But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. In 2000, the Uttarakhand Mahila Morcha took out a rally demanding Gairsain be made the state capital. The town with around 12000 residents surrounded by lush green hills with oak forests awaits its elevation to the permanent capital of the hill state. [26][27], After the formation of Uttarakhand on 9 November 2000, the demand for declaring Gairsain as the state capital started rising across the state. The effectiveness of the rains is, among others, related to low temperature which means less evapotranspiration from the surrounding forests and vegetation cover – indicating that the soil moisture in the area is well preserved. He promised that an airstrip would be laid in Gairsain. Dehradun, the capital of the state, is the largest city. [48] The winter temperature, however, hovers between 12 and 7 °C. CM Rawat made the announcement during the ongoing Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly at Gairsain. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and is well known for its scenic grandeur and beautiful surroundings. Gairsain: Twenty years after Uttarakhand was granted statehood, an announcement was made in the state assembly on Wednesday to make Gairsain its summer capital. The state government has given a status of Nagar Panchayat to Gairsain in 2015-16. 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It is easily accessible from both the Garhwal and the Kumaon divisions, and in a way, acts as the bridge between the two regions. The activists in Uttarakhand wanted Gairsain to be the capital of Uttarakhand state after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 1998. The activists suggested Gairsain as the capital as it was falling on the border of Kumaon and Garhwal regions. Its capital is the northwestern city of Dehra Dun. [5][6], Gairsain was envisaged as the state capital during the statehood agitation. [54] In may 2019, the Ministry of Railways sanctioned the survey of a new railway track which would connect Gairsain with Tanakpur, Bageshwar, Chaukhutiya, and Karnaprayag. [47] Gairsain comes under the Ramganga Soil Conservation Project that was initiated to contain the advancement of siltation in the Kalagarh dam. A day after Gairsain was made the summer capital of Uttarakhand, AICC general secretary Harish Rawat asked Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday to … Due to being located in hilly area, Gairsain has neither rail connections nor a proper air connection, however it is well connected by road. The nearest railhead is located in Ramnagar, which is approximately 150 km from Gairsain. Uttarakhand was carved out as a separate state from Uttar Pradesh in 1998. Gairsain - The Summer Capital of Uttrakhand This picturesque town is located in the centre Garhwal and Kumaon and acts as a prime town for both the regions. Kanakpal and his descendants of Parmar dynasty, gradually conquered all the independent fortresses (Garhs) belonging to its 52 small chieftains, and ruled the whole of Garhwal Kingdom for the next 915 years, up to 1804 AD. Dehradun is also a gateway to the many famous tourist places Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Tehri, etc. The activists in Uttarakhand wanted Gairsain to be the capital of Uttarakhand state after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 1998. [24] The same year, a committee headed by Ramashankar Kaushik, which was constituted by then Mulayam Singh Yadav Government, recommended the creation of the hill state of Uttarakhand with Gairsain as its capital. It is bordered to the northwest by the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, to the northeast by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, to the southeast by Nepal, and to the south and southwest by the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. [42], Gairsain is situated at an elevation of 1650 metres, and as a result, the climate of the area is largely dependent on its high altitude. Dehradun, the capital of the state, is the largest city. At the beginning of the 18th century the bulk of this area was included in the domain of Fateh Shah, the Raja of Garhwal. “Gairsain in Chamoli district will be the summer capital of the state, we will sit together, work out the plan and make preparations in this regard,” Rawat said while speaking in the state Assembly. Posts about capital of uttarakhand written by Surender Singh Rawat (गैरसैंण) The state has two divisions—Garhwal and Kumaon—with 13 districts.   |  A+A A-. The slope of the land in the lower regions or 'khet' is around 30 degrees while along the higher slopes it is around 40 degrees. The town is … Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. A three-day session of the Uttarakhand assembly was organized for the first time in this assembly building that was completed in 2014. