Bilaspur (the states. news) Coal India Limited has signed a MoU with Shri Kedarnath Uthhan Charitable Trust, Badrinath and will contribute Rs. 19 Crores for a road development project at Badrinath-Joshimath in Uttarakhand.
The MoU was signed at Dehradun by Shri. S. N. Tiwary, Director (P&IR) Coal India and Shri. Dilip Jawalkar, Tourism Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand. One of the main features of the project is that the proposed road, besides benefitting 90 villages, will provide an all-weather access to the village of Mana, situated at an elevation of 3200 meters and considered as the last village of India close to the Indo-China border. Betterment of road linkage is a precursor to the all-round socio-economic development of rural areas. CIL’s last mile road initiative aims to open a gateway of opportunities in the hinterland of the Badrinath hill region.
Shri Kedarnath Uthhan Charitable Trust works for rehabilitation and development of the region adjoining Kedarnath which was affected by flash floods in the year 2013. Chief Secretary and Tourism Secretary of Uttarakhand government are the Managing Trustee and Secretary of the Trust, respectively. Fulfilling its social commitments, CIL has spent close to Rs 90 Cr as part of its CSR in the FY 2020-21. (media saheb.com)