JAMMU: Emphasizing the need for fast paced promotion of tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai asked the officers to optimally utilize the State’s natural scenic grandeur and other resources to increase tourist influx towards the state who throng here from the country and abroad to enjoy the ecstasies of adventure, leisure and religious tourism.
The Advisor said that it is endeavor of the Administration to see that the tourism sector in the state receive focused attention of all stake holders so that this lucrative industry touch the new highs.
The Advisor said this while interacting with the delegation of all Hotels and Lodges Association during public grievances redressal camp under the aegis of JK Governor’s Grievance cell, here today. The delegation projected its various demands including revival of Jammu festival, incentives of power tariff to the hotels in Jammu as well as in Kashmir on the pattern of industries, registration and renewal of the hotels under the single window system.
Referring to holding of Jammu festival, the Advisor informed that this Gala event would be organized in Jammu next month for which necessary instructions have already been issued to the concerned authorities for preparation of comprehensive action plan. “Holding of such events in the state would play a significant role in further boosting the tourism sector in the state besides promoting the cultural heritage of the region”, he added.
Around 30 deputations and 50 individuals met the Advisor and apprised him about issues and developmental needs of their respective areas. They sought immediate intervention of the government for early redress of demands.