MUMBAI : The Maharashtra Government approved the implementation of the Centre’s ambitious Sagarmala project, with a 50 per cent cost sharing by the state.
The Cabinet also decided to make a provision of Rs 35.90 crore for Ro-Ro jetty at Bhayandar, Kharwadeshwari, Malvan, Gorai, Vasai, Narangi, Manori, and Ghodbandar areas in various parts of the state, an official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
The Cabinet decided to send proposals to the Centre for 23 works by the Maharashtra Maritime Board, worth Rs 383.37 crore, under the Sagarmala project. The project is a strategic and customer-oriented initiative of the Central Government to modernise ports in the country so that port-led development can be augmented and coastlines can be developed to contribute in the country’s growth.
In another decision, the Cabinet decided to set up three benches of the Maharashtra Sales Tax Tribunal at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. “The cabinet took some important decisions to speed up implementation of the Village Social Transformation Mission,” the official said.
In another decision, the cabinet has decided to appoint Government officials on different committees. “These decisions also include the use of donations under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, taking assistance of any of the Government department, appointment of expert agency to get feedback time to time,” according to the official. He said the Government will open bank accounts at village level and authorise Sarpanchs and Gram Sevaks to spend money as per the needs of a village development plan.