The state government on Tuesday decided to scrap the river regulation zone policy. The policy made areas within two kilometres of high flood lines on either side of river basins no-development zones. Environmentalists and experts have slammed the decision and raised a number of issues.
It is interesting to note that the decision has been taken on the eve of the scheduled departure of chief ministerDevendra Fadnavis and a delegation of state officials for the Davos World Economic Forum. Fadnavis is going to hold one on one meetings with corporate leaders to attract investment in the state. The state government had sought opinion from the law and judiciary department on the policy, adopted by the previous Congress-NCP government.