Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured speedy clearances from the Centre to development proposals and timely disbursement of funds to Maharashtra, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said here on Sunday.
He said the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in the state has now set a target of “Mission 48” for the Lok Sabha polls in 2024 and will work towards achieving that goal.
Addressing a press conference here, the Maharashtra chief minister also announced that projects such as building of farm pond (Jalyukt Shivar) and a grievance redressal portal ‘Aaple Sarkar’, which ran into delays during the previous government, have been put on fast track.
Shinde said the ‘Aaple Sarkar’ (our government) portal, a single window service delivery platform of all notified major and micro municipal services, will go live on August 15. “At present, 404 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the state will be onboarded on this portal in a staggered manner and new ULBs, which will be formed in future, will also be onboarded on this portal,” Shinde said.
He said Maharashtra has sent Rs 18,000-crore proposals related to projects, ranging from improving sanitation to revival of lakes, to the Centre. “We will get everything now, be it GST dues or funds from the Centre,” Shinde said, adding that the prime minister has assured him of speedier approvals to proposals from the state. Asked about BJP’s ‘Mission 48’, focusing on winning all the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, Shinde said the said mission was now that of the ruling Shiv Sena-BJP alliance.
“Yes, we have ‘Mission 48’. Now that we have a Shiv Sena-BJP government in the state, it will work with renewed vigour for the welfare of the people. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too has spoken about it,” Shinde said.
Interestingly, during his two-day visit to the national capital, Shinde preferred to stay at his son (who is Lok Sabha member) Shrikant Shinde’s residence instead of Maharashtra Sadan, the official state guest house on Kasturba Gandhi Road here.
Shinde, who was advised rest by doctors last week, is also learnt to have taken a short tour of the national capital during his two-day stay here.