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Uttarakhand to focus on education sector: Governor

In a bid to boost education, the Uttarakhand government will set up new universities and colleges in the hill state, Governor Margaret Alva said Monday.



Dehra Dun: In a bid to boost education,
the Uttarakhand government will set up new universities and colleges in the hill state, Governor Margaret Alva said Monday.

These universities include Uttarakhand National Law
University at Bhawali in Nainital district, Pandit Deen Dayal
Upadhayay Uttarakhand University at Badshahi Thaul in Tehri
district and Vanasthali Vidyapeeth University in Dehra Dun
district, Alva said in her Governor`s address on the first day
of the Budget Session which began today.

Apart from this, the government will also set up
first women technical college at Suddhowala in Dehra Dun.

For providing quality and higher education in rural
areas, the government has set up a college at Thalisein in
Pauri district, she said.

For girls belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line)
families, the government will provide them with various
scholarships. Free uniforms are also being given to all girl
students up to Class VIII. In addition to this, students
belonging to BPL and ST (Scheduled Tribe) categories are also
given free uniforms.

The government has also launched mobile schools to
make education more accessible.

On the health sector, Alva said the government has
made it compulsory for MBBS students to serve in government
hospitals for first five years after attaining their degree. A
state college of nursing has been set up in Dehra Dun, she
said.

"My government has appointed 227 ayurvedic doctors to
meet the shortage of doctors in the hilly areas," she said.
A Unani medical college is also being set up at
Bhagwanpur area of Haridwar district. Besides, an
international Ayush research institute is being proposed at
Charekdanda, which is said to be the birthplace of Maharishi
Charak, she said.

The first Ayush gram is also being set up at Bhawali
on PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode with the
Kolkata-based Emami Pvt Ltd. A state homoeopathic college is
also being set up at Srinagar town of Pauri district.
Nearly 2500 industrial units have started production
in Uttarakhand with an investment of over Rs 26,500 crore till
August 2010, she said.

On Corbett park, she said the government has launched
new initiatives like notifying the park as Corbett Tiger
Reserve, issuing notification for setting up a special tiger
protection force and also Corbett tiger conservation
foundation.

PTI

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