Need to keep communal forces at bay: CM
Chief Minister Harish Rawat has called for strengthening the nation against communal forces.
He was addressing a convention of the Minorities Development Front in Dehradun yesterday.
The Chief Minister said the nation could only be strengthened when “we go forward with inclusive development”. It was the responsibility of entire society to ensure that every section of it prospers and the minorities were into the mainstream, he added.
The Chief Minister reiterating his commitment towards the welfare of minorities and said his government was providing pension to maulvis. The shrines of Nijamuddin Auliya had been included in the Meray Bujurg Meray Teerath Yojana, he added.
Minorities Development Front president Haji Dilshad Ahmed, Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal and Rajpur Road MLA Rajkumar were present on the occasion.
CM for prompt payment to flash floods-hit families
Harish Rawat on Thursday directed the Pithoragarh District Magistrate to ensure that all flash floods affected families in Munsiyari and Dharchula areas get compensation at the earliest.
Harish Rawat presided over a meeting in Dehradun yesterday to review projects in his Dharchula Assembly constituency. He said porters, labourers, drivers and others must get compensation for rain disaster losses at the earliest. He directed the District Magistrate, Pithoragarh, to immediately send a proposal for the construction of a new building for Munsiyari Degree College within 15 days.
The Chief Minister laid stress on promotion of organic farming and directed the District Magistrate to identify a suitable land for organising the mandi of organic village produces. He also gave orders for immediate filling of vacant posts in the Pandit Nain Singh Surveyor Mountaineering Training Centre.
He sought immediate redress of forest land transfer cases of Munsiyari and Dharchula areas and directed officials of the Forest Department and the Public Works Department to hold a joint meeting.
Rawat reiterated the state government commitment to provide houses to homeless and ordered construction of 200 houses for homeless families in the Munsiyari and Dharchula areas. He called for developing Namik-Khunnu and Kaliyatop-Munshiyar trekking routes. He also suggested promotion of handloom in villages.
He urged the BSNL authorities to install telecommunication towers at Namik, Thanidhar, Sirdang and Samkot villages to ensure better connectivity in the region. Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation chairman Harish Dhami, Chief Secretary Rakesh Sharma, Principal Secretary Om Prakash and other senior officials attended the meeting.