Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday toured Akola, Washim and Hingoli to promote the public welfare projects, especially in core sectors such as housing for poor, water conservation works and health camps in villages. He also interacted with women representing the bachat gat (self help groups).
Undertaking the state government project to promote second tier cities and towns, Rs 94 crore were allocated for Akola, of which Rs 160 crore were for water, Rs 193 crore for sewage, Rs 22 crore for roads, Rs 87 crore for infrastructure and Rs 12 crore for Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan.
At Shirala village, residents walked the chief minister through an exhibition on water conservation works in their vicinity undertaken with the people’s participation. It included the Suvarna river deepening and widening project.
The bhoomipujan was conducted for a Rs 150-crore speciality hospital with RMO hostel at Akola. A Rs 79-crore housing project for slum was also announced. While revealing that digitalisation would bring better healthcare, Fadnavis indicated that the government would ensure nobody was deprived of the medical treatment, and there should be no difference in healthcare services provided in rural and urban areas.
Referring to the health camps, he said, “One lakh people were given free treatment in Beed. Through restructuring of MPJAY, the government will help people avail the funds for treatment.