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With falling revenue, Maharashtra facing its worst economic & health crisis

The government estimated around Rs 30,000 crore of monthly revenues, but with the state under two months of lockdown, its receipts have shrunk

With falling revenue, Maharashtra facing its worst economic & health crisis
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The Maharashtra government in April had set up a committee to suggest measures for economic revival

Aneesh Phadnis
On March 6, Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar presented the Maha Vikas Aghadi government’s maiden Budget, rolling out schemes for farmers and employment generation. The mood in the alliance was buoyant as it had completed 100 days. A day later Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Ayodhya to mark the occasion. By then the state had not reported any Covid-19 case — the first positive case was confirmed in Pune on March 9.

Two months later, the story is different. As Covid-19 cases surge and businesses remain shut, the state is facing its worst economic and health crisis. The Budget proposals

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First Published: May 24 2020 | 6:14 PM IST

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