Central government has recently reaffirmed its commitment that it will bring J&K as a tourism destination at the global level. Recently the Union Minister of Tourism was in Srinagar and he met all the stakeholders of the tourist industry and assured them that the government will resolve all their issues and will try to remove all the bottlenecks in their trade.
He said that J&K being a tourism state remains top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who always pushes his Cabinet for the development of J&K.
He reviewed the progress of tourism development projects supported by the Union Government for the UT.
He was informed about the different activities and projects being carried out in the region and the initiative taken with respect to the promotion of J&K tourism.
In the past three years many tourism festivals and events besides 2nd Edition of Khelo India Games were held at Gulmarg and a wide promotion campaign is also being carried out in different parts of the country.
A detailed presentation was also given over the celebrations of 75 years of independence and in this regard, an Iconic Week celebration is being organized in both the divisions of J&K where myriad activities would be held to showcase J&K’s rich culture, heritage, food, music etc.
He e-inaugurated various developmental tourism projects which include a 10 bedroom tourist complex at Verinag, Apple resort at Ladoora Rafiabad, wayside amenities at Awantipora among others.