Maharashtra needs to urgently address gross inequity in irrigation water distribution to deal with drought situations.
An FIR has been lodged against all of them in the last eight months, reveals an RTI query filed by The Indian Express, but a top police officer confirmed that no arrests have been made so far.
Drought-proofing agriculture will require more than an ambitious water conservation revolution.
An official in the water conservation department said: “Water structures, like farm ponds and irrigation wells, have helped the farmers cultivate sugar cane in the drought-prone districts of Marathwada.”
Fadnavis also indicated the likely BJP candidates to take on the Shiv Sena which has been enjoying an upper hand in Maval and Shirur for many years.
Indicating that ideally tranquiliser is induced to trap tigers, Fadnavis said, “The probe will address all questions being raised by Union minister Maneka Gandhi.”
In all, the government had spent around Rs 21,500 crore on waiving crop loan up to Rs 1.5 lakh of 47.39 lakh farmers.
Fadnavis said: “She (Maneka) has used harsh words. But her sentiments should be understood. All animal lovers’ sentiments are harsh regarding this incident. It was a difficult decision…”
Chief Minister Fadnavis said the state government will grant approval to the process of expansion and modernisation of Nagpur’s international airport “which will have a dedicated separate cargo runway and will be even better than Mumbai airport”.
The Devendra Fadnavis government — which turns four this month-end — has been promoting the dismantling of the transfer-posting industry in the bureaucratic echelons as a major achievement.
Work on the Rs 55,335-crore Nagpur-Mumbai Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg began this month, with the state government completing 85.5 per cent of the land acquisition process.
With the BJP government set to complete four years in power on October 31, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks to The Indian Express about what challenges he faces and what lies ahead.
In an interview to The Indian Express, Fadnavis said, “Ram temple is a commitment given by the BJP… For us, it is a matter of asmita (identity) and faith…”
“The electoral process that comes with implementation of the Model of Code of Conduct often hampers the process of decision making and execution. It affects developmental work,” Fadnavis said.
Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said the Opposition parties had alleged several times that there are irregularities in the plans for the construction of the statue. But the government ignored those.