Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said the Union government will provide financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh crore to boost various infrastructural projects in Maharashtra.
Addressing the gathering during his visit to the agricultural expo organised by a private organisation in Nashik city, Shinde said the state government is committed to the development of the common people and has taken several decisions in their interest in the past six months.
He said the state has already approached the Centre to sort out issues of the sugar industries and the latter has promised to take positive decisions for the survival of this industry in the state.
Stating that the first phase of Samruddhi Mahamarg between Nagpur and Shirdi has been completed, the CM said the state is committed to completing the next phase of the project that will become the game changer for the development of Maharashtra.
Shinde also stressed on the need for farmers to use advanced technology and shift to organic farming.
The farmers have been facing drought or wet drought for the past five-six years and at the same time the government has also provided relief to the farmers, he said.
“We changed the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) norms to provide relief to farmers and gave adequate financial assistance to the farmers for the crop damage due to climate change. While the state has also provided relief of Rs 25,000 crore to 6.90 lakh farmers, who regularly repaid their crop loans to the banks,” said Shinde.