Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of the 73rd Independence day celebration in Mumbai on Thursday. (ANI)
THE Maharashtra Government will strive to ensure that the rehabilitation of the flood-affected people in the State is done in record time, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday.
He also said that efforts will be made to make the state completely drought-free by diverting rain water from Konkan region to North Maharashtra and Marathwada as well as water from Wainganga river to Vidarbha by constructing a tunnel. He was addressing a gathering after hoisting the tricolour on the premises of the Mantralaya, the State Secretariat here, on the 73rd Independence Day.
“I would like to assure the people who lost their homes, livelihood in the floods that the Government will strive to ensure that they are rehabilitated in record time,” he said. Stating that rehabilitating people was a challenging task, he added that Rs 6,800 crore package has been finalised for expeditious implementation of the rehabilitation plan. “I thank the people of the State for standing by the flood-affected and also by the State Government in its endeavour for the rescue and relief operations,” he said.