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Fadnavis meets Principal Secy to PM over draught assistance

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Devendra on Friday met Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here to discuss various issues regarding drought assistance to the state.

The has given a proposal of Rs 7962.63 crore to the Centre and a central team is already on a visit to

expressed concerns over the severity of the drought and sought early assistance. Misra assured for early procedures and subsequently required decision making.

also demanded that additional target of 6 lakh houses be allotted to under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) rural as the has provided up to Rs 50,000 for the land purchase of up to 500 sq.ft and also made available land for PMAY beneficiaries.

The Maharashtra also requested for early finalisation of draft CRZ notification, finalisation of economic-sensitive zones of Tungareshwar, Thane and wildlife sanctuary, Solapur.

Fadnavis requested for use of in Tiger safaris to promote eco-tourism in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve to carry more passengers. This will help reduce man-animal conflicts and also boost tourism promotion.

Other issues discussed were railway land requirement for Dharavi redevelopment project, HUDCO loan among others.

Misra has assured Fadnavis for positive consideration towards all the issues.

A committee will be formed with officials from and CEO, Dharavi Redevelopment and decision will be taken soon on railway land requirement for the Dharavi redevelopment project.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:45 IST