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Monday, March 26, 2012

Bahuguna hopeful of assistance


Dehradun, March 26
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said here that he was hopeful of full support of the Centre to the state.
In an informal interaction with mediapersons after his return from Delhi here, Bahuguna said he had high hopes from the Centre that it would assist Uttarakhand in the development works. He said he had put before the Centre state’s demand for a special package.
He held that while in Delhi, he met several ministers and put forward the concerns of the state.
He disclosed that special economic zone would be prepared to promote industrial development in the region.
The Chief Minister said he had asked special package from the Centre for the state. “I have urged the Centre to extend the period of the industrial package for the state,” he pointed out.
Referring to his meeting with the state Union Power Minister, Bahuguna said the Union Minister had agreed to provide 150 MW of power to the state during the Char Dham Yatra.
The Chief Minister asserted, “The funds will never be a constraint in carrying forward the development works. My government is committed to work for the all round development of the state and we are formulating a work plan.”
Bahuguna also held that he had met Union Home Minister and sought prompt redressal to longstanding assets dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He reiterated that he believed in development politics.

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