Mathura, 2015.09.02 (VT): The Braj Planning and Development Board has formally begun functioning from Monday. The newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the board, Shri Ravindra Datt Paliwal, chaired a meeting in which he briefed the the officials from various departments on the structure of the board, the act under which it was formed, and its functioning.
The Chief Minister Shri Akhilesh Yadav is Chairman of the Board, which will be working for the preservation of the heritage, culture and environment of Vraja. Shri Paliwal said that the newly formed board will not replace any government department, but will ensure the proper coordination between the them to give a boost to religious tourism and bring consistency to the various projects.
Since the board was formed by getting an act passed from both the houses of the state assembly, it will play a unique role in the development of Braj. It will become very easy for officers to send their developmental proposals to the government through the board, as it is made up of members from all departments. Though the plans will be approved by the government, feedback about the plans will be taken from the board. The board will take advice from the local people also.
Shri Paliwal insisted that the development plan should be made in such a way that it sustains for next thirty years. The plan and the budget required for it should be sent to the MVDA.
Shri Paliwal inaugurated the board’s office at the MVDA building and took necessary information from the MVDA secretary. The board will accept funds from the corporate houses too. Anyone who can donate a minimum of five crore rupees can become a member of the board.