There are several places well known temples, medicinal sulphur springs, buildings with historical importance, picnic spots in the city. [42] The soils maybe divided into 3 categories. Gairsain, a tehsil in Chamoli district, is located nearly 270-km from existing temporary capital of Dehradun. [16], Gairsain remained under the sway of Parmar Rajputs of Garhwal during the Medivial period. Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! 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. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time. Dehradun: CM Trivendra Singh Rawat in the state assembly on Wednesday announced a historic decision that Gairsain will be the summer capital of Uttarakhand. According to an official release of the state … This town nestled in Garhwal region and is located at around 280km away from Dehradun, the winter capital. Follow @UttrakhandSpecial Follow @UttrakhandSpecial Follow @UttrakhandSpecial • DM , TAG or use HASTAG #uttrakhandspecial to feature. The same year, Bhoomi Poojan Program was organized for the Vidhan Sabha Bhavan in Bhararisain, located about 14 km away from Gairsain. [48] Its location on the southern slopes of the outer Himalayas allows the monsoon currents to enter through the valley. Gairsain has one Degree College – the Government Degree College Gairsain, which was established in 2001, and is affiliated to the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar. 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 is also a gateway to the many famous tourist places Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Tehri, etc. The town is … CM Rawat made the announcement during the ongoing Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly at Gairsain. [32][33], Gairsain was given the status of a Nagar Panchayat in 2015–2016. The nearest railway station to Gairsain is Ramnagar which is 150 km away. In 2004, Baba Mohan Singh Uttarakhandi had gone on a 38-day-long hunger strike, in demand of making Gairsain as permanent capital of Uttarakhand. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. The state government has given a status of Nagar Panchayat to Gairsain in 2015-16. Dehradun in Uttarakhand is one of the oldest cities in India of Uttarakhand. 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]. [17][18] In 1358, the 37th ruler, Ajay Pal, brought all the minor principalities for the Garhwal region, under his own rule, and founded the Garhwal Kingdom, with Devalgarh as its capital, which he later shifted to Srinagar.[19]. [7] However, after the formation of the state on 9 November 2000, Dehradun was made the temporary capital of the state. [1] The proposal to develop Gairsain as the Summer capital of the state gained much acceptance by 2017. Uttarakhand has also become the second state to have a dual capital after the state of Jammu and Kashmir. CM Rawat made the announcement during the ongoing Budget session of the Uttarakhand Assembly at Gairsain. [23] This place eventually began to be projected as the capital of the proposed state during the Uttarakhand state movement. But Dehradun was named as the capital when the state was formed on November 9, 2000. No railways or airport is available in the town. On March 4, Uttarakhand's Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced 'Gairsain' as their new summer capital. [40], Gairsain is just about 16 km from the Almora district border along National Highway 87. Gairsain has an unusually gentle topography compared to the other areas of equivalent altitude in the Garhwal region. ", The notification by the governor of Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya dated June 8, 2020, stated, "The Governor is hereby pleased to give her assent for declaration of Bhararisen (Gairsain) in district Chamoli as summer capital of Uttarakhand.". The source from inside the state government told that once modified as the summer capital, the detailed project report (DPR) to building SCR will be prepared with the proposal of world-class health facilities, schools, and universities. 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. 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. The activists suggested Gairsain as the capital as it was falling on the border of Kumaon and Garhwal regions. Many important legislations were passed during the session. Literacy rate of the town is 87.27 percent. Private bus operators as well as state transport buses ply to and from the town. During the rest of the year the skies are generally clear to lightly clouded. This project, covering the catchment area of the streams feeding the dam, has its head offices located in Ranikhet. The city is perched at an elevation of 435 meters and also the Capital of Uttarakhand. On the lines of National Capital Region (NCR) in Delhi, Uttarakhand state government will be building the 'State Capital Region' (SCR) around recently announced summer capital Gairsain… 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. Dehra Dun, city, capital of Uttarakhand state, northern India. 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. Posts about capital of uttarakhand written by Surender Singh Rawat (गैरसैंण) Gairsain is also the headquarter of the Gairsain Tehsil – one of the six district subdivisions of Chamoli district. [42] The brown soils, found in the forests and fields near the town, varies in colour from brown to dark brown depending on the quantity of organic matter contained therein. [47] The types of soil found here are generally the same as found in the hilly areas comprising gravel sand, sandy loam, clayey loam, heavy clay and calcareous soils. The nearest railhead is located in Ramnagar, which is approximately 150 km from Gairsain. Dehradun capital of Uttarakhand and all about Dehradun climate, temperature , Dehradun Pin code, Dehradun weather, Dehradun to Mussoorie But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. Gairsain is situated in the center of the state;[43] although it comes within the administrative limits of the Garhwal division, the boundary of Kumaon division starts approximately 15 kilometers from the town. Gairsain town in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Monday was officially declared as the new summer capital of the hilly state. Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali was the first person to propose Gairsain as the capital of a hill state in the 1960s. Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], January 6 (ANI): Uttarakhand's tableau representing 'Kedarkhand' has been selected for the Republic Day parade to be held on January 26 at Rajpath in the national capital. Uttarakhand was carved out as a separate state from Uttar Pradesh in 1998. [42], Gairsain is situated at an elevation of 1650 metres, and as a result, the climate of the area is largely dependent on its high altitude. Uttarakhand, located in the northern part of India, shares its borders with Nepal, Tibet, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. [47] Gairsain comes under the Ramganga Soil Conservation Project that was initiated to contain the advancement of siltation in the Kalagarh dam. Gairsain Vikas Parishad has been looking over major infrastructure projects in and around Gairsain. Express Photo. [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). There are also many well known educational institutions and museums in the city. For any emergency during Lockdown,please call at Disaster Control Room - 1077,0135-2726066,2626066 [1] Gairsain, initially a small hamlet, had a recorded population of 2,895 in 1981. 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. It is bordered to the northwest by the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, to the northeast by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, to the southeast by Nepal, and to the south and southwest by the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Gairsain: Twenty years after Uttarakhand was granted statehood, an announcement was made in the state assembly on Wednesday to make Gairsain its summer capital. 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%. Reportedly locals of Uttarakhand were demanding to have a capital at Gairsain since quite some time. Dehradun is known as the Education hub of Uttarakhand. [12] According to Hindu tradition the earliest King of this area seems to have been Kubera, the Lord of Yakshas. In addition, one session of the legislative assembly will be held annually in Gairsain.[50][51]. Ex-Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna promised to undertake numerous developmental projects in Gairsain, during his first visit to the town. They were suppressed by Asuras who seem to have principally ruled over what is now Ukhimath. 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Dehradun is known as the Education hub of Uttarakhand. The snowfall is usually between 5 and 120 cm, and the snow accumulates for a day or two. National Highway 109 passes through the town, and connects with the cities of Haldwani, Almora, Ranikhet, Dwarahat and Karnaprayag. In 1989, Dr. D.D. [42] Construction material like granite, gneisses, slates tiles, and limestone, quartzite is found around the town. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and is well known for its scenic grandeur and beautiful surroundings. There is snowfall in the months of January and February. In course of time the Katyuri dynasty became a virtually indigenous ruling family of this region. wowrooms.co.in. [55], The nearby operational airports are located in Pantnagar, Pithoragarh and Dehradun at a distance of approximately 195, 240 and 260 kilometers respectively. "The Governor is hereby pleased to give her assent for declaration of Bhararisen (Gairsain) district Chamoli as the summer capital of Uttarakhand State," a notification by Uttarakhand government read. [26][27], After the formation of Uttarakhand on 9 November 2000, the demand for declaring Gairsain as the state capital started rising across the state. With this event, hopes are high that its stature might be raised to that of the permanent capital of the state, in the near future.[7][9][10]. An airstrip exists at Gauchar (55 km) but is used only during special occasions. 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). [23] After the success of this meeting, the foundation stone of a new building for the Uttarakhand Assembly was set in the GIC Ground in the year 2013. In 1930 the civil disobedience movement was made one occasion for launching individual Satyagraha against British Government. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. Uttarakhand has also become the second state to have a dual capital after the state of Jammu and Kashmir. #uttarakhand #rishikesh #rishikeshdiaries #rishikesh_diaries #rishikeshtrip #rishikesh #inrishikesh #rishikeshspirit #chai #uttrakhand_dairies #uttarakhandi #uttarakhand #uttarakhandheaven #pahadi_hai_hum #pahadi #ramjhula #uttarakhanddiaries #uttarakhandtraveller #uttarakhandculture #himanchal #hills #shimla #waterfall #travel #traveler #wanderlust #dehradun #nainital [25] A hunger strike, which lasted for 157 days, was organised in the year 1994 in order to pressurise the government to announce Gairsain as the capital of Uttarakhand. The Gairsain Tehsil is spread over an area of 501 square kilometres (193 sq mi) and is bound by the Karnaprayag Tehsil on its North, Tharali Tehsil on its East, Chaukhutia Tehsil of Almora district on its south and Thalisain Tehsil of Pauri Garhwal district on its West. [29] The commission found Dehradun and Kashipur eligible for the capital, noting "the interim capital, Dehradun, is a more suitable place as the permanent capital owing to the factors like its distance