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Maharashtra: Division of portfolios in Maha cabinet, Home-Finance to Fadnavis, CM Shinde keeps urban development

After a long wait in Maharashtra, the portfolios in the Shinde government's cabinet have been distributed on Sunday. During this, CM Eknath Shinde has got the responsibility of MRDC and Urban Development Department. DCM Devendra Fadnavis has got the responsibility of Home and Finance Ministry.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Maharashtra: After a long wait in Maharashtra, the portfolios in the Shinde government’s cabinet have been distributed on Sunday. During this, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has got the responsibility of MRDC and Urban Development Department. On the other hand, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has got the responsibility of Home and Finance Ministry. Chandrakant Patil has got the responsibility of Higher and Technical Education Department and Sudhir Munghanitwar has got the responsibility of Forest Department. After the approval of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the department allocation has been announced.

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According to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, general administration, urban development, information and technology, information and public relations, public works (public projects), transport, marketing, social justice and special assistance, relief and rehabilitation, disaster management, soil and water conservation, environment and Climate change, minorities and waqf as well as other portfolios have not been allocated to any minister. Which will be seen by the Chief Minister for the time being.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will hold the portfolios of Home, Finance and Planning, Law and Justice, Water Resources and Benefit Sector Development, Housing, Energy and Royal Courtesy.

The accounts of 18 other ministers are as follows:

1. Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil: Department of Revenue, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development

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2. Sudhir Mungantiwar: Department of Forestry, Cultural Activities and Fisheries

3. Chandrakant Patil: Department of Higher and Technical Education, Textile Industry and Parliamentary Affairs

4. Dr. Vijaykumar Gavit: Tribal Development Department

5. Girish Mahajani: Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Medical Education, Sports and Youth Welfare

6. Gulabrao Patil: Department of Water Supply and Sanitation

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7. Dada Bhus: Ports and Mines Department

8. Sanjay Rathod: Department of Food and Drug Administration

9. Suresh Khade: Labor Department

10. Sandipan Bhumre: Employment Guarantee Scheme and Horticulture Department

11. Uday Samant: Industries Department

12. Prof. Tanaji Sawant: Department of Public Health and Family Welfare

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13. Ravindra Chavan: Department of Public Works (Except Public Enterprises), Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection

14. Abdul Sattar: Department of Agriculture Department

15. Deepak Kesarkar: Department of School Education and Marathi Language

16. Atul Sev: Department of Cooperation, Other Backward Classes and Bahujan Welfare

17. Shambhuraj Desai: State Excise Department

18. Mangal Prabhat Lodha: Department of Tourism, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Women and Child Development

A total of 18 ministers were sworn in on August 9 in the Shinde cabinet, including 9 from the BJP quota and 9 from the Shinde faction. The number of members of the Maharashtra Council of Ministers is 20. No woman leader has been made a minister in the Shinde cabinet expansion. Leaders coming from Maratha and OBC community have got special attention in the cabinet. However, along with Brahmins, an attempt has been made to create a strong social engineering by giving place to Muslim, Dalit and Adivasi communities.

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