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State Govt making efforts to prevent migration from hill areas: CM


DEHRADUN, 20 Jan: Prof Atul Joshi presented his book of research, titled “Migration from Indian Himalayas, Challenges and Solutions” to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, here, on Sunday. The book contains various articles written by scholars and researchers. It has been reviewed by the Director General, Information.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the state government was trying to stop migration from the hill areas of Uttarakhand. Local products were being promoted in hill areas. Loans of up to Rs 5 lakh were being given to women’s self-help groups on zero per cent interest, and of Rs 1 lakh to farmers on zero per cent interest. Students conducting research in all the universities of the state and PG students would go to the villages of each block and action plans for their development prepared. The Vice Chancellors of the universities had been issued instructions in this regard.
Director of IPSDR in Kumaon, Prof Atul Joshi said that a two-day national seminar on “Migration from Indian Himalayas, challenges and solutions” was organised on 19 and 20 November, 2018, under the aegis of Kumaon University and Himalayan Educational Research and Development Society. Vice-President of the Uttarakhand Migration Commission, Dr SS Negi was present as the Chief Guest. Prof Joshi said his book would prove to be a milestone in understanding the reasons behind migration and their resolution in the Himalayan areas, particularly Uttarakhand.
The Chief Minister also appreciated the MBA course being run by Kumaon University on rural management and entrepreneurship development. He said that the students of this course had adopted 28 villages of Uttarakhand for entrepreneurship development, which was a commendable step.
Also present on the occasion were Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, President of HERDS KK Pandey and Suresh Joshi.