Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday announced that Gairsain in Chamoli district will be the summer capital of the state. The announcement came during the ongoing assembly session. On Tuesday, Rawat had asserted that the issue of a permanent state capital will be resolved. He was responding to questions on a demonstration by the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and the Left parties outside the Assembly in Gairsain, where the Budget session is being held.
Dehradun does not enjoy the status of Uttarakhand's permanent capital. The Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly began on Tuesday, with Governor Baby Rani Maurya highlighting steps taken by the state government to boost rural connectivity, industrialisation and e-governance.
Delivering her address on the inaugural day of the session, Maurya said the state government has introduced an integrated financial management system software for treasury computerisation under the national e-governance programme.