JSW Signs MoU With Uttarakhand Govt For Reconstruction Of Kedarnath

| October 20 , 2017 , 17:15 IST

The ancient shrine of Kedarnath was devastated by the flash floods in 2013 and is yet to fully recover.

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon corporate support for help in the development of the nation, the JSW Group on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Uttarakhand government to carry out reconstruction and restoration work of Kedarnath.

As per the signed MoU, JSW Group will be undertaking the reconstruction and restoration of the Adi Shankaracharya Kutir along with a museum, ghats on river Saraswati and part reconstruction of the Teerth Purohit (Priests) houses and other infrastructural facilities related to the houses in Kedarpuri.

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"JSW Group is committed to preserving India's rich religious heritage. We believe that our restoration effort will help improve local infrastructure as well as develop various facilities for local teerth purohits and the large number of pilgrims that visit Kedarnath," said Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group.

The reconstruction and restoration projects will help improve the facilities at Kedarnath that had been damaged by the 2013 floods. Located approximately 11,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas, Kedarnath has been inching back to recovery.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited Kedarnath and laid the foundation stone for several reconstruction and restoration projects.

"We need more corporate support to work on the development of the country. We need more companies and their corporate social responsibility activities to work on this nation. Will fully develop India by 2022," he said.