Saturday, June 23, 2018
Kashmir Times Logo
CM: Tourism helps in removing misgivings
MUMBAI, Mar 18: Terming tourism as one of measures to improve people to people contacts, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said it helps in reducing frictions and removing misgivings among people and is the best way to promote dialogue.

Addressing a joint session of tour and travel operators of Maharashtra, Gujarat and other adjoining states, the Chief Minister said, “Tourism is the business of people meeting each other and with more such interactions, you come to know each other’s place and people in a better way rather than knowing it through other channels.” She said by promoting tourism not only are the local economies benefitted but it leads to more cultural exchanges between societies whereby people understand each other better and feel for each other.

Inviting tourists of Maharashtra, Gujarat and other adjoining states to visit Jammu & Kashmir and enjoy its beauty, Mehbooba said a number of steps have been taken for improving tourist infrastructure in the State besides the road and air connectivity is being given a renewed thrust. Moreover, she said, the State has unveiled a Tourism Policy by which the tourism sector has given a structured format. She said every area of the State is being promoted with its uniqueness of attracting tourists.

Mehbooba said the people of the state proved themselves as great hosts and despite severe strain like the unrest of last year they cared and hosted the tourists in a befitting manner. “This gesture needs to be reciprocated with more arrival this year,” she added.

Earlier Secretary Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah also impressed upon the tour operators to bring more and more tourists to the state this year. He said many packages like the Tulip festival, summer packages etc. have been devised to attract every segment of society to the State.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister continued with her series of meeting with industry leaders to persuade them to invest in the state.

Today Mehbooba had a detailed meeting with the Chairman of Essel Infra, Subhash Chandra and discussed the possibility of developing water sports at Ranjit Sagar Dam and Wullar lake in the state.

Chandra evinced keen interest in the project and informed the Chief Minister that his group already started doing the work on the subject and he himself was planning to visit the state to give the project a concrete shape.

The Chief Minister also discussed with Chandra areas of infrastructure development, power transmission reforms and solid waste management. The group has successfully implemented several projects in these areas in States like Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

Secretary, Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah and President, Business Development, Essel Infra, Kamal Maheshwari was also present in the meeting.

News Updated at : Sunday, March 19, 2017
Comment on this Story 

Top Stories of the Day  
Traffic restored on Srinagar-Jammu highway
SRINAGAR, Mar 18: Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the line of control (LoC) remained cut off while traffic on national highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was restored after fresh landslides last night. Traffic on Kashmir highway was plying from Srinagar to Jammu today and no vehicle was allowed from opposite direction. Meanwhile, the Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir valley due to closure of the national highway due to
> Protest by media persons against police assault
> Pak move will prove detrimental: Shah
> PDP kick starts poll campaign
> Violent mob kills Rafiabad man in Uri
> Nothing new about separatists’ poll boycott calls: Madhav
Other Stories from Web  
Find us on
Weather Report
Shridev Sharma
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.