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Chief minister lays foundation for Himalayan Research Centre at Dehradun varsity

Rawat said that the institute would start functioning within a year.

dehradun Updated: Feb 09, 2018 21:16 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Uttarakhand news,Chief minister,Himalayan Research Centre
Chief minister TS Rawat inaugurates the centre in Dehradun on Friday. (HT PHOTO)

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday laid the foundation stone for the Himalayan Research and Study Centre here on the premises of Doon University, stating that the institute would help fill a crucial gap in the research relating to the Uttarakhand Himalaya.

“The Himalayan ecology appears stressed due to various factors (like climate change) and the entire scenario relating to animal and plant biodiversity is changing fast,” he said, adding that a lot of research on the crucial aspects is therefore required. “The proposed institute would help bridge that gap,” Rawat said.

He said that the institute would start functioning within a year.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 21:15 IST