The state is celebrating the birthday of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. Navi Mumbai News wishes the Chief Minister on his birthday with this special report. The dynamic and popular Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh was born on May 26, 1945 at Babhalgaon in District Latur of Marathwada. From a village sarpanch in Latur district to the top post for the second time, the 63-year-old CM has extensive experience in the legislature and administration. He hails from the economically backward region of Marathwada and is known for his administrative acumen. As a youth he took keen interest in drought relief work and farmers relief work. CM VRD had been a minister in various governments in Maharashtra from 1982 to 1995 holding the portfolios of revenue, cooperation, agriculture, home, industries and education. A widely traveled man, he visited several foreign countries to study agricultural and industrial development trends. Not many know that the CM’s dream project – the Manjara Co-op. Sugar Mill with computerized and wireless system has established a world record for crushing the highest quantity of sugarcane. It has bagged 34 awards on national and international level for excellence in production and management. CM VRD firmly believes that education is the key to progress. On his birthday, Navi Mumbai News wishes the CM heartfelt birthday greetings.
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