Naeem for harnessing tourism potential of Kargil

Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today called for tapping the diverse tourism potential of Kargil and Leh including adventure sports and mountaineering to give flip to the economy of the area.

Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today called for tapping the diverse tourism potential of Kargil and Leh including adventure sports and mountaineering to give flip to the economy of the area.

"Various initiatives have been taken to fully harness the tourism potential of Kargil and Leh and besides area-specific measures, the desert district is being developed as a part of Rs 97 crore, Gulmarg-Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh circuit," the Minister said while addressing 21st annual function of All Ladakh Students Welfare Association Jammu (ALSWAJ) at Zorawar Auditorium of Jammu University here today.

Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, Councillor LAHDC-Kargil Aga Abbas and members of ALSWAJ besides parents, scholars and prominent citizens of Kargil were present on the occasion.

The Minister said that under Gulmarg-Baramulla-Kupwara-Leh circuit proposed under Himalayan Circuit, tourist spots and unexplored areas would be developed at Gulmarg, Baba Reshi, Lolab, Drass, Kargil, Sankhoo, Skuru, Nobra-Turtuk, on Leh-Manali road and heritage sites of Kargil, Leh and Zanaskar.

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