J&K to launch all year schemes for tourism

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir will soon announce new schemes to boost tourism round the year, with an aim to facilitate employment opportunities for residents of the Kashmir Valley.

Director (Tourism) Talat Parvez said:”If we look at the number of tourists during the peak season, it is more than the carrying capacity. Considering this as a prime reason, many tourists prefer visiting Kashmir when the rush is less. We have decided that we should not have a specific tourist season but have it round the year whether it is autumn or spring and winters. The tourists’ number should remain the same as during the summer season. To facilitate this,the government has decided to introduce new schemes to define the focus areas so that by implementing this we may also garner employment for everyone in the valley throughout the year.”

Meanwhile, tourists feel that a visit to Kashmir provides them a heavenly experience and the fear of militancy should not be a reason for deterring tourists from visiting the valley.

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