State Govt for thermal power plant in Umrer: Chief Minister

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Feb 2018 10:19:16


Umrer Correspondent,

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said State Government is inclined to push ahead with plan to set-up 1200 MW thermal power plant at Umrer given proximity to coal reserve which would help in keeping the generation cost on lower side. Alongside the generation plant would create 10,000 jobs that would also help the local youth.
The Government also is pushing with speedy completion of Gosikhurd project and ensure that the project does not face paucity of funds, he added further.

Addressing the public meeting largely attended by people at local old bus stand area after inaugurating Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hall and Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Multi-purpose Hall cum shopping complex, Chief Minister recalled Dr Ambedkar’s vision and contribution in achieving the goal of social equality through the Constitution. Exposing the contradiction in the opposition parties, he said, the people leading Samvidhan Bachao Rally’ could not procure one inch of land of Indu Mill for Dr Ambedkar’s Memorial.’ Today we, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guidance, have fulfilled that dream.

Referring to the political skirmishes witnessed over naming the multi-purpose hall cum shopping complex after Pt Deendayal Upadhyay he said, the Opposition is oblivious to the contribution of exponent of Integrated Humanism’ and propagator of Antyodaya’ (welfare of the last person) Pt Upadhyaya and recalled that he was the only non-political person to whom the Parliament had unanimously paid homage in the House after his unfortunate death. The world only knew about capitalism of America and Communism of Russia before Pt Upadhyay advocated integrated humanism. Earlier only names of persons from particular families were given to any Government scheme and projects now it has stopped and national heroes are getting reverence which is due to them.

Speaking on the farm loan waiver by the previous government amounting to Rs. 6000 crores, he pointed out a case of a farmer from Kolhapur whose loan of Rs. 25 lakh was waived and farmers from Vidarbha were neglected. He questioned why Sharad Pawar conveniently forgot to support Swaminathan Commission recommendations when he was Union Agriculture Minister.

He also announced that Rs. 15 crores would be provided for upgradation of infrastructure facilities in Umrer town. This is in addition to previous Rs. 10 crores given by the Government and appealed locals to keep the town clean. Similarly, Chief Minister directed officials to prepare proposal for housing for all for poor and downtrodden people of the town. Funds also has been release for Nagpur-Nabghid Broad Gauge work and Nagpur-Umrer concrete road will be taken-up on priority basis.

Renowned neurologist Dr. Chandrashekhar Meshram, Jaya Ramteke for work in field of sickle cell, Guinness record holder skater Shrusti Sharma, Riddhi Sharma who participated n National Roller Hockey Championship, and several farmers were felicitated by Chief Minister on the occasion.

Among those prominently present on the dais included Guardian Minister Chandra-shekhar Bawankule, MLA Sudhir Parwe, MP Krupal Tumane, Umrer Municipal Council President Vijaylakshmi Bhadoriya, BJP Nagpur (Rural) President Dr Rajiv Potdar, DPDC member Anand Raut, Dr Shirish Meshram and Chairman of Dr Ambedkar Samiti, Ram Gajghate. Shrikant Pande and Manish Kolarkar conducted the proceedings. Dr Mukesh Mudgal proposed a vote of thanks.