Guv assures KCCI of upgrading tourism infra, joint tourism events

Guv assures KCCI of upgrading tourism infra, joint tourism events

SRINAGAR: A delegation from the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its President Mushtaq Ahmad Wani on Tuesday met Governor N N Vohra here.
In a statement issued by the chamber, it said that the governor was apprised in detail about various issues being faced by different business sectors. It said that governor issued instructions for extending wavier on the 12.5 percent service tax to be charged by the hoteliers on their customers.
The chamber hailed the efforts made by the Department of Tourism for promotion of tourism by organizing Road Shows and Travel Marts in cities other than metropolis across India.
It called for organizing government sponsored events jointly showcasing the Tourism-Handicrafts-Horticulture potential of the state at Mumbai and Gujarat.
The statement added that governor appreciated the need for such events and directed the advisor in-charge of tourism for considering the proposal.
The chamber also discussed extension of facilities to the artisans at par with those accessible to farmers under the Kisan Credit Card Scheme.
The chamber also demanded charging on lesser rate of interest to for exporter, manufacturer for increase the manufacturing and export the handicrafts from the state. It also called for providing saplings of quality hybrid apple plantation to growers along with tree spray oil . It also called for utilization of fallow forest land for plantation of high yielding walnut variety plantation.
It also brought to notice of the governor the impact on tourism by closure of Srinagar Jammu Highway for Durbar Move travel, asking for prior information on closure dates, besides allowing plying of LMV’S carrying tourist during this move.
KCCI also called for taking up the early repairs of the run-way at Srinagar airport as repairs during peak tourist season do affect tourist inflow.

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