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. [1] The proposal to develop Gairsain as the Summer capital of the state gained much acceptance by 2017. Gairsain town in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Monday was officially declared as the new summer capital of the hilly state. The nearest railway station to Gairsain is Ramnagar which is 150 km away. A railway line connecting Karnaprayag with Rishikesh is under construction,[52] and upon its completion, the Karnaprayag railway station (47 km) will be the nearest railway station to Gairsain. [58] On 06 October 2020, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat issued a notification to set up a Uttarakhand Bhasha Sansthan in Gairsain. In the ancient Indian literature, this area has been celebrated as Kedar Kshetra. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took a landmark and historic decision on Wednesday and has named Gairsain as the summer capital … On March 4, Uttarakhand's Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced 'Gairsain' as their new summer capital. On the lines of National Capital Region (NCR) in Delhi, Uttarakhand state government will be building the 'State Capital Region' (SCR) around recently announced summer capital Gairsain. [49] The population subsequently rose to 4,228 in 1991 and 6,258 in 2001. Government of Uttarakhand | Dehradun, Capital of Uttarakhand. Express Photo. The Dikshit Commission narrowed down the search to 5 cities: Dehradun, Kashipur, Ramnagar, Rishikesh and Gairsain; and after taking 8 years, submitted its 80-page report to the Uttarakhand Assembly on 17 August 2008. [42] The podsol soils, clayey in texture, are generally found along the terraced fields. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. [42] Construction material like granite, gneisses, slates tiles, and limestone, quartzite is found around the town. After the Mahabharata war, Nagas, Kunindas, Kiratas, Tanganas and Khasas exercised control over this region. In 1992, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal declared Gairsain as the capital of Uttarakhand. The activists suggested Gairsain as the capital as it was falling on the border of Kumaon and Garhwal regions. At the time of its establishment, the city was spread over an area of 7.53 sq. He was followed by Dilip Sah, Upendra Sah and Pradeep Sah for over half a century. Dehradun is also a gateway to the many famous tourist places Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Tehri, etc. Dehradun is known as the Education hub of Uttarakhand. Cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun is the capital of the state Uttarakhand. Private bus operators as well as state transport buses ply to and from the town. The Garhwal state was founded in 823 AD, when Kanakpal, the prince of Malwa, on his visit to the Badrinath Temple, met the King Bhanu Pratap, a chieftain of Chandpur Garhi. Courtesy:- @thevacationboy *Please visit photographer's gallery for admire his/her work. As per reports, locals have been demanding to have a capital at Gairsain for a long time, a town which is nestled … Government is planning the development of an Airport at Chaukhutia, which is situated in Almora district at a distance of 35 km from Gairsain.[56][57]. Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! In 1947 the area along with rest of country won independence from British rule when it was part of the district British Garhwal also called Pauri Garhwal. Dehradun City is a beautiful paradise located in Northern Lower Himalayan Mountain ranges. The Nanda Devi Mountains divide the state into two parts- Kumaon and Garhwal. Uttarakhand's capital is Dehradun, the majestic city which is also known as the 'Abode of Drona'. In 1992, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal declared Gairsain as the capital of Uttarakhand. [7] The Government of Uttarakhand had constituted the Dixit Commission for the search of a permanent capital; but the commission in its report had noted that "the interim capital, Dehradun, is a more suitable place as the permanent capital owing to the factors like its distance from national capital, centralised population and safety from natural calamities". The tourism business in Uttarakhand generated ₹ 23,000 crores during 2013-14.. Badrinath Valley, along the Alaknanda River, Uttarakhand. There have also been plans to link Chaukhutia to Ramnagar with a Rail line,[53] which would be instrumental in bringing Gairsain on the Railway map. The commission formed in the year 2001 got 10 extensions and