Jamir unfurls flag on Maharashtra Day

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Mumbai, May 1 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir today unfurled the National flag on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the formation of the state of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park here.

Mr Jamir, while speaking on the occasion, informed that Maharashtra has secured approval for 130 Special Economic Zones, which is the highest in the country.

The State has also attracted 95 mega project proposals with a projection cost of Rs 1,20,000 crore. These projects would generate more than two lakh jobs, the Governor said.

He said that with a view to provide adequate and affordable housing to the poor and middle class, a new housing policy had been annouced. He mentioned that the state would construct 10 lakh affordable houses over the next two years under various national programmes.

Measures such as increasing the FSI for MHADA colonies to 2.5 to ensure the availability of a large pool of affordable houses for the economically weaker sections were also being taken, he added.

Earlier, Mr Jamir inspected the ceremonial parade and took the salute from the marching coloums of State Reserve Police Force, Mumbai Police Armed Police, Mumbai City Riot Control Squad, Maharashtra Police, Fire brigade, Home Guards, Mumbai Women Police, Mumbai Railway Police, Traffic police, Civil Defence and others.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister of State for Protocol Rana Jagjit Singh Patil, Mayor Dr Shubha Raul, Sheriff Dr Indu Shahani, Chief Secretary Johny Joseph, Director General of Police A N Roy, and other top government officials were present on the occasion.

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