from national capital, centralised population and safety from natural calamities" and considering the odd geographical conditions, seismic data and other factors, disfavoured Gairsain as the permanent capital. Dehradun in Uttarakhand is one of the oldest cities in India of Uttarakhand. Dehradun is capital a of Uttrakhand is also known as Uttranchal. Follow us for updates, Different Oxford jab dosing for tests and actual rollout in India, Karnataka medical staff wary of jab, raise concerns over lack of data, Centre taking up massive project to vaccinate nation: Harsh Vardhan. Due to rugged and hilly terrain of the area, creation of facilities and infrastructure matching to the stature of the capital such as health, education, roads, transport will be a challenge, said the residents of the hill state. [5][6], Gairsain was envisaged as the state capital during the statehood agitation. The Legislative Assembly of the state is located at Dehradun, the winter capital city. 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Gairsain is crowned as the summer capital of Uttarakhand, two decades after the state was carved out of Uttar Pradesh as a separate state. [21] Amar Singh Thapa was appointed Governor of the region. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took a landmark and historic decision on Wednesday and has named Gairsain as the summer capital … The effectiveness of the rains is, among others, related to low temperature which means less evapotranspiration from the surrounding forests and vegetation cover – indicating that the soil moisture in the area is well preserved. This means Uttarakhand will now get a permanent summer capital, two decades after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh as a separate state. 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. Uttarakhand, located in the northern part of India, shares its borders with Nepal, Tibet, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. With Governor Baby Rani Maurya giving her assent for declaration of Bhararisen (Gairsain) in Chamoli district as the summer capital of Uttarakhand Monday, a two-decade-long wait of the hill region came to an end. For any emergency during Lockdown,please call at Disaster Control Room - 1077,0135-2726066,2626066 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. Dehra Dun, city, capital of Uttarakhand state, northern India. Dehradun, the capital of the state, is the largest city. We, together have achieved the milestone, no one else could. 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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. 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. However, plans to build an airstrip were announced by the then CM Vijay Bahuguna in the year 2012. Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya gave her nod to the state government's move declaring Gairsain or Bhararisen as the new summer capital of the state. UKD, In the honour of Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali, named this proposed capital region as Chandranagar. The Baba died on the 38th day after undertaking a “fast unto death” for the sake of a long pending peoples� demand to declare Gairsain as the permanent capital of Uttaranchal. [11] The other tradition envisages that Himalayan country is said to be made up of five divisions one of which is Kedar Khanda which has been specifically dealt within the Kedar Khand section of Skand Puran. You'll be shocked to know how many babies were born on New Year! A visual of Uttarakhand's tableau representing 'Kedarkhand'. Government of Uttarakhand | Dehradun, Capital of Uttarakhand. 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. (Photo/ANI) Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], January 6 (ANI): Uttarakhand's tableau representing 'Kedarkhand' has been selected for the Republic Day parade to be held on January 26 at Rajpath in the national capital. [49] The population subsequently rose to 4,228 in 1991 and 6,258 in 2001. Courtesy:- @thevacationboy *Please visit photographer's gallery for admire his/her work. In May 2014, a decision was taken by Uttarakhand government to constitute 'Gairsain Development Council' by merging the blocks of Gairsain in Chamoli and Chaukhutia in Almora,[31] and by the end of the year, there were plans to develop Gairsain as the Summer capital of Uttarakhand. An adjoining village is named Gair (गैड़) and some attribute the name Gairsain as the deep plain area at the foot of Gair Village. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. The town is located at 30°03′N 79°17′E / 30.05°N 79.28°E / 30.05; 79.28 and has an average altitude of 1,650 metres (5,410 ft). It is being considered as the future Permanent capital of Uttarakhand. [38][39] An official notification to this effect was issued on 8 June 2020 by the government after the then governor, Baby Rani Maurya gave her assent to the move. The Baba died on the 38th day after undertaking a “fast unto death” for the sake of a long pending peoples� demand to declare Gairsain as the permanent capital of Uttaranchal. In 1992, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal declared Gairsain as the capital of Uttarakhand. The nearest airport is Gauchar Airport, at Gauchar which is approximately 54 km.[41]. Its capital is the northwestern city of Dehra Dun. 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. [24] The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, in the year 1992, formally declared Gairsain as the capital of the proposed state of Uttarakhand. The commission formed in the year 2001 got 10 extensions and submitted a report favoring Dehradun as the permanent capital of Uttarakhand. [13] The Katyuris were replaced by Chand Kings in Kumaon, while Garhwal was fragmented into several small principalities. 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