People of Gadchiroli want prosperity, not guns: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 May 2017 09:14:55

District Correspondent,


May 12,

People of Gadchiroli district do not want violence and guns. They want peace and prosperity and the Government of Maharashtra is committed to bringing prosperity to each and every house, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He was speaking at the foundation stone laying programme of sponge iron plant of Lloyd Metals Company at Konsari village in Chamorshi taluka on Friday afternoon.

District Incharge Minister Ambrishrao Atram, Zilla Parishad President Yogita Bhandekar, Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha MP Ashok Nete, MLC Mitesh Bhangdiya,Gadchiroli MLA Dr Deorao Holi, President of Gadchiroli Municipal Council Yogita Pipre, senior BJP leader Baburao Kohle, Secretary to the Chief Minister Praveen Pardeshi, District Collector ASR Nayak and Director of Lloyds Metals Atul Khadilkar were prominent among those present.

The Chief Minister further said that Lloyds Company has started excavation of iron ore from Surjagad hills and now it was going to start a sponge iron plant in the district which will provide employment to local people. It will boost development of the district and raise standard of living of the local people, he ascertained.

A skill development training centre should be stared in Konsari area to help the unemployed youths learn skills, Fadnavis suggested. Natural resources are present in abundance in district and they should be exploited for the benefit of local people only, Fadanavis said, adding that the people of

The foundation stone of the much awaited Wadsa-Gadchiroli railway line was laid recently and the work will be completed within the deadline, the Chief Minister said. This railway will further be taken upto Mancheriyal and then linked to Hyderabad, Fadnavis promised. Gadchiroli district has recently been exempted from the transit pass for the transport of bamboo and mahua flowers. A bamboo craft training centre has been started at Chandrapur that will boost up the development of Gadchiroli district, Fadnavis pointed out.

Talking about agriculture, he said that more than 2,300 wells had been sanctioned for Gadchiroli which will help farmers in irrigating land. Ambrishrao Atram, Ashok Nete and Atul Khadilkar also spoke on the occasion.

The farmers who handed over their land for the sponge iron project were given cheques and were felicitated at the hands of the Chief Minister.

 ‘There will be no dearth of funds for development’

The State Government is concentrating completely on development of Gadchiroli district and there will be no dearth of funds for this, assured Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while addressing a review meeting at the meeting hall of Forest Department at Allapalli on Friday afternoon.

District Incharge Minister Raje Ambrishrao Maharaj, Zilla Parishad President Yogita Bhandekar, MP Ashok Nete, MLC Mitesh Bhangdiya, MLAs Dr Deorao Holi, Krishna Gajbhe, Secretary to the CM Praveen Pardeshi and Guardian Secretary Vikas Kharge were prominently present on the occasion.

Fadnavis said that most of the Government agencies in the district had done good work but those who have lagged behind should perform now  in achieve the targets. Reaching the benefits of Government schemes upto the last man in  the society is real development, he said.

He further said that all villages in the district should be provided with electricity and small and marginal farmers should be given electric pumps. As there is a limit for major irrigation projects due to Forest Conservation Act, the Government had laid stress on minor irrigation, the CM said adding that the work of irrigation wells should be completed before monsoon.

District Collector ASR Nayak and CEO of Zilla Parishad Shantanu Goel gave presentation of developmental works of the district. Additional Collector Mahesh Awhad proposed a vote of thanks.

Earlier, Fadnavis held a meeting with Director General of Police Satish Mathur and SP Dr Abhnav Deshmukh and discussed law and order in the district.

The Chief Minister also enquired about Forest Department’s  elephants Jaylaxmi and Vijay.

He also visited the incense sticks’ project and other stalls put up by Forest Department.  The CM was given a traditional welcome with a tribal dance by a group from Ghot.