Rural Electrical Corporation Limited recently announced a contribution of Rs 23.52 crore under Corporate Social Responsibility to Shri Kedarnath Utthan Charitable Trust (SKUCT). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was executed today in New Delhi between Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, REC Limited and Ila Giri, Additional Spatial Commissioner, Uttarakhand.
Welcoming the initiative of REC Limited, Minister of Tourism, Uttarakhand, Satpal Ji Maharaj, said, “Kedarnath is the dream project of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji, which the State Government is constantly striving to realize. The development and strengthening of public infrastructure is the key to this objective. I am grateful to the REC Foundation for its involvement in this noble cause. "
Dilip Jawalkar, Secretary – Tourism, Govt of Uttarakhand informed that according to the MoU, the amount will be used for the ground building works and administrative offices and hospitals etc. in Saraswati Plaza. In addition, the amount will be used for the development of infrastructure between Saraswati Edge and Temple Street and various types of infrastructure work in Kedarnath city and adjoining areas. He added, local people will get employment in construction works, as well as construction of tourism infrastructure will attract more devotees to this destination which will strengthen the local economy.