Pune: Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister of Pune District Ajit Pawar on Friday stated that the Maharashtra state government is making efforts to tackle various development works by coping with COVID-19. He further added that it is also trying to restore the state's economic development due to the situation caused by this virus.
Deputy Chief Minister and Guardian Minister of Pune District Ajit Pawar inaugurated various development works of Shewalewadi Gram Panchayat in Haveli taluka from the Divisional Commissioner's Office.
District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, Sarpanch Ashok Shinde, Deputy Sarpanch Amol Jagtap and Vikram Shewale were present on the occasion. Also presiding over the program were former MLA Jagannath Bappu Shewale, MLA Sanjay Jagtap, Zilla Parishad member Dilip Ghule, member Archana Kamthe, Haveli Panchayat Samiti member Dinkar Bapu Harpale, Gramsevak MP Vandana Chavan, all Gram Panchayat members, Sant Gadgebaba Gram Swachhta Samiti, water supply and sanitation.
All the villagers of Shewalewadi, including the members of the committee, Mahatma Gandhi Tantamukta Samiti, Gram Panchayat staff were present through a virtual platform.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that in times of crisis like COVID-19, Shewalewadi Gram Panchayat has emphasised on completing various development works following the instructions given by the government, and this is a good thing. On the one hand, undertaking development works, on the other hand, with the collective efforts of Gram Panchayat office bearers, administration, health department, Asha workers and villagers, they are moving towards COVID-19 liberation by preparing a planned action plan on preventive measures. Various activities have been done through public participation such as water quality, toilets, solid waste, wastewater management, water planning for kitchen gardens, tree planting, personal and public hygiene, scientific disposal of animal excreta, online facilities for citizens.
Expressing hope that more and more people-oriented, transparent, quality and sustainable works should be completed through this Gram Panchayat and that the chariot of development will continue like this, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also wished luck for further work.
On behalf of Shewalewadi Gram Panchayat, through Shapoorji Palanji and Company's Social Responsibility Fund, Lokvargani, Gramnidhi, a 1.5 km long road has been completed at a total cost of Rs. 2.25 crore. This road has been named as 'Loknete Sharad Chandraji Pawar Marg'.
The construction of 3 lakh litre water tank has been completed through the 'Integrated Water Supply' Scheme and Gram Nidhi under the Rural Water Supply Department of Zilla Parishad and a total of Rs 37 lakh has been spent for this. Under Zilla Parishad's 'Jansuvidha Yojana', the work of the cemetery near Shewalewadi-Manjari Budruk border has been completed and a total of Rs 5.60 lakh has been spent on this work.