As part of an extensive development package for the Marathwada region in Maharashtra, several initiatives are set to transform the landscape. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has recently unveiled a slew of projects aimed at bolstering education, healthcare, agriculture, and women’s empowerment in the region.

New Medical Colleges in Parbhani and Nanded

One of the major highlights of this development package is the establishment of new medical colleges in Parbhani and Nanded. Chief Minister Shinde announced the allocation of Rs 485 crore for a medical college in Hingoli as well. These investments in healthcare infrastructure are poised to significantly enhance medical education and services in Marathwada.

Conservation Project for ‘Red Kandhari’ and ‘Devni’ Cows

In a bid to promote conservation efforts, a project dedicated to the preservation of ‘red kandhari’ and ‘devni’ cows will be launched in Ambajogai, Beed. This initiative aligns with the state’s commitment to protecting indigenous cattle breeds and fostering sustainable agriculture.

Empowering Women and Progress in Marathwada

Marathwada is set to receive an additional provision of Rs 1,076 crore to fund projects aimed at the progress and empowerment of women. Over 12 lakh women from the region are expected to benefit from these initiatives, marking a significant step towards gender equality and economic empowerment.

Improving Education with School Adoptions

Another notable aspect of the development package is the opportunity for schools in the state to be adopted, which will lead to the improvement of the quality of education. This initiative emphasizes the government’s commitment to enhancing the educational infrastructure in Marathwada.

Infrastructure Development

Aside from healthcare and education, the development package also includes infrastructure projects. A civil court has been sanctioned in Sillod in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (formerly Aurangabad), addressing the need for better access to legal services.

New agricultural colleges are in the pipeline for Nanded, Soyegaon, and Parli in Beed. Parli will also host a soybean research center, contributing to advancements in agricultural practices in the region. Additionally, a new ITI incubation center is set to be established in Jalna with an investment of Rs 10 crore, furthering the growth of technical education and vocational skills.

Development Progress in Marathwada

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis noted that out of the 31 developmental works announced for Marathwada in 2016, a total of 23 have been successfully implemented. This reflects the government’s commitment to fulfilling its promises and driving progress in the region.

Historical Significance

The Maharashtra government convened its cabinet meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of Marathwada’s Liberation Day. On September 17, 1948, Marathwada was liberated from the rule of the Hyderabad Nizam. This occasion underscores the historical significance of the region and the government’s dedication to its development.

Investments in Irrigation Projects

As part of the development package, Chief Minister Shinde also announced revised administrative sanctions for irrigation projects worth Rs 14,000 crore. These investments are expected to address water scarcity issues and support agriculture, a critical sector in Marathwada’s economy.


The comprehensive development package for Marathwada reflects the government’s commitment to transforming the region across various sectors, including healthcare, education, agriculture, and women’s empowerment. These initiatives are poised to enhance the quality of life for residents and drive progress in this historically significant part of Maharashtra.


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