Center eyeing villages adjacent to China border, report seeking migration

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In view of national security, the central government has now come into alert mode regarding villages bordering China. After Himachal, Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, the National Security Advisory Council has sought a report on the migration situation in the blocks along the China border of Uttarakhand.

Along with this, he has also been asked to give an opinion on what can be done to stop the migration from the villages there. In this connection, a meeting has been called in Delhi on September 27, in which Dr. SS Negi, Deputy Chairman, Rural Development and Migration Commission will be present.

It has been told that the intention of the council is to focus on the development of other facilities including roads in these areas. The National Security Advisory Council is now functioning as a ministry and the council has focused on the development of villages bordering international borders.

Attempts are not to flee from marginal villages. For this, steps are being taken to develop other basic facilities including roads there. After Himachal, Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, the center has now looked at the frontier villages of Uttarakhand.

In this, a team of National Security Advisory Council recently visited Uttarakhand. According to sources, the team got information about the villages of Dharchula and Munsiyari of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, along the China border, Joshimath in Chamoli and Bhatwadi blocks of Uttarkashi district.

The team was told that the villages in these frontier blocks are also not untouched by migration. The speed of migration to Joshimath is higher in all the four blocks, while its speed is somewhat slower than Joshimath in the other three. According to sources, the council team asked the state to prepare an action plan for the development of the frontier villages so that the migration from there could be completely stopped.

Under this, opinions have been sought on several points such as the development of other facilities including roads, employment opportunities. It has been asked to put it before the Council through a proper presentation. A meeting in this regard has been called in Delhi on 27 September. Dr. SS Negi, Deputy Chairman of the Exodus Commission confirmed the meeting.

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