Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the state government had ordered investigations in financial irregularities in irrigation projects across the state.
“There is no reason to believe why ministry of irrigation would order investigation in projects confined to Konkan and leave out Vidarbha or Marathwada,” he said at a press conference.
Fadnavis said there would be no vendetta in such investigations, which will be based on merits of the case.
Shortly after coming to power three months ago, the Fadnavis government had given nod for investigating financial irregularities in irrigation projects in Konkan.
Fadnavis said 100 days of his government was too short a period to determine the achievement index.
“I have succeeded in setting a definite direction for my government and also displayed good intentions through my policies across departments with the help of my cabinet colleagues,” he said.
The chief minister said, “The biggest challenge ahead remains effective tackling of drought in Maharashtra. I have released Rs 2,400 crore in addition to equal amount (Rs 2000 crore), which have been already disbursed to the drought-hit farmers Vidarbha and Marathwada.”
“It is my government’s endeavor to make greater financial investments in agriculture and enhance the scope of loans through financial institutions to the small and marginal farmers in state,” Fadnavis added.