Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that government is working on multipronged strategy for the promotion of tourism to attract more and more tourists to the region.
Besides, he said government is working to generate employment avenues for the local population, an official spokesman said this evening.
He said former Deputy Chief Minister (Dy CM) Dr Nirmal Singh called on Mr Sinha at Raj Bhavan here.
Dr Singh submitted a charter of demands to the Lt Governor related to development of unexplored tourism potential areas, expediting the work on Tawi Riverfront, besides widening of Dayalachak- Challan road and construction of Lakhanpur-Mahanpur-Basohli-Dunera road.
He also thanked the Lt Governor led UT Government for developing water sports infrastructure in Basohli, and requested for expansion of the water sports facilities in the area to develop it as a major tourist hub.
While interacting with the former Deputy CM, the Lt Governor observed that the government is making concerted efforts to promote Basohli as a unique destination for water sports with state-of-the-art facilities.
We are working on a multipronged strategy for the promotion of tourism in the UT to attract more and more tourists to the region, besides generating employment avenues for the local population, said the Lt Governor.
On development of Tawi Riverfront, the Lt Governor said that the necessary impetus is being given for the speedy completion of the prestigious project and other important water projects. Directions have already been passed for completion of the Jammu Tawi Barrage within a time period of one year, he added.
The Lt Governor urged the former Deputy CM to continue his sustained endeavours for promoting the welfare of people on all fronts.
Meanwhile, former minister Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali also called on Mr Sinha.
The former Minister submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to operationalization of Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Tribal Research Institute; execution of Anas Irrigation project; construction of Kotranka-Khawas road, establishment of new Degree College at Peeri and construction of Degree College Kotranka. He drew Lt Governor’s attention towards the issue of the development of tourism sector in Rajouri-Poonch.
Discussion was also held on speedy implementation of Forest Rights Act.
The Lt Governor observed that the government is implementing the Forest Rights Act in letter and spirit, and is making several interventions aimed at safeguarding the rights and interests of the tribal communities.
The Lt Governor assured the former Minister that the genuine issues and demands projected by him would be taken up for examination and their early redressal.