Non-Tribal areas of Maharashtra will soon get high electric supply and rural child development centres
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 24-Aug-2017

Mumbai, August 24: Increasing the number of hours of electric supply, focusing on the rural child development were the highlights of the meeting of state cabinet that took place on Wednesday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis headed this meeting which decided to increase the number of hours that electric supply is available in villages where crops are in danger of dying out. 

Also, rural child development centres will be started in the aanganwadis of villages in the nontribal areas of the state. There was a demand to increase the electric supply in the villages from eight hours to at least 10 hours. The government has decided to form district-level committees under the leadership of the respective guardian ministers to ensure the implementation of this scheme at all levels.

The state will soon have more than 30,000 centres operating out of the anganwadis in the nontribal villages to systematically fight the menace of malnutrition. Other decisions related to the local civic issues in Nagpur, Pune and Shirdi were also taken by the cabinet on the day.

DECISIONS TAKEN DURING WEDNESDAY’S CABINET MEETING:

  • Provision of 12-hour three-phase power supply for agricultural pumps in areas affected by low rainfall 
  • 30,000 Rural Child Development Centres to be set up in the anganwadis of non tribal areas
  • Recognition of the Maharashtra Stamp Act for the purpose of stamp duty on merger or de-merger of orders and certificates of company
  • Amendment of the ordinance that defines eligibility to vote in the elections of Agricultural Produce Market Committee
  • Periodic increase in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Samman Yojana 2017
  • Revision of Maharashtra Self-financed School Act
  • Provision of employment to one member each of the families who gave up land for Pune’s Urli-Fursungi waste depot
  • Increase in the honorarium of Contractual Officers working in all the Collector Offices and Departmental Revenue Offices in the State
  • Sanctioning ten posts at Gorevada International Zoo in Nagpur
  • Recommendation to rename the Shirdi Greenfield International Airport as “Sri Saibaba International Airport to the Central Government.