From 1 million to 84,000: Tourists arrival in Kashmir witnesses steep decline post August 2019

Srinagar: Kashmir tourism has seen a very steep decline in tourist inflow as a mere 84,000 visitors arrived in the last 18 months in Kashmir — post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

The numbers are just 0.8 percent tourists that had visited Kashmir valley annually as over one million tourists had visited valley in 2010-13.

Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel informed the Parliament that 84,326 tourists visited Kashmir since August 5, 2019, after abrogation of special status of J&K.

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