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No shortage of funds for tribal welfare: Maharashtra Governor

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

Rao Saturday emphasised on speeding up work on projects meant for the welfare of tribals in the state.

He said there was no dearth of funds for the various programmes launched by the for tribals.

The was speaking at a function at Sahapur here in Maharashtra's district organisedby the South Indian Society (SIES).

Rao, who hails from Telangana and was appointed in August 2014, spoke in Marathi at the event where the audience largely comprised people were south

In his speech, Rao admitted he was not fluent in Marathi, but was learning the language.

"But I will gradually make efforts to speak in Marathi," he told the audience.

Earlier, he inaugurated newly built hostels and 'bhojanshala' (kitchen) for state-run schools for tribals at Sahapur. The facilities were built by the SIES under its Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) initiative.

In his speech, Rao called for fast-tracking completion of projects meant for tribals and said there was no shortage of funds for these programmes.

Even private companies have come forward to give a helping hand in completing these projects, he said.

Rao urged tribal students to continue their and not to drop out of schools.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 23:05 IST