The Governor urged the people to come together and make a resolve to create a new and strong Maharashtra
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Pic/Sameer Abedi
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday after unfurling the national flag at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Maidan in Mumbai's Dadar extended greetings to the people of Maharashtra on the 74th anniversary of the Republic Day of India.
“I pay my respect and tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Kranti Jyoti Savitribai Phule, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and other great social reformers,” he said.
The Governor urged the people to come together and make a resolve to create a new and strong Maharashtra. “My government is working for creating a progressive and developed Maharashtra by taking all the elements of the society together. I appeal to all to come together and resolve to create a new and strong Maharashtra,” he urged.
Koshyari said that Maharashtra has set ambitious target of one trillion Dollar economy in consonance with the nations target of achieving five trillion Dollar economy till 2026-27.
In his speech, he said that for providing sufficient employment opportunities to the youths, 75 thousand vacant posts are filled up. Also, 18,331 posts of police constables will be filled in the state.
"46 thousand 154 candidates were given employment in various companies, corporate houses and industries in December 2022," the Governor said.
He further said the increment of Rs 10,000 had been made in the pension of freedom fighters and now they get Rs 20,000 towards pension. "Five thousand 406 freedom fighters are benefited by this decision," the Governor said.
The Governor also informed that till date, assistance of Rs 1,60,00,000 has been given to the journalists of the state under the Shankarrao Chauhan Suvarna Mahotsavi Patrakaar Nidhi. “Under this scheme, 263 accredited journalists were provided assistance for treatment of chronic diseases. 154 senior journalists of the state are given rupees 11 thousand per month as pension under the Aacharya Bal Shastri Jambhekar Patrakaar Samman Yojana (APJ SY)," he said.
"A total of 46 crore rupees had been distributed as compensation to the owners of livestock after the death of 18 thousand 432 cattle following the ‘Lumpy’ skin disease. Notably, Maharashtra is the first state to compensate the cattle rearers," the Governor added.
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