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Maha to consider heritage walk proposal for south Mumbai

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Government will consider a proposal for organising a “heritage walk” along prime spots in South Mumbai to promote tourism, the Legislative Assembly was told on March 30.

This suggestion was made by the BJP MLA Raj Purohit during the debate on the Budgetary demands of Tourism department, reports PTI.

In his reply, Tourism Minister Jaykumar Raval said, “The suggestion is good and the government will consider its implementation.”

Raval also said that development of infrastructure will be taken up at various forts in the state to make people understand their historical significance.

Replying to the debate on demands of the Cooperation department, its minister Subhash Deshmukh said that 30 lakh quintal tur has been procured this year, which he said is historic.

“In the last ten years, the total procurement (of tur) was 2.31 lakh quintal. NAFED is procuring tur from areas within radius of 120 kms around the procurement centres. There are 316 such centres in the state,” Deshmukh said.

He said the procurement will continue until the market price of tur increases.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Girish Bapat said that 85 per cent ration card-holders have been seeded with Aadhar card.

“Due to the plugging of loopholes in PDS, 6000 metric tonne food grains have been saved this year,” he added.

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