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Anurag Thakur wants CUHP campus at Dehra

chandigarh Updated: Jun 07, 2014 20:53 IST
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Hamirpur BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Saturday again raked up the issue of setting up of permanent campus of Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) at Dehra.

Anurag Thakur who was here in connection with hearing of a case told media persons that he would raise the issue in the ensuing monsoon session of Parliament.

"Efforts will be made to get the environmental clearances for the land on which the institution is proposed to come up. I will meet the concerned Union ministers in this regard and foundation stone of the university will be laid at Dehra very soon," said Thakur.

It is worth mentioning that matter of permanent campus for CUHP is hanging fire since its establishment five years ago.

The previous BJP government in the state had proposed two campuses - one at Dharamsala and another at Dehra for CUHP in Kangra district.

The 20% campus of the university, including administrative offices and some colleges of humanities were proposed to come up at Dharamsala while 80% campus was proposed at Dehra.

The BJP government had offered nearly 200 kanal land for its campus at Dharamsala and nearly 500 kanal at Dehra.

Since the land given was forestland, the case of allotment of land got stuck with the Union ministry of environment and forests.

After the Congress government came to power in the state in 2012, it sent a new proposal to the Union ministry of human resource and development proposing 80% of the campus at Dharamsala.

In the revised proposal the government allotted nearly 400 kanal of land for the campus at Dharamsala and around 200 kanal for Dehra.

Now, both proposals are pending with the ministry of environment and forests and HRD. Dehra falls in the parliamentary constituency of Anurag Thakur.

Earlier, meeting the members of Dharamsala bar association, Thakur said efforts would be made to set up circuit bench of high Court of Himachal Pradesh at Dharamsala.

He also said that the government would identify the families of soldiers of the Dogra regiment who fought in the World War- 1 and honour them to recongnise their services. "I will also meet British ambassador to India in this regard," said Thakur.