Maharashtra: Fadnavis govt's mega plantation drive Thackeray sarkar's scanner
The Devendra Fadnavis government's ambitious drive of planting 33 crore trees across Maharashtra is now under the scanner of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. The government has ordered an inquiry into the complaints of large-scale irregularities in the drive.
The drive was started during the earlier Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena government by erstwhile forest minister and senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar.
Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said that he approached Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod after he received several complaints an asked for an inquiry.
"I have received several complaints from activists alleging that in spite of large scale spending, half of the trees have dried up.