Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami met Union Home and Cooperatives minister Amit Shah and Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on his second day of New Delhi visit on Friday.
In his meeting with Shah, the CM requested that the permissive grant for the Himalayan states and the North Eastern states under the CSISAC (component I) of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) should be increased from 20 per cent to 40 per cent.
He said that the Integrated Cooperative Development Project is operated in the state under CSISAC component. Dhami said that the state government has put up an ambitious plan to the NCDC for making different cooperative bodies economically viable and strong entities. After the approval from the NCDC this project was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. CM Dhami told Shah that the task of economically strengthening the cooperative bodies is a challenging task for Uttarakhand considering its tough geographical conditions so the central government should provide additional financial help to the state.
In his meeting with Union Jal Shakti minister Shekhawat, the Uttarakhand CM requested that the proposed Jamrani dam project should be given approval under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Project. He also requested the Minister that the 300 MW Bavala Nandprayag hydro power project should be approved. Dhami also requested for incorporation of some provisions in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Kisau project.
CM told Shekhawat that under the Jamrani project a 130.60 meter high concrete gravity dam is proposed to be constructed on Gaula River near Haldwani city of Nainital district. The dam would help in augmenting irrigation facility in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and would provide drinking water to Haldwani and nearby areas. Dhami said that the 300 MW Bawla -Nandprayag hydropower project has been approved by the different directorates of Central Water Commission and central electricity authority. The project is under no litigation and it should be put into implementation stage. Giving details of the Kisau project, the CM said that for implementation of the project a memorandum is needed to be signed between six beneficiary states. He said that for speedy implementation of the Kisau project some points should be incorporated in its MoU.