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Uttarakhand: Amid rush back home, no takers for ‘ghost villages’
Indian Express | 22/05/2020 09:50 AM | Click to read full article
Officials say that as per their records, not one of the more than two lakh residents of the state who have registered to come back have opted for its 1,700-odd "nirjan" villages, areas without road connectivity or opportunities, which now house just one-two families. Listing the initiatives to encourage migrants to return, Chief Development Officer Himanshu Khurana said they are developing clusters of 10-12 villages, including the nirjan villages.