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Kathua to be developed as hub of adventure tourism destination

Last Updated on March 13, 2022 at 6:50 pm

The Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta said on Saturday that the government has pushed reset of the sustainable and participatory development by reimagining work ethics/culture for achieving welfare and developmental goals in J&K.

He said that work ethics reset has translated promise into performance, as typified by a spike in completion rate of developmental works and near saturation of social security schemes in J&K.

The chief secretary said despite stricter financial regime, around 50000 works will be completed this year.

He said completion of such a large number of works has busted the myth that a tighter/rule based financial regime throttles the economic activity.

Dr Mehta was speaking in a review meeting of the district Kathua, which was attended by divisional commissioner, Jammu and various sectoral heads of the Jammu division.

Director tourism, Jammu, Vivekanand Rai informed that Kathua-Bani-Basohli-Baderwah-Sinthan top circuit is being developed as an eco-tourism axis.

Vivekanand said Bani-Basohli road is by and large in good shape except a 9 km stretch, which will be repaired shortly in collaboration with BRO.

The chief secretary said tented and home stay facilities for tourists in and around these places will be big draw amongst the tourists as it will gel with surroundings.

He also directed for organizing Kathua tourism festival to project Kathua as a potential tourism destination on the tourism landscape of the UT.