Maharashtra Govt Committed to Solving Issues of Farmers, Maratha Reservation: Ajit Pawar in Assembly – News18

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. File pic/X

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. File pic/X

Ajit Pawar also informed the house that farmers who have been affected due to unseasonal rains, including dairy farmers, orange, cotton and sugarcane growers, will be adequately compensated as a discussion has taken place between the chief minister and his deputies

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said in the state assembly that the problems faced by farmers, reservation of Marathas, and other important issues will be discussed and solutions will be found after due discussions with all stakeholders. “The state government is committed to discussing the issues and solving the problems. If needed we will discuss revoking the ban on onion export and producing ethanol from sugarcane will also be discussed with union home minister Amit Shah and commerce minister Piyush Goyal and a favourable way will be found,” he said.

Pawar added that on the issue of milk price rise, a meeting will be presided over by chief minister Eknath Shinde and a solution will be found.

The deputy CM also assured the house that this government is very serious on the issue of Maratha reservation and committed to finding a favourable solution.

On the first day of the winter session, the state government was targeted by the opposition over the alleged “photo opportunity” when the CM and his deputies met distressed farmers in their villages near Nagpur city.

Ajit Pawar also informed the house that farmers who have been affected due to unseasonal rains, including dairy farmers, orange, cotton and sugarcane growers, will be adequately compensated as a discussion has taken place between the chief minister and his deputies.

Pawar also said in the house that the ban on producing ethanol from sugarcane has affected the farmers and also the mills, and the issue has been discussed by the state government with union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal.

“Union minister Nitin Gadkari has also assured to find a favourable solution for the sugarcane growers, and a meeting will be held on Saturday or Sunday,” added Pawar.

The dairy farmers need immediate financial help and compensation and this will be done in the meeting to be led by the chief minister, he said.