Young professionals start ‘Subaer’ to curb migration

DEHRADUN: In an initiative to stem migration from the hills, a group of young professionals hailing from the state initiated an organization, ‘Subaer,’ meaning dawn, on Monday. The organization aims to acquire deserted agricultural land from farmers in remote areas of the state and use it for organic farming and agri-based activities that will help generate employment.
The initiative was flagged off by agriculture minister Subodh Uniyal who said that the state requires more young brains to invest their energy and time in the state.
“In Uttarakhand, growth was mainly centred in plain districts and hill districts remained far behind. Most of the economic opportunities concentrated in plain areas of the state, leading to huge income inequalities across the hill and plain districts. We need to avert this lopsided development phenomenon,” Uniyal said.