Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan today promised to make the state `global` with people
having per capita income of Rs one lakh.
"We will make Maharashtra a global state and per
capita income of the people would be Rs one lakh in coming
years," Chavan said on the eve of Golden Jubilee celebration
of the state, which was formed on May 1, 1960.
The Chief Minister also assured to make the state load
shedding free by 2012 and to build 10 lakh affordable houses
in the next five years.
Highlighting the works of the Congress-led Government,
Chavan said it has made a provision of Rs 1550 crore to
distribute five essential food items at subsidised rate
considering inflation across the nation.
On the vexed Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute,
Chavan said the state is pursing the issue with the Centre. A
case in this regard is also before the Supreme Court, he
Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said
"Maharashtra has contributed the most in the past 50 years to
the progress of the nation. I am confident that it would
remain aggressive in all the sectors."