A three-person committee will investigate why Maharashtra islosing major projects


A state minister stated on Wednesday that the Maharashtra government would create a three-
member committee under the direction of a retired judge to investigate why major industrial
projects in the last three to four months chose locations outside the state.
Uday Samant, the state’s minister of industries, added that a white paper presenting the facts
on the subject will be published soon.
The Opposition has been criticizing the Maharashtra government of Eknath Shinde and the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was sworn in on June 30 of this year. The semiconductor
facility that Vedanta-Foxconn had originally planned to build in Pune and cost 1.54 lakh
crore switched to Gujarat in September.
In October, the state lost yet another significant project to Gujarat after a partnership between
the Tata group and European aviation giant Airbus chose Vadodara for its $22,000 crore
project to produce military aircraft.
Aaditya Thackeray, a former Maharashtra minister, has been criticizing the administration
and Mr. Samant in particular for preferring Gujarat over Maharashtra for major contra

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