Mumbai– The JSW Group, on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Uttarakhand government to carry out the work of reconstruction and restoration of Kedarnath, which was devastated by flash floods in June 2013, a company statement said here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone to mark the commencement of the reconstruction and restoration projects.

According to the MoU signed, JSW Group has committed for 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.

Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, approximately 11,000 feet above sea level in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.

“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 of these projects will help improve the overall facilities at Kedarnath which were damaged/washed away in the deluge of 2013. (IANS)