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Action Plan to Make Champawat Model District

  • 17 Jun 2024
  • 3 min read

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Recently, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami reviewed the action plan and ongoing works to make Champawat district an ideal district at the Secretariat. 

  • Champawat district is being taken as a model district to make Uttarakhand an ideal state.

Key Points

  • Champawat has diverse geographical conditions including plains, terai, bhabar, and mountainous areas.
  • The Chief Minister urged officials to swiftly implement the action plan for Adarsh Janpad Champawat, emphasizing the importance of advancing both development and heritage.
    • He also instructed officials to coordinate development work with ecological and environmental concerns. Preservation of natural heritage should be integrated into development efforts.
    • Champawat district offers numerous opportunities for religious, spiritual, and adventure tourism. 
  • It is important to create three to four-day travel circuits to accommodate the needs of devotees and tourists visiting the district. 
    • Purnagiri temple attracts a large number of devotees, so it is crucial to make necessary arrangements to ensure their convenience.
  • An action plan is being developed to promote tourism, agriculture, horticulture, healthcare, education, milk, and related products in Champawat district. The goal is to make Champawat an ideal state, with plans in place until 2030.
  • Efforts are being made to ensure that every eligible person in the Champawat district benefits from public welfare schemes of the Central and State Government. 
  • Special attention is given to exploring possibilities in solar energy. Additionally, there is a focus on addressing the increasing migration from rural to urban areas by giving special attention to town planning.

Purnagiri Temple

  • Purnagiri is also known as Punyagiri. This temple is situated near the Sharda River. Purnagiri temple is also well known for its miracles.
  • Maa Purnagiri Temple is situated at an altitude of about 3000 meters on the top of Annapurna Chhoti in the mountainous region of Tanakpur in Champawat district of Uttarakhand. 
  • The temple is considered a Shaktipeeth and is one of the 108 Siddhapeeths. It is believed that the navel of Sati Mata had fallen at this place.
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