Uttarakhand among the most peaceful and safe States in India: Shah
Sunday, 10 December 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN
Union Home minister Amit Shah congratulated the Uttarakhand government for memoranda of understanding worth Rs 3,50,000 crore being signed in the Global Investors Summit compared to the target of Rs 2,50,000 crore. Uttarakhand is among the most peaceful and safe States in India, he said. Speaking at the conclusion of the summit, Shah said that this is not just the conclusion of an event but the start of a new chapter. He said that this is the beginning of Uttarakhand’s search for endless possibilities.
Addressing the gathering here on Saturday, Shah said that Uttarakhand will become an example of how a State can be linked in an eco-friendly manner with industries. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said with confidence that this decade belongs to Uttarakhand. This is a place where development and divine powers merge while chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has added his performance to this,” Shah said.
Referring to the recent rescue of 41 workers stranded in the partially caved-in Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi, he gave credit to PM Modi and Central agencies, adding that the rescue was accomplished successfully under Modi guidance and Dhami’s leadership. He said that the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee created Uttarakhand and PM Modi nurtured it, adding that the State is progressing swiftly under his leadership. Appreciating the work done by the State government he mentioned the Char Dham Yatra arrangements, infrastructure development and development schemes made for the border areas. With about 30 investor-friendly new policies, Uttarakhand has become a policy driven State. Stating that governance with transparency has been encouraged under PM Modi, he stressed that the corrupt will not be spared. Uttarakhand is among the most peaceful and safe States in the nation and transparency has become an attribute of the State, Shah said.
The Home minister further said that the nation has progressed swiftly under PM Modi’s leadership in the past decade.Multi dimensional changes have been witnessed in the nation. About 13.5 crore people have risen above the poverty line in these years and the per capita income has also doubled. The manner in which India hosted the G20 summit was appreciated across the world. The PM has set a target for making India a developed nation by 2047, he said.
Dhami said that Uttarakhand is progressing at a swift pace under Modi’s leadership and that work is being done in all sectors as per his vision. Referring to works being done in various sectors, he referred to aspects like the ease of doing business, single window clearance, simplification of rigid rules and attempts to control the budget. Uttarakhand has implemented PM Modi’s mantra of reform, perform and transform while attempting to implement simple and transparent policies for various sectors. Investment proposals worth more than Rs 3,50,000 crore have been received in this investors summit and work on grounding of investment amounting to Rs 44,000 crore is in progress, Dhami added.