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Nadia Farooq

Srinagar, July 3rd: According to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, foreign visitor arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir have surged dramatically in the UT after the G-20 Tourism Working Group summit in Srinagar, and the figure is projected to climb further in the coming months.

He also announced the provision of five malras of land to landless households in J&K, as well as the housing of around two lakh homeless families in the UT under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojna (Yojna).


According to a reporter, Lieutenant Governor remarked during a press conference at Rajbhawan here that this year’s successful G-20 summit in Srinagar from May 22 to May 25 is proving to be a game changer for J&K’s tourism business. “Participants of the G-20 conference returned to their home countries with a good message.”We have seen a significant increase in international visitor arrivals in J&K following the G-20 conference, and this figure is expected to rise further in the coming months,” he said.

Furthermore, after a long absence, the first six months of the next year witnessed 15,000 foreign tourist visits. South East Asian nations account for the vast bulk of overseas tourists.

According to the LG, Srinagar is increasingly becoming a hub of international activity. “For the first time, the Indian System of Medicines, Engineer’s Association, Chartered Accountant Association, and 18 Supreme Court judges participated in different meetings in Srinagar recently,” he said.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had established the PM Awas Yojna and that J&K could not follow in his footsteps. “Following discussions at the Administrative Council and with the Revenue and Rural Development department, it was decided that landless families in J&K would be given 5 malras.”” So far, 2711 landless households have received land, with more on the way.” Similarly, a total of 1,99,550 families have been identified, and as of June 21, 1,44000 households have been sanctioned, with the remaining families also covered,” he said.

In answer to a query about whether West Pakistan refugees were included by the plan, the LG delivered a thorough response, stressing that the policy is not based on caste or religion. “Correct eligibility criteria are being followed.” “Whoever is eligible is covered,” he said. “It is a revolutionary step to provide land for the landless and homes for the homeless.” According to the LG, when a poor person comes home, he will contemplate working and sending his children to school. He said that land and dwellings are only given to competent people in their local Panchayats. “It’s not like someone who is eligible in Anantnag district will be given a home in Samba,” the LG observed.

He said that the Amarnath Yatra is going well on both routes, with adequate security measures.

“There are 4000 sanitary workers who are deployed for trash cleanliness,” he noted, noting that one source of concern is tourist and local citizen traffic management, which would be simplified over the next two days. “It is being ensured that locals face the least amount of inconvenience,” said the LG. When questioned whether people are inconvenienced as a consequence of the VIP movement, the LG said that people are feeling normalcy and that more people will in the coming months. “As stated previously, traffic management will be simplified over the next two days.””A pilgrim visiting Kashmir for the first time is unaware of the timing and, as a result, becomes trapped in traffic and is stopped by security officials on the ground.” As a result, a traffic limitation scheme is being designed and will be put in place within the next two days,” he stated. In answer to an inquiry, the LG said that media coverage of the Amarnath Yatra was unrestricted.



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