Dehradun: Union Minister of State Harish Rawat on Tuesday hailed the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna's decision of holding a cabinet meeting in remote Gairsain area of Chamoli district.

Rawat appealed the chief minister to hold more such meetings in other remote hilly areas in the future so that ministers and state officials could understand problems being faced by the people living there.

Bahuguna had recently said that state cabinet meeting would be held at Gairsain on October 2 as part of his government's commitment to develop the backward areas of the hill state.

"Gairsen is a hilly area and a symbol of backwardness as far as development is concerned and so the cabinet meeting would be held there," Bahuguna had said.

Bahuguna had also announced that he would try to convene assembly sessions at Gairsain in future. "If not this year, we would surely hold at least one assembly session in a year from next year onwards," he had said during his recent visit to Chamoli.

Rawat also urged Bahuguna to take initiative for the development of infrastructure facilities in the backward Gairsain area of Chamoli district.


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