Sringar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday stressed that peace and tranquility hold the key to groom and grow the tourism industry in the state for which over Rs 383 crores have been sanctioned during the last four years by his government.
"People from all the three regions of the state are equal stakeholders in the tourism industry. Balanced approach has to be taken to rope in tourists from within the country and abroad," he said.
Chairing the tourism advisory committee meeting in Srinagar, he said that the tourist market for Kashmir in southeast Asia, Middle East, Gulf countries and Germany need to be harnessed in full besides working for attracting tourists from other foreign countries.
"The government is making all endeavours to help holistic development of tourism by encouraging adventure, sports, pilgrim and conventional tourism in the state and help creation of up to the mark infrastructure with the aim to generate economic activities and expand job market for youth," he said, calling on private players in this industry have complement government efforts "so that the stupendous goals are achieved"....more
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