India: Maharashtra to form panel for suggesting ways to tackle demonetisation

Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaUpdated: Nov 15, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

Indians are scrambling to get their Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes exchanged, a day after the government made them redundant. Photograph:(AFP)

Maharashtra government will set up a cabinet sub-committee to recommend measures to avoid inconvenience to people due to demonetisation.

The decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis here today.

The sub-committee will take stock of the steps taken so far by the state and also recommend measures to ease inconvenience to the people.

"The cabinet meeting reviewed the situation arising out of the Centre's move to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes," an official in the Chief Minister's office said.

In another decision, the cabinet also cleared 500 MW wind energy projects through open access connectivity out of the 3,500 MW being generated outside the state.

It was also decided to conduct a second survey of waqf properties in the state.

The cabinet extended the time period for fulfilment of conditions under the amnesty scheme for pending cases regarding sales tax.

The Cabinet also approved the policy regarding use of fly ash generated from thermal power stations.