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UP & Uttarakhand Governments to withdraw cases against each other citing mutual co-operation

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Chaini Parwani –

Published On: November 19, 2021 at 13:21 IST

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami gave mutual consent on Asset Distribution and other pending matters between the two States.

As part of the Agreement, the two States have determined to dismiss cases against each other.

Pushkar Dhami commented to the media stating “UP is like a big brother to Uttarakhand. My high school and intermediate certificates carry Uttar Pradesh as the state…the issues were not really a matter of conflict but I am grateful that he (Yogi) showed heart.”

Uttarakhand was withdrawn out of UP in November 2000, but the latter continues to have ownership of several properties, including land and canals, in the Himalayan state.

It was highlighted that except from Court Cases, issues of Mutual Interest, particularly in the field of water resources, common boundary and energy, were resolved by the two Chief Ministers.

The Uttarakhand CM Dhami stated that the two barrages in Uttarakhand – Banwas and Kiccha – will be rebuilt by the UP Irrigation Department while giving out the details of the decisions taken.

Furthermore, Dhami highlighted that the Transport Corporation of Uttarakhand will be paid Rs. 205 crore by UP and that the assets belonging to the Housing Department will be divided mutually between the two States.

Also, Hotel Alaknandain Haridwar will be assigned to Uttarakhand by next month and CM Yogi will conduct a program there to highlight the event.

A permission for water sports at Upper Ganges Canal in Roorkee has also been given by the UP Government.