Maharashtra’s government is working efficiently even though there is no full-fledged cabinet, Prime Minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday, promising to undertake the exercise “soon” to add new members to his team.
At the moment, Mr Shinde and Deputy Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis – both sworn in on June 30 – are the only members of the state cabinet.
“We will soon expand our cabinet. Even now that the cabinet expansion has not happened, the government is working efficiently. We have made several decisions that are people-oriented,” Mr Shinde told reporters when asked about the long-awaited exercise to expand. his team.
Visiting Pune, the CM assessed the status of various development-related projects in five districts under the Pune division.
Listing key decisions taken by his government, Mr Shinde mentioned cutting fuel prices, approving the construction of a Metro car shed in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony and proposing to divert rainwater to the drought-prone area. areas of Marathwada in central Maharashtra.
Responding to the controversy over the move of the proposed Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area from Saswad in Pune to the town of Koregaon in the adjacent Satara district, Shinde said a decision on the matter will not be made until after consideration of the technical aspect and the availability of land.
“We will make a decision on the MIDC area after considering land availability (in Koregaon),” he said.
Asked about the proposed Purandar International Airport in Pune district, Mr Shinde said that the new airport will be developed in the location selected during the tenure of the BJP government.
During the Devendra Fadnavis-led government (2014-19), a plot of land under Purandar tehsil was identified for the airport. However, the former government of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), citing opposition from local farmers, moved the project to nearby villages under the same tehsil.
However, the Department of Defense withdrew its approval of the project site designated by the MVA government.
During his visit to Pune, Mr. Shinde is scheduled to attend multiple programs including a public meeting in Saswad.
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