Maharashtra Has No Funds, Will Have To Take Loan To Pay Salaries Of Govt Employees: Vijay Wadettiwar

Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said on Thursday that the state has not received any funds from the Centre following which the state government will have to take a loan to pay the salaries of government employees next month.

“The situation in the state is such that we will have to take a loan next month to pay salaries of government employees. Except for 3-4 departments, spending has been cut in other departments,” Wadetivar told a press conference here.

He said that the state government has not received any funds from the central government.

“We have not received any funds from the Centre. If a leader says that we have received funds from the Centre, they are cheating the state. However, there is no cash crisis to handle the COVID-19 situation in the state,” the Minister said.

Speaking about the status of coronavirus in the state, Wadeteshwar said that Pune district has around 400 control areas, while Mumbai has more than 700 containment zones.

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