Maharashtra government in association with the World Bank plans to implement Nanaji Deshmukh Krushi Sanjivani Prakalp, a project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (PoCRA), in 15 drought-prone and salt pan districts of Maharashtra.
These districts are Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Hingoli, Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal, Nanded and Latur. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis chaired a meeting with Ministers, MLAs, and Members of Legislative Councils (MLCs) for discussing the progress of PoCRA.
Ministers Pandurang Fundkar, Sadabhau Khot, Pravin Pote Patil, Madan Yerawar, Gulabrao Patil, Sanjay Rathod, officials from World Bank, agriculture department and concerned departments were present for this meeting. Under this programme, 5,000 villages from 15 districts across Maharashtra will be transformed at the cost of Rs. 4000 crore with the sole aim to provide better quality of life to farmers.
During the meeting, the chief minister emphasised the importance of integration of water conversation, effective water management and budgeting, crop management for sustainable agriculture. He also thanked World Bank for its great support as it is for the first time after creation of Maharashtra state that such huge project is implemented.
He gave directions to officials and ministers for fast tracking of process and implementing the project within 6 months. In continuation of efforts to provide better life to farmers Fadnavis also launched the 7/12 utara , a crucial land document, on a digital platform under Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) across the State.
In the initial stage, digitally signed 7/12 extracts will be available in two districts, Nashik and Wardha and entire record of 7/12 will be online by March 2017.
The state government claims that almost 2.5 crore 7/12 extract have been brought online until now. A computerised 7/12 utara can be downloaded from AapleSarkar portal which will be digitally signed by the concerned official.