He inaugurated schemes worth Rs 211.78 lakh on Sunday and announced a slew of projects for the district including development of Neeleshwar Mahadev as a tourist destination, construction of a car parking area in Bageshwar and rechristening of several government-run schools in the area, an official statement said.

Kapkot school and Pauri Band-Palnicheena-Kafligair motor route will be named after noted freedom fighters Chandra Singh Shahi and Baalam Singh Janaiti, the Chief Minister said.
He announced his plans of developing Bageshwar guest house as a circuit house and beautification of Bageshwar temple and construction of a museum near it.
A flood control area will be developed close to Saryu and Gomti rivers and the famous Uttarayani fair which begins on January 14 every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti will be included in the state list of identified fairs to be funded by the state government, he said.
The Uttarayani fair concluded on Sunday on the banks of Saryu and Gomti rivers. A base hospital will be constructed in Bageshwar besides the construction of an Allopathic hospital in Dhapolasera, he said.
A playground will be developed at Shama and Bageshwar- Gireycheena motor route will be renamed after journalist Jagmohan Pandey, the CM said.
The announcements included an Allopathic hospital in Doba, veterinary hospital at Bhandari Sera of Kanda, development of playgrounds, upgradation of schools, construction of drinking water schemes and security walls.
The schemes which were inaugurated by the CM include Kapkot Gas Godown worth Rs 75 lakh, two houses of police department worth Rs 30.67 lakh, building of GIC majkhet worth Rs 86.25 lakh, repair and beautification of guest house at Kausani worth Rs 10 lakh and District Panchayat Office worth Rs 11.86 lakh.
Besides, the CM laid the foundation stones of 40 schemes of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, PWD, Police Department, Power Corporation, irrigation department, education and health worth Rs 175 crore 99 lakh.

People will have to leave their small personal concerns and think about the welfare of the state if they want it to achieve development, Rawat said.

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