Gairsain: Striking an emotional chord with the masses in mountainous regions, the Congress government in Uttarakhand announced that a Vidhan Sabha Bhawan will be built at Gairsain in Chamoli district and the monsoon session of the House will be held there.
Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna made the announcement while briefing reporters about the decisions taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet here.
The foundation stone for the Vidhan Sabha Bhawan at Gairsain will be laid on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and work on the project will be carried out on a war footing to ensure that it is completed at the earliest, he said.
Located between Kumaon and Garhwal regions, Gairsain has been an emotive issue in the state with a large section of those who fought for statehood to Uttarakhand in favour of the remote hill area in Chamoli district being declared as its permanent capital.
Asked if his government will debate recommendations of the two Commissions constituted in the past to study the feasibility of Gairsain being made the state's capital, Bahuguna said its main concern at present is to initiate the process of infrastructure building and give a boost to industrial activities in the area to generate employment opportunities.


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