Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan today said the security of the people in
the country`s financial capital and the rest of the state was
the topmost priority of his government.
Addressing a gathering after unfurling the tricolour here
on the occasion of the 65th Independence Day, Chavan said his
government is committed to ensuring that people feel safe and
secure in the state.
"Modernisation of security apparatus is a priority and
the government is working on it," the Chief Minister said.
He said his government plans to make Mumbai a city of
Talking about the row over providing housing to mill
workers, Chavan expressed confidence that the issue would be
resolved through discussions and consensus.
Describing the rampant practice of female foeticide as a
"stigma in the progress and development of the state", he said
maintaining the social balance is the responsibility of each
"Merely enacting laws will not help and everybody has to
work towards creating awareness against the evil practice of
female foeticide," Chavan said.
The Chief Minister said 2010-11 had seen record
agriculture production of pulses, wheat, sugarcane and cotton.
He said the state will be free of load shedding by 2012.
"Our present (power) generation is 12,730 MW and projects
worth 5,000 MW are underway," he said.
Chavan said his government is pursuing the demand for
granting classical language status to Marathi with the central
Referring to e-governance, he said that tenders worth
over Rs 50 lakh will be issued electronically.
Meanwhile, the city police maintained a tight `bandobast`
at railway stations, bus stops and main roads in the city and
suburbs in view of the I-Day celebrations in the metropolis.