New Strategy Adopted To Promote Tourism: LG

Srinagar: The administration is working on a multipronged strategy for the promotion of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir to attract more and more tourists to the region, besides generating employment avenues for the local population, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said Monday.

He made these remarks while interacting with former J&K Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh at Raj Bhavan here on Monday, an official spokesperson said.

Singh, he said, submitted a charter of demands to the LG related to development of unexplored tourism potential areas, expediting the work on Tawi Riverfront, besides widening of Dayalachak- Challan road and construction of Lakhanpur-Mahanpur-Basohli-Dunera road.

He also thanked the government for developing water sports infrastructure in Basohli, and requested for expansion of the water sports facilities in the area to develop it as a major tourist hub.

While interacting with the former Deputy CM, the LG observed that the government is making concerted efforts to promote Basohli as a unique destination for water sports with state-of-the-art facilities.

“We are working on a multipronged strategy for the promotion of tourism in the UT to attract more and more tourists to the region, besides generating employment avenues for the local population,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.

He said that on the development of Tawi Riverfront, LG said that the necessary impetus is being given for the speedy completion of the prestigious project and other important water projects.

“Directions have already been passed for completion of the Jammu Tawi Barrage within a time period of one year,” Sinha said, while urging former Deputy CM to continue his sustained endeavours for promoting the welfare of people on all fronts.

Besides Singh, former Minister, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali also called on LG at the Raj Bhavan here today.

Ali, according to an official spokesperson, submitted a memorandum of demands to the LG pertaining to operationalization of Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Tribal Research Institute; execution of Anas Irrigation project; construction of Kotranka-Khawas road, establishment of new Degree College at Peeri, construction of Degree College Kotranka etc.

He said discussion was also held on speedy implementation of Forest Rights Act.

“The LG observed that the government is implementing the Forest Rights Act in letter and spirit, and is making several interventions aimed at safeguarding the rights and interests of the tribal communities,” the official spokesperson said.

“The Lt Governor assured the former Minister that the genuine issues and demands projected by him would be taken up for examination and their early redressal,” he added.

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