Pune: With the State Assembly elections round the corner, the Pune International Centre (PIC) released a policy document titled ‘Progressive Maharashtra’- a road map for 2019-2024.
The document was released on Saturday at Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), Pune.
The document aims to achieve goals for the next 5 years that will take the State on the road of growth.
Speaking during the programme, PIC President Raghunath Mashelkar said, “India’s overall development is not possible without Maharashtra and to sustain the economic prosperity of Maharashtra, we need stable dynamic institutional framework. We need to work on decentralisation, democratisation, de-carbonisation and digitalisation in the state.”
The document talks of concrete ideas to achieve the goals in the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, industry, health, education, administration, development and urbanisation.
Anil Supanekar, who contributed to writing the policy document, said, “Agriculture is the backbone of the economy. There is a need to connect this sector with the global market and also we need to change the cropping pattern. Horticulture should develop in Vidarbha and Marathwada.”
Speaking on the report, Rajya Sabha MP Vandana Chavan said, “It is the job of all political parties and leaders to come together and counter these issues and have constructive dialogues on such forums.”
“The reports will be sent to all concerned political parties in Maharashtra and we had done a similar exercise during the Lok Sabha election,” said Mashelkar.
The programme was attended by PIC Vice-President Vijay Kelkar, Vandana Chavan, city Mayor Mukta Tilak, Amitav Mallik and Anil Supanekar among others.