‘Govt-Tata pact to boost devpt, Digital India dream’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2017 10:29:27

Chandrapur Bureau,

State Government and Tata Trusts signed agreement for two key projects – Natural Resources Management and Statistics Based Administration

“THE Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Forest Department of Maharashtra Government and Tata Trusts for establishment of Bamboo Research and Training Centre will definitely boost employment as well as development in the district. It is a great privilege for me to be present on the special occasion. Chandrapur has taken a step forward to realise the Digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the support of Maharashtra Government, Tata Trusts will ensure success of development projects in Chandrapur,” said Ratan Tata, President of the Tata Trusts while addressing
the Chandrapurians who gathered at Chanda Club ground
on Thursday.

Maharashtra Government and Tata Trusts signed agreement for two key projects – Natural Resources Management and Statistics Based Administration. The two projects were launched following initiative by Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest and Chandrapur’s Guardian Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Ratan Tata, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Venkatramnan, Managing Trustee of Tata Trusts, Ashok Nete, MP, Gadchiroli, Nana Shamkule, MLA, Sanjay Dhote, MLA, Sandhya Gurnule, President of ZP, Chandrapur, Rakhi Kancharlawar, Mayor of Chandrapur Municipal Corporation, V Giriraj, Principal Secretary of Finance Department, Vikas Kharge, Secretary of Forests, M D Singh, Chief Executive Officer of ZP, Chandrapur, Vijay Shelke, Chief Conservator of Forests, and others were present on the dais. The MoU were signed between Maharashtra Government and Tata Trusts in the presence of Ratan Tata and other dignitaries. Vijay Shelke, CCF, and Venkatramnan signed the agreement and exchanged treaty files.

The two key projects - establishment of Bamboo Research and Training Center and Statistics Based Administration - were launched at the hands of both the dignitaries Ratan Tata and Sudhir Mungantiwar on the occasion.
The first project includes dashboard production based on the details of Chandarpur district. Chandrapur will, thus, become first district in State to run its administration based on statistics.

The second project - establishment of Bamboo Research and Training Centre, Chichpally - is aimed at capacity development based on bamboo which is available in large scale in the forest dominated areas of district.
The other projects launched by the dignitaries included distribution of health child kits (newly born babies), Hello Forest (a call center of Forest Department) -toll free-1926, Green Army website, distribution of forest pattas to the villagers in 80 villages in the district LPG distribution to beneficiaries and others.

Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, in his address, thanked Ratan Tata for full support to the projects that will prove to be a boost for development of the district. The collaboration will boost development with special focus on data driven governance, skills training and natural resource management.

“Chandrapur has become the district in State to go on data driven governance in three tehsils. We have to multiply the numbers of job creators instead of job seekers. The Union Minister of Forest has lauded the project of Call Center-Hello Forest-1926 by Maharashtra Government and instructed to adopt the system of Maharashtra Forest Department. Maharashtra Government will definitely establish BRTC that will be listed as No-1 in Asia continent,” assured Mungantiwar while addressing the audience.

Hansraj Ahir, Ventakramnan, and others also expressed their views during the programme. Earlier, Ratan Tata was felicitated at the hands of Sudhir Mungantiwar by offering a tiger sculpture on the occasion.