Nagpur, Dec 9 – Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday assured the Legislative Assembly that the government was ready to discuss all important issues like untimely rains, problems of farmers and the Maratha reservation issue in the House.
He also referred to issues like milk, oranges, cotton and sugarcane farmers, ban on onion export, and ethanol production from sugarcane.
“If the need arises I will meet Union Ministers Amit Shah and Piyush Goyal and work out the issues of tobacco exports and ethanol production,” Pawar said.
After rejecting the adjournment motion tabled by the opposition parties, Pawar assured the members that the issue of Maratha reservation was important and the government was trying to find a solution to it.
The problems of unseasonal rain, milk, orange, cotton and sugarcane farmers have been discussed with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and a decision will be taken so as to give relief to all the farmers.
The ban on ethanol production from sugarcane will increase the problems of sugarcane farmers and sugar mills, he said.
Discussions have been held with Union Minister for Cooperation Shah, Union Commerce Minister Goyal. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has also looked into the issue and promised to cooperate to find a way out of it.
The Deputy Chief Minister said if the Chief Minister is unable to hold a meeting due to lack of time, he himself will hold a meeting with the Dairy Development Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil next Tuesday to resolve the issue of milk producing farmers.