[42] Construction material like granite, gneisses, slates tiles, and limestone, quartzite is found around the town. In 1947 the area along with rest of country won independence from British rule when it was part of the district British Garhwal also called Pauri Garhwal. [42], Gairsain is located along an anticlinal thrust plane of the Almora nappe. In addition, one session of the legislative assembly will be held annually in Gairsain.[50][51]. The Legislative Assembly of the state is located at Dehradun, the winter capital city. DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand government on Monday formally declared Gairsain as the summer capital of Uttarakhand with governor notifying the same. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time. 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But Dehradun was named as the capital when the state was formed on November 9, 2000. Over 4 lakh houses in Karnataka to get natural gas in eight years thanks to new pipeline, Toxic gas leak in Odisha's Rourkela Steel Plant: Four workers dead, US Capitol violence in 10 pictures: When pro-Trump mob stormed the building to overturn election, Ajith Kumar to Mohanlal: Check out the complete list of Dadasaheb Phalke South Awards 2020 winners. [1] The proposal to develop Gairsain as the Summer capital of the state gained much acceptance by 2017. One is the red soil found on the slopes and generally sandy is grayish brown when dry and reddish when moist. [30] Although, the whole state, baring plains, is in Seismic Zone-5, In 2012, the then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahuguna organized a cabinet meeting in Gairsain. Uttarakhand, located in the northern part of India, shares its borders with Nepal, Tibet, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. [55], The nearby operational airports are located in Pantnagar, Pithoragarh and Dehradun at a distance of approximately 195, 240 and 260 kilometers respectively. Dehradun is known as the Education hub of Uttarakhand. The state government has given a status of Nagar Panchayat to Gairsain in 2015-16. The activists suggested Gairsain as the capital as it was falling on the border of Kumaon and Garhwal regions. Gairsain - The Summer Capital of Uttrakhand This picturesque town is located in the centre Garhwal and Kumaon and acts as a prime town for both the regions. 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Uttarakhand was separated from Uttar Pradesh in 2000, and it was since then that its people were demanding for Garsain to be made the capital of the state. Gairsain, a tehsil in Chamoli district, is located nearly 270-km from existing temporary capital of Dehradun. CM Rawat made the announcement during the ongoing Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly at Gairsain. The entire complex was proposed to be developed on the green city concept, which would be equipped with several modern facilities on its sprawling campus including "residential apartments and commercial complexes, dispensaries, and schools, besides parks and playgrounds for children and youth". Gairsain town is located 250 kilometers from Dehradun at 5,410 feet elevation spanning around 7.53 square kilometres with a population of around 12000. Dehradun, the capital of the state, is the largest city. CM Rawat made the announcement during the ongoing Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly at Gairsain. The number of men in the city is 3,582 while the number of women is 3,556,[1] which gives it a sex ratio of 100.73%. Uttarakhand's capital is Dehradun, the majestic city which is also known as the 'Abode of Drona'. A railway line connecting Karnaprayag with Rishikesh is under construction,[52] and upon its completion, the Karnaprayag railway station (47 km) will be the nearest railway station to Gairsain. Government of Uttarakhand | Dehradun, Capital of Uttarakhand. This town is famous for tourism and offers a spectacular sceneries as this land is blessed with natural beauty. However, plans to build an airstrip were announced by the then CM Vijay Bahuguna in the year 2012. Harish Rawat government has claimed that it is creating infrastructure including roads, water supply, helipads and airstrips around Gairsain to pave its way as capital of Uttarakhand in the coming years. The tourism business in Uttarakhand generated ₹ 23,000 crores during 2013-14.. Badrinath Valley, along the Alaknanda River, Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took a landmark and historic decision on Wednesday and has named Gairsain as the summer capital … [54] In may 2019, the Ministry of Railways sanctioned the survey of a new railway track which would connect Gairsain with Tanakpur, Bageshwar, Chaukhutiya, and Karnaprayag. DEHRADUN (Uttarakhand): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Wednesday announced that Gairsain will be the summer capital of the state, partially fulfilling the demand of the hill people to make it the permanent capital. During the rest of the year the skies are generally clear to lightly clouded. The announcement came after almost two