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Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajit Pawar announces two committees to ensure economic revival

Earlier, Ajit Pawar took Twitter to inform that a cabinet sub-committee meeting was held in the Mantralaya to review the current status of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ajit Pawar announces two committees to ensure economic revival
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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday announced two committees to suggest effective measures to revive the economy which has been adversely affected due to the lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier, he took Twitter to inform that a cabinet sub-committee meeting was held in the Mantralaya to review the current status of the coronavirus outbreak. 

In the meeting, along with Maharashtra Food and Civil Supply Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, state Water Resource Minister Jayant Patil, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde and Transport Minister Anil Parab.

Moreover, Maharashtra Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Ashok Chavan and Health Minister Rajesh Tope attended the meeting via video conference. The seven-member committee including cabinet ministers including Ashok Chavan, Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil, Balasaheb Thorat, Eknath Shinde and Anil Parab will be headed by Ajit Pawar who holds the Finance department in the Maharashtra government, the Free Press Journal reported.

The committee will also help the state machinery including civic, local bodies along with the health and police department who are at the frontline of this battle against the coronavirus or COVID-19.

Another committed announced by Ajit Pawar comprises of retired and active bureaucrats. The 11-member committee includes retired bureaucrats JS Sahani, Subodh Kumar, Ramanath Jha, Umeshchandra Sarangi, Jayant Kawale and Sudhir Shrivastava.

Moreover, Additional Chief Secretary (Planning), Principal Secretary (Industries and Finance), Secretary (Agriculture) will be part of the will be committee while Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) will be the convener of the committee.

The lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended till April 30 while Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday also announced that the nationwide lockdown will remain till May 3. Amid this, the industries and various business activities have come to a halt which has affected the economy in the state.  

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