Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said the state is attracting investment in a big way and assured the industry that his government will clear obstacles if any to facilitate its flow.

Reacting to reports that the German giant Volkswagen had put on hold additional investment in its plant here owing to VAT related problems, Chavan told reporters, "The state is attracting investment in a big way. If there are any obstacles for industry, they will be cleared."

Chavan who attended a meeting of state revenue department here also informed that Rs 580 crore spent on drought-related measures had been reimbursed by the Centre.

He said after the monsoon, a geological survey would be undertaken to assess and replenish the water table in the state.

Chavan, who was accompanied by deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar refused to comment on a possible cabinet reshuffle in the Congress-NCP coalition government in the state.


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