Locals ask Govt to designate Chattergul as tourist village

Locals ask Govt to designate Chattergul as tourist village
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Ganderbal, Oct 14: Chattergul area situated on the upper reaches of Ganderbal is rich in scenic beauty with streams, meadows and dense forests. But people are disappointed after the demand of declaring it as a tourist village has been declined by authorities.

A local resident Sajad Ahmad said that designating the village as a tourist village can offer  opportunities for livelihood. The government has identified 181 villages’ of picturesque beauty and cultural significance for transformation into tourist destinations with the aim of strengthening the rural economy and empowering the youth and women by direct and indirect employment opportunities.

According to the Sarpanch of the area a proposal was put forward in public outreach Back to Village programme and also brought to notice of LG administration but nothing happened.

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