Nov 24: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, K.K Sharma
Sunday chaired a review meeting with the officials of Department of
Tourism—directing officers to work for the implementation of various centrally
sponsored schemes to promote tourism.
Addressing the officers during a meeting
here at Srinagar, the Advisor Sharma stressed for reviewing each of the project
and directed the officials to spend the available funds diligently so that
these do not get lapsed. He also reviewed the implementation of various schemes
to promote tourism across Jammu and Kashmir.
The Advisor sought project wise detailed
information of commencement and completion dates of all these projects
including construction of wayside facilities, facilitation centres, cafeterias,
public conveniences to be constructed for the better experience of the
Advisor Sharma urged the officials to
envisage new projects after thoroughly determining their feasibility and
viability. He stressed that the tourism infrastructure should be physically
pleasing and aesthetically gratifying. He said that necessary renovations,
improvements, or up gradation of infrastructure, wherever required should be
Advisor Sharma further said that efforts
were underway to bring Jammu and Kashmir on international tourist pilgrimage
map as the region is replete with the historical religious sites of immense
The meeting was attended by senior officers
of the tourism department and other concerned.