HON. UDDHAVJI THACKERAY, CHIEF MINISTER - MAHARASHTRA

“Kokan has an outstanding form of nature's richness in this festival.
Tourism, products, food culture and folk art in Kokan can be seen as well.We are committed to the best cooperation for the overall development of Kokan.”

HON. SHARADCHANDRAJI PAWAR, former UNION minister

“It is heartwarming to see that I was able to stay on a good program. You're all working great.
The enthusiasm should be maintained that everyone is trying to get together for the development of Kokan.
And if you can do this work in Kokan today, it will give very big boost to Maharashtra's economy.”

HON. DEVENDRAJI FADNAVIS, former CHIEF MINISTER - MAHARASHTRA

“People of Kokan region have done a lot of work in their field & I believe that kokan cannot be left behind if all the people decide to come together for the development of kokan.
The state government will also fully stand behind for the development of Kokan.
For the development of tourism in Kokan, You must do whatever you have been requested through the Global Kokan Festival.”

HON. NITINJI GADKARI, UNION Minister-ROAD Transport & Highways

“I sincerely Congratulate & thank all of you for organizing this event by keeping aside the politics on the occasion of Global Kokan Festival.
I think that If we start implementing right policies, people will go from Mumbai to Kokan instead of Kokan to Mumbai.
Enriched kokan will be created. Thousands of youth will get employment & Kokan will be considered as a great tourist destination on the world map.”

HON. SURESHJI PRABHU, former UNION Minister

“ I would like to thank the GKF Organizers for presenting the concept of Global Kokan.
Through the medium of Make in Kokan we got to see goods that has been produced while developing the Kokan, we have to look into how to preserve the status of Kokan.
We are soon starting a tourism related organization in Kokan.”

HON. AJITDADA PAWAR, deputy CHIEF MINISTER - MAHARASHTRA

“Considering the vast coastal landscape of Kokan & the nesting beauty on the corners, we have a great opportunity for tourism here & we should change our mentality towards Kokan area and to look at its tourism, & I am happy to announce that for development of Kokan tourism I am sanctioning Rs 50 cr. in the upcoming budget.
Kokan Bhumi Pratishthan should coordinate all development work for Kokan.”

HON. SUBHASHJI DESAI, Minister - INDUSTRIES

“Thank you Global Kokan, the potential for development of Kokan is that effective production of Kokan products should be made.
This fascination should be used to preserve Kokan's prosperity by promoting nature and developing it.
India is now emerging as a great power in Contributions of the state's development.”

HON. EKNATH SHINDE, Minister - PWD

“Through the Global Kokan Festival, a resolution has been taken to bring Kokan to the map of the world in the field of tourism and the path has begun.
There is a need to work together by giving a lot of support to the organization.”

HON.BALASAHEB THORAT, MINISTER - REVENUE

“It was necessary to change the mindset of the kokani people & now they are turning to agriculture and tourism business it’s a great achievement of Global Kokan Festival.
In the future, along with tourism, there will be an agricultural revolution in Kokan like in western Maharashtra.
Kokan Bhumi Pratishthan is playing a significant role in this initiative. Best wishes to the entire team..”