DAINIK NATION BUREAU
A meeting of the 90th Steering Committee was held under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, in New Delhi on Wednesday. After discussion in the meeting, the World Bank funded Uttarakhand Integrated Horticulture Development Project at a proposed cost of Rs. 700 crore presented by the Uttarakhand government was given in principle approval. The proposed cost for the Uttarakhand was given on the revised proposal submitted by the State in compliance with the instructions received in connection with the Integrated Horticulture Development Project submitted before the Government of India by Uttarakhand.
According to the decision taken in the meeting, the implementation of the project will be done in 02 phases. In the first phase, the implementation of the project will be done in 4 districts of the state. In view of the success of the first phase, the project will be implemented in the remaining districts of the state. Deployment of full-time project director will be necessary for implementation of the project.
In the meeting Secretary Horticulture D Senthil Pandian, Additional Secretary Finance Savin Bansal, Additional Secretary Horticulture Ashish Joshi, Director Horticulture RC Shrivastav, Joint Adviser, NITI Aayog, Government of India and Senior Officers of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India were also present.