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25 students to give CM gyaan on graft, drought

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 26, 2017, 4:11 am IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2017, 4:11 am IST

Transform Maharashtra is a state-wide competition inviting ideas from educational institutes.

The students will also outline issues releated Digital Maharashtra and Swachh Maharashtra.
 The students will also outline issues releated Digital Maharashtra and Swachh Maharashtra.

Mumbai: Twenty-five students from four city colleges — Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) IIT-Bombay, VJTI and DJ Sanghvi engineering college are going to give a presentation on issues faced by the state like that of drought, corruption to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on May 1.

The students are also going to highlight the issues related to digital Maharashtra, Swachh Maharashtra.

 

It is a part of Mr Fadnavis’ initiative named ‘Transform Maharashtra.’ Transform Maharashtra is a state-wide competition inviting ideas from educational institutes with an aim to engaging youth in policy planning.

The categories are based on 11 varied socio-economic challenges faced by the state such as drought, corruption, urban poverty, cleanliness and languishing trials in courts among other issues.

Omkar Patil, a student from VJTI, said, “We are going to talk about how to have maximum start-up in the state via having helping centres where guidelines would be given to those having ideas and also getting on investment for the start-up. The rural part of the state has many ideas that can change the way start-ups are today.”

 

He added, “It is only when the rural population is informed we can have the segment of start-up booming.”

The initiative of transform Maharashtra was launched in collaboration with the action for collective transformation, for raising awareness among the youth towards their responsibilities to contribute to the growth story in the state.

Majority of the applications were for categories that dealt with themes of drought, rural education, cleanliness and developing sustainable cities.

Another student, Kartik Gogula, from TISS, who is going to present on the state of solid waste management in the state, said, “We are going to propose that every household should be given some type of incentive for segregating wet waste and dry waste. Currently, there is lack of incentives for the producers to use more recyclable products and for households to segregate waste.”

 

Tags: tata institute of social sciences, devendra fadnavis, iit-bombay
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)