Gajbhiye and others participated in the discussion on governor’s address.