Gairsain in Chamoli district has been formally declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The announcement was made after the assent from the governor Baby Rani Maurya was received in order to declare Gairsain the summer capital of Uttarakhand. Also, the declaration of a summer capital in the region is expected to expedite the development of the hilly areas.
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Earlier in March 2020, during the budget session of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat made the announcement about Gairsain being made the summer capital of Uttarakhand. He dedicated the summer capital status to Gairsain to thousands of men and women of Uttarakhand who fought for its statehood. Gairsain is a tehsil in Chamoli district which is located about 270-km from existing temporary capital of Dehradun.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Uttarakhand: Trivendra Singh Rawat; Governor: Baby Rani Maurya.