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Himalayan Meet 2017: Govt to invite all Himalayan state CMs, PM Modi to be chief guest

Uttarakhand government is preparing to make the upcoming Himalayan Meet 2017 a memorable for all the Himalayan states. On Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat’s initiative, the programme will be attended by Chief Ministers from all the Himalayan states. PM Narendra Modi has been invited as the chief guest at the event which will take place on September 9-10 at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun.

Uttarakhand Chief Secretory S Ramaswamy chaired a meeting on Thursday regarding the Himalayan Meet where various aspects regarding the event such as formation of groups for discussion, work plan, selection of subjects were discussed. Some important topics that will be discussed at the Himalayan Meet will include –

  • Himalayan resources,
  • water conservation,
  • tourism,
  • ecological economy,
  • development model,
  • migration,
  • disaster management,
  • social-political aspect,
  • climate change and
  • sustainable development conducive to the environment

After the high-level discussion on important issues pertaining to the Himalayas, a draft of Himalayan Policy will be created which will be then shared with National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aagyog and Centre. Earlier, CM Rawat also emphasis the need to have a separate planning commission for the hill states due to the difference in topography, demographics and issues.  Apart from the chief ministers, senior government officials, representatives of voluntary organisations, subject experts, MLAs, MPs, academicians and representatives of industries and institutions will also attending the event.

Inputs from Daily Pioneer