Unveiling a series of welfare schemes for the people of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday pledged good governance, reiterating “Maharashtra’s effort to move from swarajya to surajya”.
One of the Independence Day announcements was the country’s first cyber force in Maharashtra to tackle cyber crime. The second phase of nutritious meals for six lakh women and children in malnourished tribal belt was also rolled out.
Independence Day was marked by hectic activity, beginning with unfurling of the tricolour at the official residence of the CM, Varsha, and the headquarters of state government, Mantralaya, followed by a parade and a flag-hoisting at Shivaji Park.
In his address, Fadnavis outlined the government’s roadmap for public welfare according the highest priority to farmers, youths and women.
On the security front, he launched the cyber force, complete with 42 modern labs and 1000 trained personnel. Fadnavis said, “The government is ready to tackle technologically oriented crime in Maharashtra.” He revealed that a full-fledged cyber force would be constituted, complete with hi-tech equipment and trained manpower, to deal with the complex cyber crime in the state.
Maharashtra will also emerge as the first state to install the crime criminal tracking network system (CCTNS). Through this network, all police stations would be connected with each other. Similarly, cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur would be entirely brought under CCTV. Mumbai city and its suburbs would be brought under CCTV by the end of 2016.
Online registration of crime has started in Pune city.
To ensure quick crime detection, more forensic labs are being set up.
Referring to drought and challenges in the agriculture sector, he said, “Through jalyukta shivar projects, we have completed and are progressing in almost 2 lakh projects. In the next two years we will make the state drought-free… We are working towards zero farmers suicide and multiple measures in agriculture and irrigation sector.”
The Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor worth Rs 30,000 crore, which promises agro-industrial prosperity in 22 districts including 14 drought-hit ones, is in progress.
“To get rid of malnourishment, we launched the second phase of AMRUT, supplying nutritious meals to pregnant women and children. The scheme will help six lakh women in the second phase.”