Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has expressed confidence that steps will be taken in coordination with the Policy Commission to make Maharashtra number one in the country. 41 issues such as GST refund, Pradhan Mantri Pik Bima Yojana, Kanjur Marg Metro Depot, acquisition of railway land for Dharavi redevelopment, Dighi port development, land development issues related to Defense Department were discussed in detail with the Policy Commission at Sahyadri Guest House today. Importantly, the members of the commission assured that action would be taken to sort out these issues expeditiously. The Policy Commission also lauded the electric vehicle policy and the efforts made by Maharashtra to prevent covid infection.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat were also present at today’s meeting. Initially, the Deputy Chairman of the Policy Commission, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Member Ramesh Chand, Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant gave suggestions regarding the rapid development of Maharashtra in the fields of industry, agriculture, irrigation, infrastructure, health, social planning. The commission team also included Vice President, NICDC Abhishek Chaudhary, Senior Advisor Anna Roy, Senior Specialist Subhash Thukral, Research Officer Ishita Thaman.
The meeting was moderated by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte while Additional Chief Secretary Devashish Chakraborty and other secretaries made presentations.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister said that we welcome the kindness shown by the members of the Policy Commission and have made development suggestions, and the State Government will continue to coordinate with the Commission in the future.
Appreciation for the work of the Covid period
On this occasion, the Deputy Chairman of the Commission praised Maharashtra for its good performance in preventing Covid infection. Performed by Rajiv Kumar. Giving more information in this regard, the Chief Minister said that Maharashtra is number one in the country in increasing the health facilities during this entire period. The number of patients was high, but now that the cost of maintenance on the facilities erected will continue due to fears of a third possible wave, the Center should see to it that the Covid grant is fully received by the state.
GST, cess on fuel
The arrears of GST refund to the state have reached Rs 30,000 crore and will reach Rs 50,000 crore shortly. The chief minister also pointed out to the commission that the central government earned revenue through increased cess on petrol and diesel, but it did not benefit the state.
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