The much-in-news 'Ambazari Biodiversity Park' will become a reality within a month’s span if all goes well. Newly appointed and youngest minister of state (MoS), Parinay Fuke, revealed that the park will be ready in a month.
On Sunday, Fuke addressed a press conference wherein he said, “I have been pursuing the project for years, since when I was a corporator. I will now ensure that it gets completed soon, using my ministerial powers.” He further revealed that approximately 50 deer will be let free in the park.
When quizzed about the problems from the Forest Conservation Act front, Fuke said that installation of the sewage treatment plant (STP) would require forest clearance. “The permission has been obtained and work is going on in full swing. We have planted 50,000 trees in the park and the survival rate is 80%,” he said.
The dismal state of the tribal schools in Maharashtra was also acknowledged by the minister. “We have floated a tender for buying furniture for tribal schools. The government’s aim is that no tribal student should be forced to sit on the floor in the school,” he said.
“The new tribal development minister Ashok Uike and I took a review of tribal schools on the second day of taking charge. We have issued several directives to the officials. We have also decided to start an insurance for the 5.5 lakh tribal students,” Fuke added.
Talking about other welfare schemes, the minister said his utmost priority is to present the tribal farmers with agricultural pump connections.
As he is the MoS for public works, Fuke admitted that the roads in majority parts of Maharashtra have plenty of potholes. “The numbers have reduced in the last two to three years. We now take photographs of repaired potholes and upload them on the public works department (PWD) website. However, I will take more efforts to make PWD roads pothole free,” he said.
Fuke accredited his success of securing the ministerial berth to his efforts in making sure BJP wins in the Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha constituency. In 2018, the party had lost the bypoll and the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) was nominated from the National Congress Party (NCP). “The bypoll results are usually against the government. However, people voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this election,” he said.
“I never have any plans. It is the party which takes the decision,” when asked if he would contest the assembly elections.
Information source: timesofindia
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