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The government of Jammu and Kashmir after the receding of third wave of covid has started concentrating on the developmental projects and also to develop tourism related projects in different villages.

In this direction recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir held a review meeting in Budgam and asked the officers to speed up the work for different projects and also to take steps to keep ready the tourist destinations of the district.

He said that all Sarpanchs under the mission mode shall also carry out the sanitation campaign across all villages and ensure construction of separate pits for dumping of waste generated at village level, besides, ensuring all their areas are made litter and plastic free zones.

He laid emphasis on promotion of Doodhpathri, Tosamaidan and Yousmarg tourist destinations and directed the concerned to brace up for celebrating the current year as an ‘Year of Tourism in Budgam.

He emphasized that besides proper sanitation and putting in place all other required facilities at tourist destinations, facilities like huts, cafeteria and lavatory complexes be established for the hassle-free stay of tourists. He said that after Srinagar, Budgam should be showcased as the next stop for the tourists with the best facilities. He asked to extend handholding to local youth to enable them to look for self employment avenues in the tourism trade.

He emphasized on convergence of MGNREGA with other schemes to provide maximum wages to the registered labour card holders and create durable rural assets.

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