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Durmi-Gauna lake in Uttarakhand to be revived after 50 years

The village of Gauna got popular after finding a boat from time of British rule in India.

Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Chamoli District in Uttarakhand (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Ms. Swati Bhadauriya who is the district magistrate of the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand announced that the project report to develop Durmi-Gauna lake is under preparation. As per the project plan, the Durmi-Gauna lake will be developed into a tourist destination to help expand tourism opportunities.

The Dami-Gauna lake is also popularly known as Birahi Taal and the lake has been known since the British rule in India. The British officers used this site as a popular destination for their visits. The area surrounding the lake gives a beautiful scenic view of the mountains and alpine trees.

Last month, a British-era boat was discovered while digging the flash flood debris. The Gauna village got popular after this discovery of the old boat and discussion on developing the area began among the people.

Under the project plan, the main objective is to develop the lake site into a major tourist attraction. This plan has the potential to create many jobs for the people in the local community. People in the community are optimistic about the development of their community.

Many development projects to build infrastructure and tourism-related projects are underway to revive the tourism industry. Although, many projects are long term projects there are some positive steps taken by the government for the sustainability of the tourism sector.

Goa, Rajasthan, Himachal, Kerala, and Uttarakhand are the most popular states that tourists visit. Both domestic and international tourists visit these states in large numbers every year. With many lockdown restrictions being relaxed throughout India, These states are expected to see a steady rise in the number of incoming tourists in the coming months.

This has created an air of optimism for the tourist industry and the people are hoping to recover their losses and plan to sustain their businesses in the future. With new projects being completed and more being initialized, the tourism industry can expect steady growth in the coming months.

In the coming weeks, new information will be released on what exactly would be the development project contain. It is expected that the project will create jobs for the community.

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