In order to develop Badrinath as spiritual Smart Hill Town, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of Rs 19 crore was signed between secretary Uttarakhand tourism Dilip Jawalkar on behalf of Shri Kedarnath Utthan Charitable Trust (SKUCT) and director (personnel & industrial relations) Coal India Ltd SN Tiwary on Tuesday.
As per the MoU, the amount is being granted under a corporate social responsibility initiative of CIL. It will be used for the road construction work in Badrinath.
Speaking on the occasion, Jawalkar said, “We are actively working to develop Badrinath as a spiritual Smart Hill Town. As a result, various public sector undertakings (PSUs) are coming together to do the same under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.”
“We recently signed MoU with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd for the development work in Badrinath. We are also going to sign MoUs with Tehri Hydro Power Complex, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd of Rs 245 crore for Badrinath development work.”
UTDB’s deputy director Jitendra Kumar, ED CIL B Sairam, chief administrative officer Ramesh Prasad Semwal were also present in the event.