submitted a report favoring Dehradun as the permanent capital of Uttarakhand. At present, a Nagar panchayat the town has four government schools including two primary schools and three hospitals. ", The notification by the governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya dated June 8, 2020, stated, "The Governor is hereby pleased to give her assent for declaration of Bhararisen (Gairsain) in district Chamoli as summer capital of Uttarakhand.". Flanked by river Ganga on the east and Yamuna on the west, Tula’s … [2][3][4] Gairsain is a town and Nagar Panchayat in Chamoli district and is situated at the eastern edge of the vast Dudhatoli mountain range, located almost at the centre of the state, at a distance of approximately 250 kilometres from Dehradun. Uttarakhand is an Indian state in the Himalayas.The state is popularly known as Devbhumi (land of Gods) due to the presence of numerous Hindu pilgrimage sites. Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand Dehradun is a beautiful city and a capital of Indian state of Uttarakhand nestled between the Himalayan foothills to the north and Shivalik to the south. In 1989, Dr. D.D. "The Governor is hereby pleased to give her assent for declaration of Bhararisen (Gairsain) district Chamoli as the summer capital of Uttarakhand State," a notification by Uttarakhand government read. Due to rugged and hilly terrain of the area, creation of facilities and infrastructure matching to the stature of the capital such as health, education, roads, transport will be a challenge, said the residents of the hill state. It is being considered as the future Permanent capital of Uttarakhand. [42], Gairsain is located along an anticlinal thrust plane of the Almora nappe. [1] Gairsain, initially a small hamlet, had a recorded population of 2,895 in 1981. Uttarakhand was carved out as a separate state from Uttar Pradesh in 1998. [24] Taking these movements into consideration, the Uttarakhand government constituted the Dikshit Commission under the chairmanship of Justice V. Dixit, whose work was to carry out a study among various cities of Uttarakhand, in order to find the most suitable place for the capital of Uttarakhand. DEHRADUN (Uttarakhand): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Wednesday announced that Gairsain will be the summer capital of the state, partially fulfilling the demand of the hill people to make it the permanent capital. Prithu appears to have been the first King from the plains to visit these parts. In March this year, during assembly session in Gairsain of Chamoli, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had announced that Gairsain will be the summer capital of Uttarakhand. Gairsain [ɡɛːrˈsɛːɳ] is the summer capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Ex-Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna promised to undertake numerous developmental projects in Gairsain, during his first visit to the town. Uttarakhand, también llamado Uttaranchal, es uno de los veintinueve estados que, junto con los siete territorios de la Unión, forman la República de la India.Su capital y ciudad más poblada es Dehradun.. Está ubicado al norte del país, limitando al norte con la República Popular China, al este con Nepal, al sur con Uttar Pradesh, al suroeste con Haryana y al oeste con Himachal Pradesh. km, and had a population of 7,138 according to the 2011 Census of India. For any emergency during Lockdown,please call at Disaster Control Room - 1077,0135-2726066,2626066 An adjoining village is named Gair (गैड़) and some attribute the name Gairsain as the deep plain area at the foot of Gair Village. The nearest airport is Gauchar Airport, at Gauchar which is approximately 54 km.[41]. #uttarakhand #rishikesh #rishikeshdiaries #rishikesh_diaries #rishikeshtrip #rishikesh #inrishikesh #rishikeshspirit #chai #uttrakhand_dairies #uttarakhandi #uttarakhand #uttarakhandheaven #pahadi_hai_hum #pahadi #ramjhula #uttarakhanddiaries #uttarakhandtraveller #uttarakhandculture #himanchal #hills #shimla #waterfall #travel #traveler #wanderlust #dehradun #nainital CM Rawat made the announcement during the ongoing Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly at Gairsain. [42] According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the town falls under seismic zone 5, in a scale of 2 to 5 (in order of increasing vulnerability to earthquakes). It is the Weekend Gateway spot and Winter capital of Uttarakhand. [24][28] Several public demonstrations followed this rally, and in a similar event held in Srinagar in 2002, the Gairsain Rajdhani Aandolana Samiti (Gairsain Capital Movement Committee) was established. 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