U’khand CM meets CDS Gen Rawat on development of border areas


New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met in New Delhi on Thursday. Various topics related to the development of central Uttarakhand were discussed in this meeting, particularly the development of border areas.

On the meeting, Chief Minister Dhami said that, “In view of the strategic importance of Uttarakhand being bordered by China and Nepal, priority should be given to the border area development programmes in the border areas of the state. Especially to prevent migration from the border areas. Plans have to be worked out.”

“Considering the strategic importance, the formalities required for the construction of roads and bridges are being completed at the earliest.”

Police verification of suspicious people coming from outside hilly areas of Uttarakhand was also discussed.

The CM said, “Uttarakhand is also a sensitive state from the point of view of disasters. The Army has always played an important role in relief and rescue operations in times of disasters. There is better coordination between the state government and military administration.”

The Chief Minister also requested to restart the military recruitment rallies which could not be held due to Covid-19 in the state. General Rawat assured all possible cooperation in the development of the border areas of the state.

During the meet, NTRO chief Anil Dhasmana said, “Full assistance will be given for the development of drone technology in Uttarakhand.”


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