As civic bodies across Maharashtra gear up for upcoming polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray directed party leaders to tour the drought-affected regions and check whether the schemes rolled out by the state reached the common man or not.
Thackeray asked Sena ministers and MLAs to review the drought mitigation measures undertaken by the government and prepare a detailed report on the same.
While Sena ministers have been given the responsibility of eight drought-hit districts in Marathwada, the MLAs would be visiting the tehsils. A collective report for the entire district will then be submitted to Sena chief, who will present it to the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Shiv Sena ran Shiv Jalkranti Yojana, a programme parallel to the state’s water conservation scheme Jalyukt Shivar Yojana, across drought-hit areas. The Sena ministers and the MLAs from these areas, particularly Marathwada, have been asked to submit a detailed report on the programmes’ success.
“Actually, Uddhavji wanted to review drought mitigation work and water conservation scheme — Jalyukt Shivar Yojana started by the government and Shiv Jalkranti Yojana initiated by the party,” said a Sena leader. While Eknath Shinde and Gulabrao Patil were asked to visit Nanded, Diwakar Raote and Ravindra Waikar were sent to Parbhani. Deepak Sawant and Arjun Khotkar visited Osmanabad and Ramdas Kadam went to Aurangabad. Similarly, Subhash Desai and Deepak Kesarkar covered Jalna, whereas Vijay Shivtare scrutinised Hingoli.
While Sanjay Rathod is in Latur, Dada Bhuse has been given responsibility of the entire Beed district.