Focus on catchment areas while developing tourist spots: Mehbooba CM chairs meeting of Yousmarg, Manasbal, Lolab Dev Authorities

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JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed the Tourism Department and allied agencies to focus on the development of catchment areas and people while developing facilities at various tourist spots. This, she said, would enable them to become equal partners and stakeholders in promoting tourism across the State. Chairing a joint meeting of Yousmarg, Wullar & Manasbal and Lolab, Bangus & Drangyari Tourism Development Authorities here today, the Chief Minister directed them to raise as minimum concrete structures at tourist spots as possible and develop each destination vis a vis its own specialty. She asked them to ensure that the infrastructure being raised is in sync with the local culture and architectural pattern. Ministers, Abdul Haq Khan, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Sajad Gani Lone; legislators, Usman Majeed, Er. Rasheed, Raja Manzoor, Farooq Mirchal, Ishfaq Jabbar and Bashir Ahmad Dar were present in the meeting.
Mehbooba Mufti directed the CEOs of these Development Authorities to devise packages particularly for school students, adventure lovers and youth from within and outside the State so that the footfall gets a steady increase. cm

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