‘U’khand tourism needs to be regulated’

Tourism in Uttarakhand needs to be regulated in the light of last month’s natural disaster that killed hundreds of people, Cabinet Secretary Ajit K. Seth said Friday, July 19.

Speaking at an event here, Seth also said there was a need to store Air Traffic Fuel at select places in the hilly region for quicker response in the event of any such future disaster.

Terming the Uttarakhand tragedy a “sudden episodic event”, he said the disaster has propelled a need for a policy towards more sustainable development of the Himalayan region.

He was speaking on “Rescue Operations in Uttarakhand” at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses here.

On lessons learnt from the disaster, Seth said a National Crisis Management Committee headed by him has decided to map the extent of devastation.

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