Water scarcity to be removed in next two years: CM
Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde said his government will give added emphasis on the water conservation that would ensure eradication of water scarcity in Maharashtra within the next two years.india Updated: May 07, 2003 15:43 IST
Maharashtra chief minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the state government has given added emphasis on the water conservation programmes that would ensure eradication of water scarcity in Maharashtra within the next two years.
"To overcome water scarcity, the state would vigorously implement its Mahatma Jyotiba Phule water conservation programme", the chief minister said in his message to the people on the eve of the state's foundation day.
Shinde reiterated that paucity of funds would not be allowed to affect scarcity relief measures.
Stating that his goverment will give priority to improve state's economy, Shinde said the ruling front has succeeded in securing financial assistance from the World Bank.
Similarly, financial institutions across the state have agreed to fund developmental projects in the state, he said. The Swaminathan committee's report to boost agricultural sector would be implemented by his government, he added.
The government is contemplating to draft a plan for development of the state for next 50 years, he said. Special economic zone in Nasik, Mumbai and Pune would be set up soon and the region would be developed as golden triangle, he added.
First Published: May 07, 2003 15:43 IST