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Ministry for Himalayan region planned

Publication Date : 01-06-2014


The Modi administration is considering the creation of a separate ministry that would look into the development of the Himalayan region.

According to sources, the creation of a separate agency for the Himalayan region is in the preliminary stage. It could be a commission, or an authority which will have a political chairman with a rank of a Cabinet minister.

The planned agency would mainly address security concerns, business opportunities and development of the region.

Before joining the RSS, Narendra Modi had gone to Himalayas and stayed there for over two years. The development of the Himalayan region is a subject very close to his heart and he wants to develop the region without disturbing its natural beauty, sources said.


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