‘Devastation badly hit tourism in U’khand’


CHANDIGARH
The Uttarakhand government said that 80 per cent of its tourist destinations were “completely safe” but continuous coverage of the recent devastation at Kedarnath, by various television channels has badly affected tourism in the state. 

“The tourism sector has been badly hit. The continuous coverage of the devastation by TV channels at Kedarnath temple has scared people to come here and this has hit the tourism sector badly,” Additional Secretary (Tourism) Sachin Kurve told reporters here on August 7. 

“Only 20 per cent of tourist destinations were hit due to the devastating floods and landslides. 80 per cent of our destinations like Ranikhet, Nanital, Mussoorie are safe. But because of fear psychosis, these areas are also suffering a great loss,” Kurve said. 

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