Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday and invited him to inaugurate the Global Investors Conference being organized in Dehradun on December 08 and 09, 2023.
The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Modi for the guidance and cooperation given during the evacuation of workers trapped in the Silkyara Tunnel. The Chief Minister said that only by the Prime Minister providing all the necessary resources and human assistance for this, as well as continuously monitoring this critical situation and boosting the morale of the people, workers and their families associated with this campaign, we will be able to save our labor brothers from this serious crisis. Have been successful in bringing it back safely.
The Chief Minister discussed various issues related to the state with the Prime Minister. The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for including the Jamrani Dam Project in the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and accepting Rs. 1730.21 crore. Along with this, he requested approval of Rs 2460 crore as financial assistance for capital expenditure of Song Dam Drinking Water Project and financial assistance of Rs 3000 crore as special financial assistance for upgradation of Jolly Grant Airport.
The Chief Minister requested for setting up of All India Institute of Ayurveda at Rishikul Ayurvedic College campus, Haridwar and inclusion of Uttarakhand in the ongoing Kiwi Feasibility Study in collaboration with New Zealand.
The Chief Minister said 508 km for the development of Manaskhand Mandir Mala Project and easy travel to Pithoragarh. Approval of Rs 1000 crore with approval of 20 DPR for the road and 03 state routes Kathgodam-Bhimtal Dhyanchuli- Khetikhan-Lohaghat-Pancheshwar Motor Road, ‘Mohan-Bhatronjkhan-Bhikiyasain-Deghat-Bungidhar Nagchulakhal-Mehalchauri Motor Road,’ Khairna- Requested to declare Ranikhet-Bhatronjkhan motor road as a national highway.
The Chief Minister asked the Prime Minister to approve the three tunnel projects of Jolingkong-Bedang 05 km, Sipu-Tola 22 km and Milam Lapthal 30 km in Kumaon and to fully finance the Tanakpur-Bageshwar Railway Scheme as a national project, with financial assistance of Rs 44,140 crore. Approval requested. He requested the Prime Minister to take immediate action to the Airport Authority of India for operation of fixed wing aircraft from Naini-Saini Airport, expansion of Pantnagar Airport and establishment of Government Ayurveda College and Research Center in Kumaon region.
The Chief Minister gave permission for development and construction of various proposed hydro power projects on Dhauliganga and Gauri Ganga rivers in Pithoragarh district and permission for development and construction of 11 undisputed projects in Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and its tributaries with a total capacity of 771 MW.