Aaj Tak News 25 August 2016

CM Devendra Fadnavis is to host top business leaders, owners of corporate houses and film celebrities on Thursday to urge them to take up development work in drought-prone villages in the state.

Sachin Tendulkar, Adi Godrej, Anand Mahindra, Ratan Tata, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are among those expected at the event on the ground floor of Mantralaya at11am.

The meeting will see the pre sence of as many as 70 business heads and film celebrities.

The government has shortlisted 1,000 villages for the programme. “ A mission to turn these into model villages will be announced at Thursday’s event,“ said a CMO official.

Water conservation, children’s education and infrastructure works are among the programmes proposed to be taken up with the corporate social responsibility funds.