JAMMU:- The Government would sought Rs. 29.90 crore from Union Ministry of Tourism for upgradation of adventure sports tourism infrastructure at Zanskar in Kargil district, said Tourism and Culture Minister, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora while reviewing fiscal and financial achievements registered by Zanskar Tourism Development Authority here today.
Jora said that Tourism potential of Zanskar area is being explored fully by creation of tourist related infrastructure and development of scenic spots, besides adventure sports of the area.
The Minister said that to promote adventure tourism and create tourist related facilities in the area, the Government is formulating a detailed project of Rs. 29.90 crore, which after approval of the State Government would be submitted to Central Government for approval of funding.
Jora said that 3 Tourism Development Project of Rs. 39.78 crore was under implementation for creation and upgradation of varied tourist in the area under State Plan and Centrally sponsored schemes. He said so far Rs. 11.99 crore have been released against which Rs. 11.89 crore expended for infrastructure development in the area.
Minister of State for Tourism, Culture and Home, Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani was present in the meeting.
Chief Executive Counsellor, Kargil Hill Development Council, Mr. Kachu Ahmed Ali Khan, MLA, Zanskar Mr. Feroz Ahmed Khan, Commissioner Secretary Tourism and Culture, Atul Dullo, Director Tourism Kashmir, Mr. Talat Parvez, District Development Commissioenr, Kargil, Mr. Fida Hussain, I/C Chief Executive Officer, Zanskar Development Authority, Bilal Ahmed and senior officers and engineers of concerned departments attended the meeting.
The meeting threadbare discussed several issues related to the development of Zanskar area and approved annual action plan of current fiscal.
The Chief Executive Officer, ZDA gave a detailed power point presentation on physical and financial achievements registered by the ZDA for promotion of tourism in the area.
The Minister appreciated the efforts of the functionaries of ZDA for creating quality tourist infrastructure in the area. He instructed concerned for timely completion of under execution works. He also directed not to take up new works before completing old ones. He underscored the need creation of tourism infrastructure at potential spots in corporating the local aesthetic feature and art and stressed that utilization certificates of the projects should be submitted to the government well in time to maintain flow of funds from the centre for taking up of new projects.
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