Urging people to be self-reliant, the advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Thursday called upon civil society to partner with the government for the implementation of various public welfare schemes.
The advisor, according to an official spokesperson, expressed these views while interacting with various public delegations here.
The delegations included Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association, Civil Society Tral, All India National Awardee Teachers State Unit, J&K, parents of autistic children, OBCs delegation and others.
The advisor said that the government has envisaged a broad roadmap for the holistic development of the state. He said the government has initiated various state as well as centre sponsored schemes to develop the infrastructure in the state. However, the government needs support from various stakeholders to make these schemes a success.
The advisor said to increase the tourists' footfall in the valley a sustained campaign needs to be launched. He said it is important that all the stakeholders of tourism industry including major tourism associations including Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) and Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Association (KHARA) regularly participate in travel marts and festivals organized across the country to promote the State tourism.
The delegation requested that positives of the State should equally be highlighted by the media.
More than 40 delegations from various parts of the state called on the Advisor and apprised him with their issues and grievances.
Indian Telephone Industries Limited (Srinagar plant) delegation sought renewal of lease so that their industry could invest more in the state.