Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said various ambitious projects are in pipeline to bring Basohli town on the tourism map.
The Minister was on a whirlwind tour of the area. During his visit, the Minister also met various deputations and took stock of the demands of the people.
Deputations from village Jandraili, Sheetal Nagar, Gadodi, Kund, Talail, Shayara, Khadi, Hat Mashka and Tohara met the Minister and apprised him with their demands pertaining to upgradation of roads, lanes and drains, low voltage, playground, regular supply of drinking water, supply of ration as per scale fixed by the government, an official statements said.
Singh urged the residents for taking up massive plantation drives to improve the green cover and stressed on developing ornamental and medicinal plants.
He said that Basohli area has ample potential for cultivation of medicinal plants and exhorted upon the farmers and youth to take up cultivation of these plants to tap their financial benefits. He also informed that requisite steps will be taken to promote Art and Pashmina of Basohli.