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October 23 ,2017
Hectic road repair work on for May 4 Kedarnath Yatra

The repair work on the road from Rudraprayag to Gaurikund is going on a brisk pace to prepare it for traffic movement of Kedarnath Yatra on May 4.

The Power Works Department(PWD) has been given added responsibility to repair the 76 KM stretch after the Border Road Organisation,

Kedarnath Yatra : 100 SDRF Personnel to be Deployed


Taking a cue from last year's mid June flashfloods that killed thousands in the Garhwal hills, the state government has decided to station 100 trained personnel of State Disaster Relief Force(SDRF) in the Kedar valley for the ensuing Kedarnath pilgrimage.

The Char Dham

Uttarakhand govt orders repair of Char Dham Yatra route in time

Uttarakhand government has ordered completion of all road repair and reconstruction works along Char Dham Yatra route well before the start of the annual pilgrimage in May this year.

Directives to this effect were issued by Chief Seceretary Subhash Kumar soon after his return from a

World Bank satisfied with reconstruction work in Uttarakhand


World Bank Country Director Onno Ruhl today expressed satisfaction at the reconstruction work under way in the flood hit areas of Uttarakhand and advised the state government to prepare a solid roadmap to combat future disasters.

Ruhl, who called on Chief Secretary

Uttarakhand CM orders deployment of SDRF perosnnel on Char Dham route


In a bid to put a fool-proof security system into place before the Char Dham yatra begins in May, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has ordered substantial deployment of SDRF personnel in danger zones prone to natural disasters en route to the famous Himalayan shrines located in the state.


Uttarakhand to get extra fund for road construction

Uttarakhand will get additional fund of Rs. 361 crores for the reconstruction of damaged roads links in the city. According to a state government source, an inter - ministerial group has agreed to sanction Rs. 211 crores for the construction of roads. Besides, an additional fund of Rs. 150 crores has also been approved.


Char Dham Yatra will begin as per schedule, claims CM

Chief minister Harish Rawat claimed that Char Dham Yatra will begin on the scheduled day. He said government has been trying to make the roads leading to Char Dham safe. The yatra starts from May 4 with the opening of the portals of Badrinath.

"Our concern is to start yatra on the

By April 20 work begins to restore Char Dham roads

Congress-led Harish Rawat government pressed into service a team of more than 300 Border Road Organization personnel to repair and renovate about 620-km-long Char Dham yatra motorable routes before it begins on May 2.

These yatra routes, including Rudraprayag-Kedarnath,

Govt starts to build eco-friendly huts for tourists across U'khand

The cost of the newly developed eco-freindly huts being raised by the tourism department will range between Rs.32 lakh and Rs.52 lakh. While the first project comprising eight huts at Landsdowne has been completed, almost several such projects are underway at different places - eight in Saataal Nainital , eight at Abot Mount in Champawat, five huts at Jageshwar in Almora, eight

New health insurance scheme in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government today decided to launch a special programme to benefit families not covered under the National Health Insurance scheme.
The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting here, official sources said.

Uttarakhand Govt plans to infuse Rs 10,000 cr in Tourism Sector

Govt to spend half the sum on reviving infrastructure of lakes and promoting adventure tourism
The Uttarakhand government plans to invest Rs. 10,000 crore to revive the tourism industry during the next five years. A 14 km ropeway at Kedaranath is part of the plan.

Govt announces Rs.125 crore more for calamity-hit areas

Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity - hit areas, chief minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs.125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruction work.

The chief minister issued the

Uttarakhand CM launches develop schemes in minority community areas

Uttarakhand Chief Mnister Harish Rawat launched 52 schemes of Rs 463.16 Lakh under the minority development fund in minority concentration areas in the state.

According to an official statement, the schemes being generated in the minority concentration areas under Vikaskhand,

Qureshi calls for facilities for Char Dham pilgrims

Governor Aziz Qureshi today called for devising an effective formula or passing of a legislation in Parliament offering the same facilities to Char Dham pilgrims as given to Haj pilgrims.
"All facilities like the economic assistance given to Haj yatris (pilgrims) should be provided to

Uttarakhand: Funds sanctioned for disaster-hit districts for road repair

A corpus fund of Rs 10 crore each will be given to the district magistrates of Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi, which bore the brunt of last year's calamity to ensure that road reconstruction work by the BRO goes on uninterrupted on Char Dham pilgrimage route.

An announcement to

Hindustan Construction wins Rs. 1,597-crore project in Uttarakhand shares rise

Hindustan Construction  

CM lays stone for Lakhwar power project

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Monday laid the foundation stone of Lakhwar hydro electric power project. The 300 MW project, which is worth Rs. 4,000 crore, will meet the power requirement in Uttarakhand apart from providing irrigation and drinking water to New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan & Himachal Pradesh.


Rawat says budget will give fresh impetus to inclusive growth

Welcoming the state's annual budget for 2014-15,