Developers must work without fear now: Bawankule

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Jun 2017 10:43:13


Business Bureau,

APPRECIATING the work carried out in a planned manner in the housing sector by the Maharashtra Government Chandrashekar Bawankule, Maharashtra Energy Minister and Guardian Minister of Nagpur District urged the developers of the State to work without any fear in mind. Bawankule was speaking at the installation function of the new team of Builders Association of India (BAI).

The BAI had organised a day long seminar on various issues of which the Minister was speaking at the concluding and installation function of the new team. Also present on the dais were H N Vijaya Raghava Reddy, National President of Builders Association of India, Rajendra Athawale, Chairman of Maharashtra of BAI, K Rajkumaran Nair, Centre Chairman, Butibori Nagpur, Jayant Khadatkar, Chairman of the organising committee, Avinash Patil, IPP of BAI and others.

Bawankule further added, “The builders were taking their hands out due to the non planned development. But the new Government of Devendra Fadnavis has made things crystal clear. The present Government has made 94 amendments in the Urban Town Planning due to which now working will be easy for the developers in the State.”
He urged developers to come forward and take the work of affordable housing for which the Government was ready to give all support and make the dream come true of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister for implementing ‘Housing for All by 2022’ come true.”

He also informed about the Cabinet meetings decision of full loan waivers to farmers thereby making their land documents completely free from banks. Bawankule also urged builders to make use of solar energy in their projects which would be cost effective in their schemes.
H N Vijaya Raghava Reddy, urged the builders to come together and make the BAI strong. “Each one must bring one member’ is the theme of the year. If our Association is strong we will be able to bargain more effectively with the Government.”

Reddy also urged the builders for image building. He suggested them to take up community development works like adopting a village, building toilets in schools etc. Reddy also appreciated the RERA Act and GST.

“In GST builders will have to pay only 2 per cent of the tax while there is exemption for contractors. RERA Act is completely favourable for us, as we can take back our deposit amount with the amount of completion of work. So its a good time for the builders and contractors,” Reddy said. Rajendra Athwale asked the builders to unite and face the future challenges. K Rajkumaran Nair elaborating the work of Nagpur Butibori Centre requested the Minister to provide land for setting up a skill development centre. He also expressed his desire to start a mobile laboratory.

D L Desai and T R Mundle were awarded with ‘Life Time Achievement’ award for the contribution to the industry. Vinod Chandak, Maharashtra Secretary of BAI, Girish Manapure, Treasurer and S Madhusudan were also felicitated for their contribution. Pratik Bhoble, who scored 97 per cent marks in the SSC was also felicitated. Moreshwar Dhoble proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was conducted by Renuka Deshkar.