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Transit Hostels for Home Guards in Uttarakhand

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Why in News?

The Home Guard department in Uttarakhand is set to provide residential facilities for its Home Guards especially in Udham Singh Nagar and other key districts.

Key Points

  • Preparations to construct hotels in 8 districts are underway with a budget approval of Rs 13.50 crore received from the government.
  • The identified districts span both the Garhwal and Kumaon division. With Haridwar securing the most extensive plot—approximately 50 bighas of land.
  • The departmental sources revealed that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been prepared for the construction of hostels in different cities of eight districts, including Udham Singh Nagar district headquarters, Rudrapur, Nainital, and Haridwar.
    • As part of the next phase, DPRs for the remaining five districts will be prepared and submitted to the government, ensuring the extension of this initiative across the state.

Home Guard

  • On 6th December, 1946, the first Home Guards Unit was conceived and raised in the erstwhile Bombay Presidency .
  • During the turmoil period of civil disorders and communal riots, as a civilian voluntary force in aid of administration as an auxiliary to police, under the stewardship of Morarji Desai, former Prime Minister.
  • It was reorganised in India in 1966 after the Sino-Indian War.
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