The hill state of Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000 and since then, there had been a long-standing dispute over land and assets worth over Rs. 20 thousand crores had been there. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami held a meeting with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Thursday regarding pending cases of assets and liabilities between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. On this occasion discussions were held keeping in mind the mutual interests of both the states.
In the meeting of the Chief Ministers of both the states, it was decided that the Alaknanda Tourist Accommodation House at Haridwar and the former Tourist Accommodation House would be transferred to Uttarakhand. The land of Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department’s bus stand in Kichha will be transferred to Uttarakhand within 15 days. The payment of the remaining bills of 90 crores of the Forest Department will also be done by the Uttar Pradesh government to Uttarakhand immediately. Permission was given for tourism and water sports in Dhaura, Baigul, Nanak Sagar reservoir located in Udham Singh Nagar district. Water sports were also allowed in the Upper Ganges Canal. All the matters were agreed upon in the meeting on Thursday. The cases which were pending for 21 years were resolved. In some cases, 15 days time has been taken. Such cases will be settled by joint survey by both the states.
It was decided in the meeting that identification of 5700 hectares of Irrigation Department land and 1700 houses would be done soon after conducting a joint survey to assess the land and building required for the use of Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department. It was agreed between the two states that various cases pending in the courts would be withdrawn and the cases would be resolved by mutual consent. Two barrages, Banbasa barrage on Indo-Nepal border and Kichha barrage which are in dilapidated condition due to damage due to disaster, these barrages will be constructed by Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department. Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation agreed to pay Rs 205 crore to Uttarakhand Transport Corporation. The income and liabilities arising from the disposal of the assets of Uttar Pradesh Housing and Development Council located in Uttarakhand will be divided in the ratio of 50-50 percent between the two states.
Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath on behalf of the people of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said that all the demands which were pending for 21 years have been agreed upon. All matters will be settled soon. The Chief Minister said that both the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have a relationship of elder and younger brothers.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, was in Lucknow on a two-day visit, said after meeting CM Yogi that the cases pending for 21 years have been agreed upon. Uttar Pradesh will give Rs 205 crore to Uttarakhand.