'Tangmarg Drang-Khag to be developed as eco-tourist spot'
Buderkot, June 2: Asserting that Buderkot and its adjacent areas have huge tourism potential, Minister for agriculture and Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) President, Ghulam Hassan Mir Saturday said the areas are being developed as an eco-tourist destination.
Addressing public at Buderkot, DPN President said that steps have already been taken by the government to cover these areas under new tourist circuit namely Drang Tangmarg to Drang Khag circuit for which a comprehensive project has been made at a cost of Rs 3.64 crore under centrally sponsored scheme. The project has been sent soon to Union Ministry for Tourism and Culture for assistance.
He said during the last three and half years, the government gave priority for creating world class tourism infrastructure across the state to increase tourist stay in the Jammu and Kashmir besides to harness the potential of unexplored tourist destination of the state.
To provide better road communication in and around the new tourist circuit, the Minister said that road project of Rs 2.42cr have been formulated under PMGSY to connect Tangmarg Drang to Khag Drang.
Giving reference of the construction of Narbal- Gulmarg road, Mir said with the completion of this ambitious tourist project, the numbers of show rooms of Kashmir handicrafts have been opened alongside the road, which have give flip to tourist and economic activities of the area. He said it has also created number of employment opportunities for the local youth of the area.
“We are also promoting agri-horti-tourism in valley by way of giving different incentives to the growers who will come forward and express their desire for the same. We are also contemplating to celebrate various fruit blossom festivals as are being celebrated in different parts of the world and the locally Badam Wari festival”, he said. He said promoting of Agri-Horti-tourist sector would help to generate ample employment opportunities in valley.
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