Lucknow, April 11: Ever since November 2000, two neighbouring states, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh have had many pending issues in various departments that have caused development plans for Uttarakhand majorly.
New UP CM Yogi Adityanath met its counterpart Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on April 10 in Lucknow to discuss the modalities. The two chief secretaries are likely to meet again in the next 3 months to discuss further on issues.
Both the state departments’ assets and liabilities that are yet to be divided are Ministries of Irrigation, Power, Transport, Finance, Housing, food and Civil Supplies, Home, Tourism, Training and Technical Education, Information and Public Relations, Animal Husbandry, Rural Development, Forest, Agriculture, social welfare and Drinking Water and Sanitation.
The both states have stepped a foot forward to resolve this issue over distribution of assets. The breakthrough came last month after UP irrigation officials signed documents to transfer 28 minor canals that get water from the upper Ganga canal in Haridwar.
The agreement on Jamrani Dam and power sharing from Tehri Dam is still hanging loose in the air. However, Uttarakhand is yet to get control over Kumbh Mela Land in Haridwar which is still under the hooks of UP administration.
There are crores of rupees involved between UP and Uttarakhand which might possibly be resolved this year and the effect may prevail for the next 20 years.