Mumbai : Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the state government will ensure that middle income group people are able to afford their own houses.

“It is very difficult for the common man to own a house in Mumbai or at other big cities in Maharashtra. For this, we have decided to work towards a goal of ensuring affordable houses. And it will be ensured that it happens at the earliest,” he said.

The Chief Minister was speaking after unfurling the tricolour at the Mantralaya here to mark the 68th Independence Day. Chavan added that the government will make Maharashtra an “online” state in the next five years, that will reduce corruption and help citizens avail government facilities. “We want to make Maharashtra an online state that will help citizens avail all the services of the government sitting at home.

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