New Delhi, India: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Uttarakhand today ahead of the Legislative Assembly elections. Shah's visit to Uttarakhand was announced by Uttarakhand minister Dhansingh Rawat on October 28. Shah will start the 'Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana' in Dehradun at 11:20 a.m. today. He will speak at 4 p.m. today in Haridwar as part of the Shantikunj Golden Jubilee Year lecture series. At Bannu School in Dehradun, Amit Shah will also launch the state government's ambitious 'Mukhyamantri Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana.' Following the launch, Shah will address a public meeting and inaugurate the PACS computerization after releasing the departmental magazine "Sahakar Se Samridhi." The Union Home Minister's programme will be broadcast live across the state in 670 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) and 292 cooperative banks.
The 'Mukhyamantri Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana' aims to relieve the burden of over three lakh rural women in the state who live in mountainous areas. Packaged silage (safe green fodder) and complete mixed animal feed will be delivered to their houses under this programme. The Chief Minister Ghasiyari Kalyan Yojana will be implemented in four hilly districts, namely Pauri, Rudraprayag, Almora, and Champawat, before being expanded to additional districts.
The election for the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly is set for early 2022. In the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP won 57 seats, the Congress won 11, and the remaining seats were won by others.