JAMMU: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Thursday stressed for preserving and restoring existing tourism infrastructure, besides taking innovative measures to develop and boost the vital industry of J&K.
The minister said this while chairing a meeting of consultants of Darashaw Consultancy to explore the possibilities to develop an eco-tourism circuit in Jammu and Kashmir state.
The consultants apprised the minister about possibilities of regional planning, Urban Planning and Smart City Plans to develop sustainable, echo friendly and economy generating tourism infrastructure in the State.
The consultants apprised the minister about their vision towards the development of world-class tourism infrastructure in the state and said that the company is currently providing consultancy services to the various states under the flagship schemes of the ministry of tourism including PRASAD & SWADESH DARSHAN.
The minister sought suggestion and details regarding the possibilities to develop better tourist destinations in the state, besides maintaining its rich heritage, habitat, diverse flora and fauna existing in the area.
Tassaduq Mufti asked also asked the consultants to give details regarding the better infrastructure, maintenance, preservation, renovation, planning, design engineering, energy & environment development, asset management, survey and technical research for the sustainable and eco-friendly tourism infrastructure development in the state.
He stressed for promoting cultural and heritage value of the state to generate livelihoods, besides encouraging responsible, sustainability and conservation activities in the state.
The minister asked for organising training and motivation programmes to encourage and guide locals and tourists to opt for the paying guest accommodation facilities.