Union Minister's Update On Various Projects In Maharashtra
The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that four bridge-cum-weirs will be constructed on Bhima and Sina rivers in the district, keeping in view the problem of water shortage. He said that almost all projects in the district are making good progress. Shri Gadkari said that irrigation work which has been pending for 15 years got started because of PM’s priority on the area, including Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. He said that around 1,200 crore rupees has been sanctioned for Tembhu lift irrigation for Solapur, Sangli and Satara districts, Maharashtra.
Speaking on road construction, the Minister said that the construction of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi route and Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi route, of around 3.75 thousand crore rupees will commence in February 2019. He said that under Bharatmala project 75 km ring road has been sanctioned and work begun. Citing various road projects where construction is happening at a brisk pace, the Minister said that under the guidance of the PM and under the leadership of Maharashtra CM, land acquisition work has been progressing well. He said that the picture of Solapur district is changing.
Shri Gadkari added that there are 38 sugar factories in Solapur district, and 2 more are being built. Noting that issues of sugarcane farmers are serious, he said this is because of the global economy because sugar from Brazil is sold at Rs. 19. He said that the PM took a historic decision that sugar will be sold at a minimum price of Rs. 29 and made a policy for the subsidy to sugar exporters; he said this is one of the best decisions taken by the PM, for the welfare of farmers suffering due to drought.