The BJP, in its state conclave on Thursday, centred its political and agriculture resolution talks on development and the drought mitigation policy measures taken by the state government in the last 21 months.
Referring to the flagship Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan, it said, “Till now, 4,000 villages have become drought-free in less than two years. By December, 2,000 more villages will become drought-free.” While political resolution talked about the Rs 49,248 crore comprehensive plan for backward region of Marathwada, agriculture resolution talked about sustainable farming.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “The government is working towards providing 12-hour uninterrupted power to the farmers across rural Maharashtra. The biggest challenge is to ensure power supply during the day in a bid to facilitate better farming activities and easing the hardships of the farmers.”
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The state government’s initiative to get centre’s help to expedite irrigation projects worth Rs 30,000 crore was also discussed. Meanwhile, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari Thursday fired a barb at the Congress and the NCP by saying that the two parties only seemed to the problems of caste after losing power in the state.
Although he did not mention anybody’s name, the sarcasm was meant for the Maratha leaders of the Congress and the NCP who are now evoking the caste issue through Maratha rallies. Addressing the concluding session of the state BJP conclave, Gadkari said, “The BJP government’s poor-centric welfare schemes would soon usher development and there would be no need for any reservation.”