The people of Rajapur Lok Sabha constituency have reposed their faith in me by electing me as their MP consecutively in 1996, 1998 and again in 1999 & 2004.

I have tried my best to reciprocate this faith. The welfare and development of Rajapur has been my highest priority. Some of the steps taken for the development of Rajapur constituency are enumerated in this section. Although I have made it a point to visit my constituency at least once every month and try to resolve the developmental problems, yet, this web site gives me an opportunity to interact even more with my constituents.

Some of the steps initiated by me, have helped bring considerable impetus to the local constituents in their professions and way of life.

  • Amended CRZ Act, which will help the traditional fishermen
  • National Co-operative Development Corporation sanctioned loans for cold storage, which will benefit fishery industry
  • Regular interaction with the Ministry of Surface Transport for development of Vengurla, Reddi, Deogarh, Malwan Ports of Sindhudurg District
  • 11320 ha land will come under Wasteland Development Scheme with an outlay of Rs.15 crores
  • The sanction of Bamboo Scheme by the Ministry of Environment and Forests will help in improvement of employment facilities in the constituency
  • Proposed scheme for creation of one Sanskar Kendra, Library and Gymnasium in each Dashkroshi of the constituency
  • Proposed to build a Kisan Bhawan in each Dashkroshi of the constituency
  • Helped in getting crop insurance scheme initiated by Ministry of Agriculture for the benefit of fruit growers in Konkan area
  • Under the MPLADS, work on several important projects like drinking water, bridges and electricity completed
  • For improvement of postal and telecom facilities in the constituency, held several meetings with senior officers of Ministry of Communications as well as Minister of Communications
  • Initiated a proposal with Ministry of Finance for sanction of Rs.1 lakh loan to women entrepreneurs
  • Initiated a proposal with Ministry of Finance for tax rebate to industrialists in Konkan area
  • Initiated a proposal with Ministry of Human Resource Development for Shramik Vidhya Peeth in the constituency
  • In association with FICCI, organised a seminar on 19th January, 1999 at Sindhudurg in which several top ranking industrialists participated. It was decided to approve one industry/scheme for each taluka of the constituency
  • Proposed a scheme for sanction of an Internet booth in each Dashkroshi of the constituency which will help the rural people to get information on Internet
  • Local dialling facility in Sindhudurg district was inaugurated
  • Improvement of capacity of Doordarshan Kendras at Malwan/Kankavali/ Sangameshwar
  • Meetings and follow up action with Ministry of Railways for employment to affected people of Konkan Railway
  • Helped in getting financial assistance to needy and poor people from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund/Chief Minister's Relief Fund
  • LPG Agency sanctioned for Malwan, and proposal for LPG Agencies at Shiroda, Banda, Deogarh, Rajapur, Sangameshwar under consideration of Ministry of Petroleum
  • Inclusion of Sindhudurg district in National Reconstruction Scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Sindhudurg district was declared as a Tourist District and necessary funds were sanctioned from Central Government
  • Follow up action with Government of Maharastra and Government of India for approval of an international airport at Parule, District Sindhudurg
  • Welfare schemes for betterment of Ex-servicemen of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts
  • Unemployed youth were given opportunity for employment in the defence services
  • Meetings with senior officers of Ministry of Surface Transport for sanction of Naval Training Institute in the constituency
  • Konkan based people settled in Mumbai were helped in various matters
  • Visited several villages and talukas of the constituency and helped getting the work done for the constituents
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