decades after the formation of Uttarakhand in the year 2000. The state has two divisions—Garhwal and Kumaon—with 13 districts. The Nanda Devi Mountains divide the state into two parts- Kumaon and Garhwal. This project, covering the catchment area of the streams feeding the dam, has its head offices located in Ranikhet. [42] According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the town falls under seismic zone 5, in a scale of 2 to 5 (in order of increasing vulnerability to earthquakes). Dehradun: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat in the state assembly on Wednesday announced a historic decision that Gairsain will be the summer capital of Uttarakhand. Gairsain is a town and Nagar Panchayat in Chamoli district and is situated at the eastern edge of the vast Dudhatoli mountain range, located almost at the centre of the state, at a distance of approximately 250 kilometres from Dehradun. Follow @UttrakhandSpecial Follow @UttrakhandSpecial Follow @UttrakhandSpecial • DM , TAG or use HASTAG #uttrakhandspecial to feature. Gairsain Vikas Parishad has been looking over major infrastructure projects in and around Gairsain. Gairsain town in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Monday was officially declared as the new summer capital of the hilly state. A three-day session of the Uttarakhand assembly was organized for the first time in this assembly building that was completed in 2014. [2][3][4] Gairsain is a town and Nagar Panchayat in Chamoli district and is situated at the eastern edge of the vast Dudhatoli mountain range, located almost at the centre of the state, at a distance of approximately 250 kilometres from Dehradun. [48] Skies are heavily clouded during the monsoon months and for short spells when the region is affected by the passage of western disturbances. After the Mahabharata war, Nagas, Kunindas, Kiratas, Tanganas and Khasas exercised control over this region. The state government has given a status of Nagar Panchayat to Gairsain in 2015-16. This means Uttarakhand will now get a permanent summer capital, two decades after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh as a separate state. [22] In 1919, this area came into prominence as a centre of political activity under the leadership of Anusuya Prasad Bahuguna, a leader who held public meetings against coolie-begar system. Uttarakhand commission recommends masterplan for summer capital Gairsain Garsain was one of the areas in the hill district of Chamoli which saw significant migration of locals to other states. [20] Soon after this the Gorkha leaders Amar Singh Thapa, Hastidal Chutariya and some others invaded Garhwal with a large and well equipped army. But Dehradun was named as the capital when the state was formed on November 9, 2000. The city is perched at an elevation of 435 meters and also the Capital of Uttarakhand. [24] An office of Directorate of Higher Education and Diet was inaugurated in Gairsain in 1991. You'll be shocked to know how many babies were born on New Year! Uttarakhand is an Indian state in the Himalayas.The state is popularly known as Devbhumi (land of Gods) due to the presence of numerous Hindu pilgrimage sites. Gairsain town in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Monday was officially declared as the new summer capital of the hilly state. Gairsain named Uttarakhand’s summer capital: All you need to know about the tehsil in Chamoli district Gairsain is a tehsil in Chamoli district and is located nearly 270 kilometres from Dehradun, which is the existing capital. He was followed by Dilip Sah, Upendra Sah and Pradeep Sah for over half a century. There are also many well known educational institutions and museums in the city. At the time of its establishment, the city was spread over an area of 7.53 sq. Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand (formerly known as Uttaranchal), a state in the northern part of India. During the winter months the humidity increases towards the afternoon generally. [32][33], Gairsain was given the status of a Nagar Panchayat in 2015–2016. Government is planning the development of an Airport at Chaukhutia, which is situated in Almora district at a distance of 35 km from Gairsain.[56][57]. Kanakpal and his descendants of Parmar dynasty, gradually conquered all the independent fortresses (Garhs) belonging to its 52 small chieftains, and ruled the whole of Garhwal Kingdom for the next 915 years, up to 1804 AD. [40], Gairsain is just about 16 km from the Almora district border along National Highway 87. [24] The same year, a committee headed by Ramashankar Kaushik, which was constituted by then Mulayam Singh Yadav Government, recommended the creation of the hill state of Uttarakhand with Gairsain as its capital. The hill town of Gairsain in the hill district of Chamoli officially became the summer capital of Uttarakhand after the state Governor Baby Rani Maurya gave her assent to it on Monday, said officials. It lies in the northwestern part of the state in the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of about 2,200 feet (670 metres).