‘Tourism dev govt’s priority’
Jammu, May 30: Tourism Industry being the backbone of the state economy is the cutting edge of the socio-economic status of all the three regions of the state, said Minister for Tourism and Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora while inaugurating the 2nd Annual Grameen-cum-Tourism festival at famous lush green Lal Draman Doda.
The 2nd annual Grameen–cum-tourism Mela, Lal Draman was organized by the District Administration in collaboration Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages and Army.
Saying said that the coalition Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is committed for the development of unexplored tourist destinations in the state, Jora said that Tourism infrastructure has been developed in Bhaderwah and now the same will be replicated in other parts like Doda and Kishtwar, an official statement said.
The Minister announced that for the development of Lal Draman which is said to be the Gulmarg of Doda, a tourism development consultant will be engaged to prepare a master plan within few months and then the Tourism infrastructure development work at Lal Draman will be taken up in a phased manner.
Jora said that Tourism being the most affected industry during turmoil in the state has yielded record breaking results on revival and the inflow of tourists has increased manifolds in the state.
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