Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today chaired the 23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council at Gandhinagar. Out of the 16 issues discussed today, 14 were resolved in the meeting with mutual understanding and consensus.
Reiterating the Centre’s resolve to promote cooperative federalism with the states, Mr. Rajnath Singh said that during the last 3 years or so, two Council meetings and 3 Standing Committee meetings of the Western Zonal Council were held. In these Council meetings, 41 items had been discussed and 31 resolved.
The Council reviewed the progress of the implementation of the recommendations made at the last meeting relating to surplus lands of various Organisations of Central Government to be made available for achieving objectives of “Housing for All: 2022” and issues relating to Aadhaar.
The Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani who was host of this meeting emphasised the need for coordination and cooperation of the Western Zonal States on the issue of marine security.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Administrator of the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and senior officers from Central and State Governments.