Jalna, Maharashtra, Jun 6 (UNI) Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said the government will sanction a grant of Rs 10 lakh to buy modern facilities such as computers, internet connection and fax machines for the newly constructed Patrakar Bhavan here.
He was speaking after inaugurating the building. Minister of State for Urban Development and Guardian Minister Rajesh Tope was the chief guest, while state energy minister Dilip Walse-Patil and health minister Dr Vimal Mundada were also present on the occasion.
Mr Deshmukh lauded the local journalists for having built a good building without any aid from the government.
On the city's water woes, he said the government had sent a proposal of Rs 123 crore to the Centre for resolving the water crisis faced by the people of Jalgaon. The government will strive to get it approved from the Centre, he said.
The Chief Minister said considering the rapid urbanisation across the state, that has touched 43 per cent, the government had asked City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) to chalk out a blue print for the well-planned development of the town.
The plan will focus on how to develop the town in the next 20-25 years and will incorporate villages within the radius of 10 kilometres.
Mr Tope praised the local journalists for their contribution to the development of the district, and also highlighted the problems faced by the district.
Jalgaon District Marathi Patrakar Sangh's president Abdul Hafeez welcomed Mr Deshmukh and gave details about the construction work in his speech.
Among others present on the occasion included MLA Arvind Chavan, Chandrakant Danve, Babanrao Lonikar, Suresh Jethliya, N M Sheikh, former MP Ankushrao Tope, former MP Kailas Gortiyal and reporters from across the district.
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