Mumbai Maratha Kranti Morcha: Students from community to get concession in fees, skill development training

The benefits of concessions in fees to 605 vocational courses, earlier applicable only to the other backward classes, will now be extended to students from the Maratha community .

mumbai Updated: Aug 09, 2017 17:10 IST
Surendra P Gangan
Surendra P Gangan
Hindustan Times
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The CM told them about the measures taken by the government to expedite the process of reservation and ensure speedy trial in the Kopardi rape case. (File)

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced various schemes and benefits for Marathas, after the community took out a massive rally in Mumbai.

The benefits of concessions in fees to 605 vocational courses, earlier applicable only to the other backward classes, will now be extended to students from the Maratha community .

The government will also provide skill development training to 3 lakh students from Maratha farmers’ families, interest-free loans to students for industrial units, among others.

While the issue of reservation is pending with the Bombay High Court, the government has announced a cabinet sub-committee, headed by revenue minister Chandrakant Patil, that will discuss issues related to reservation with community leaders every three months.

A delegation of various organizations participated met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhavan.

The CM told them about the measures taken by the government to expedite the process of reservation and ensure speedy trial in the Kopardi rape case.

Fadnavis, later informed the legislative Assembly the ruling in the Kopardi rape case has been delayed due to the delaying tactics of the counsels representing the accused.

First Published: Aug 09, 2017 17:05 IST