DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday called for maintaining a balance between economy and ecology while undertaking development projects by using science and technology.
Dhami made the remark at a ‘Bodhisattva’ meeting organized at the Secretariat here to develop Champawat as a model district.
He also exhorted state government officials to work with full dedication to make Uttarakhand the best state of the country by 2025.
“It is necessary to keep a balance between ecology and economy. Integrated approach has to be adopted, moving on the path of development with mutual cooperation,” said CM Dhami.
Uttarakhand government’s ‘Bodhisattva’ initiative is an integral initiative of various government departments and eminent personalities of the civil society who work together to achieve public welfare goals.
Asserting that Uttarakhand can show the way in sustainable development to the entire Himalayan region, Dhami said a roadmap for sustainable development is being prepared keeping a balance between economy and ecology.
“Champawat district has been selected as a model to be represented before other districts. It will become a model not only for Uttarakhand but for all Himalayan states,” the CM said.
He also called for an integrated approach among various government departments to make optimum use of available resources.
Dhami instructed the state government officials to speed up the work on Corbett Trail and Ayush Village in Champawat.
Padma Bhushan environmentalist Dr Anil Joshi, who was also present in the meeting, said, “We have to move ahead with everyone’s participation and take advantage of each other’s experiences.”