CM Trivendra Singh Rawat hopes of faster development of Uttarakhand
DEHRADUN .Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that state would get opportunity to make its own identity in the era of global village. He was expressing his views to industrialists and experts from different fields at an economic conclave organized by state government and World Hindu Economics Forum held at CM residence on Tuesday. He pinned hope that that conclave would be prove to be beneficial in the field of tourism, education, industry, IT, agriculture and the state would develop in future. He urged industrialists to come to Uttarakhand to give instead of expecting from the government.
Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi attended opening and closing ceremony of Kedarnath shrine. He said that 120 crore Hindus wanted to visit Char Dham Yatra. It has become the need of hour to improve transportation service like road, rail, and air service. He said PM Modi has sanctioned Rs 12,000 crore for all weather road, rs.13,000 crore for Bharatmala project, and Rs 1600 crore for Rishikesh-Karanprayag rail line and the work is already on to achieve the target. He said efforts were on to expand Jollygrant airport through elevated procedure with an aim to operate international service. He said air strips at Pantnagar, Chinyalisaur, Nainisaini would be expanded, while new air strip would be constructed at Chaukhutia. He said efforts were on to improve the tourism sector in the state. He said many movies were being shot in Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Rawat has said that plans are in the pipeline to increase the number of 119 lakh foreign tourist to hilly areas. The government is drafting the project to optimum utilization of lakes, and to make service sector more friendly for tourists.
CM Rawat has said that remotely situated village Gheas, and Himani has been linked with wi-fi service and 36 hospital, blood banks, medical stores were online now. The hospitals connected through tele-medicine are being connected with Apollo hospital for consulting expert medical officers. He said that out of 144 e-hospitals, 47 e-hospitals are running in Uttarakhand. He said new techniques have been introduced to overcome the problem of shortfall in hospitals. He said government is committed to link every villages of the state with optical fibre in coming three years so that villagers can know what is happening around the globe.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat praised Pankaj Kumar, CEO and President PMAM Incorporated ,Dallas ,USA for providing resources in the maintainence of Tungnath and Bhavishya badri temples and for giving software and making apps for education, Industry and tourism sectors.
In his address Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said that Uttarakhand had remained a centre of attraction for saints and tourists since centuries. He said that 24 religious circuits have been developed in Garhwal and Kumaon region. He said that the tradition of codncuting Char dham yatra on foot which was in vogue since centuries has been started again. He said that this would revive the traditional ‘Chattis’ ,helping in revival of local economy and checking migration from the hills.
He said plans are afoot to propagate local cuisines and culture.
On this occasion, President of World Economic Forum Swami Vigyananand said that in since ancient times our elders were able to travel from Japan to Indonesia without any resources and leave their impressions there said that there was no reason that why India cannot do it again.he said that in the global market, we need to focus on implementation of financial eco system and technical excellence. He said that we need to use our intelligence in taking our society forward and for this youth have to come forward. He said that economic development of the country is vital in present times.
Those experts and entrepreneurs who participated in the discussion included economic adviser to former prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Professor at London School of Economic prof. Gautam Sen, Pankaj Kumar, CEO and President PMAM Incorporated ,Dallas ,USA, senior economist and professor Singapore management University Prof. Venkatraman Nageshwaran, senior Agricultural and Environment scientist vice-chancellor , University and Institute of advanced Research gandhinagar Gujarat, Prof G.M. Mageshan, IIT, kharagpur, ITM university, Gurugram, Prof. Prashant Singh, IIT, Kanpur, and Dr Nachiketa Tewari, formerly of BoschCorporation, Bostan, USA. The Chief minister honoured these guests. Sudhir Nautiya, director Industries proposed a vote of thanks.
Those present on the occasion were Finance Minister Parkash Pant, MLA Ganesh Joshi, members of Industries Association, Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Industries Welfare Association, FICCI, FLO, various industries, universities and students.
Earlier, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat participated in a presentation given by World Hindu Economic Forum regarding possibilities in tourism, religious tourism, Education, Health, agriculture, Yoga and Ayurveda. There were discussions on beautification of ancient temples, checking migration from hills, organic farming in the hills. road connectivity and health facilities. The members gave suggestions to strengthen IT, engineering, health and Education for faster development of the state.
Present on the occasion were Finance Minister Parkash Pant, Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Principal secretary Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Radhika Jha, D.Senthil Pandian, Dilip Jawalkar, MD SIDCUL Saujanya, World economic Forum chief Swami Vigyananand, Dr. Gautam Sen ,Dr. Venkatraman Nagesghwaram, Prof. G.N. Mangesh, Prof. Satish Modh, Dr Nachiketa Tewari, Pankaj Kumar and Ajay Gupta.