Maharashtra to set up innovation council as separate body

Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to set up and register State Innovation Council as a separate government institution. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.

Noted scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar will be the co-chairman of the council. "This council will help Startup India movement and will work as a platform for coordination to prepare road map and encourage innovations," Fadnavis said.

The Council is expected to create a cross-cutting system to boost innovation performance in the state. The cabinet also decided to set up a State Management Unit to speed up implementation of rural housing scheme.

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