Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reiterated the need for establishing an Uttarakhand glacier and water resource research centre in the state while meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Tuesday.
Rawat informed the PM about the damage caused by the recent disaster in Chamoli district and the search and rescue operations carried after the disaster. Thanking the PM and the central government for immediate assistance after the disaster, Rawat said that water and electricity supply had been restored in the 13 affected villages. He further informed that scientists are monitoring the lake formed on Rishiganga river. Attempts are being made to improve the discharge of water from this lake.
Rawat also informed Modi about the works related to the Kumbh Mela along with reconstruction at Kedarnath and Badrinath. Referring to the state’s financial resources, the CM also stressed on the need for a policy to enable compensatory plantation on degraded forest land for state government projects as is done in the case of central government projects.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 | PNS | Dehradun