Jammu & Kashmir

Parliamentary panel recommends GoI to extend financial package for revival of tourism in JK

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Srinagar: A parliamentary panel has recommended to the Home Ministry of India to request the ministries of Finance and Tourism to work out a roadmap and extend a ‘special financial package’ for the revival of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.

In its report, the department-related parliamentary standing committee on MHA said that during its visit to JK, the representatives of the tourism and hospitality industry informed visiting MPs that they have immensely suffered due to COVID restrictions and lockdowns.

“The committee takes note of the steps taken for the development and promotion of tourism in the UT of JK. However, during the visit of the committee to JK, the representatives of the tourism and hospitality industry informed the committee that they have immensely suffered due to COVID restrictions and lockdowns. The committee is of the view that the tourism and hospitality sector, apart from generating large revenue, is a major source of livelihood for the people of JK. Therefore, the committee recommends that MHA may request the ministries of Finance and Tourism to chalk out a roadmap and extend a ‘special financial package’ for the active revival of tourism and hospitality sector in JK,” reads the report.

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