CM seeks entrepreneurs` help in Uttarakhand reconstruction

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 21:14

Dehradun: Seeking cooperation from entrepreneurs in Uttarakhand`s reconstruction, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday asked them to come forward and set up industries in the remote hill areas of the rain-ravaged state.

Addressing a seminar organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce here on `Infrastructure Development and Rehabilitation of Uttarakhand - Opportunities and Challenges`, Bahuguna asked entrepreneurs to become a partner in rebuilding the hill areas of the state which were hit the worst in the mid-June calamity.

"Apart from setting up industries in Dehradun, Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand, you must also come forward to set up industries in the remote hill areas of the state," Bahuguna said.

Admitting that the recent disaster has hit hard the tourism sector, he said efforts are under way on a war footing to put it back on track.

Bahuguna said new tourist destinations will be identified and 50 helidromes will be built for better connectivity in flood-hit areas.

An action plan is being prepared for building separate roads for visiting the Char dhams and Hemkund Sahib and returning from these Himalayan shrines, he said.

Describing Kedarnath as the symbol of faith for millions of people across the country, Bahuguna said the dilapidated precincts of the high altitude shrine will be rebuilt in a scientific manner.

The environmental aspects will be taken care of in the reconstruction efforts at the shrine taking the opinion of geological and archaeological experts, he said.


First Published: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 21:13

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