Sehrish discusses strategies to promote eco-tourism in Baramulla

DC Baramulla chairing a meeting on Thursday.
DC Baramulla chairing a meeting on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

Baramulla, July 6: In a bid to promote the eco-tourism in the district, the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla,  Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today convened a meeting of concerned officers at her office chamber to discuss various strategies to promote tourism activities in the newly identified tourist destinations across the district.
A threadbare discussion was held on the subject wherein various strategies were discussed for identification of hidden tourist destinations in the district including MundDaji Rafiabad,  Ladu Ladoora, Rajpura Rampura,  Parihaspora,  Kazinag National Park and Yambarzalbari for brining them in tourism map.
Observing that the tourism potential of the district is vast and unique, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar asserted that with breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, magnificent cuisine and warm hospitality, these tourist destinations will create a niche for itself on the tourism map.
She said that the district administration is committed to ensure all the necessary infrastructure & resources and open up new economic avenues for fulfilling the aspirations of the people through the tourism industry.
She asked the officers of the Tourism Department for developing various tourist circuits across the district, laying special focus on adventure tourism, trekking activities, pilgrimage sites, water sports and other popular ventures. She laid thrust on ensuring easy access to the tourists at all tourist places, with proper mobile connectivity,  road, electricity,  drinking water facilities besides other utilities for hassle free and memorable experience of the visiting tourists.
While reviewing the measures being taken to promote home-stays in the district, the DC exhorted upon Tourism Department to register the number of home stays meant for the accomodation of the tourists in  vicinity with all the sophisticated facilities.
The DC directed the concerned officers to ensure public conveniences, parking facilities, sanitation facilities, cleanliness, signage, toilet units, besides activities for the tourists at all tourist places.
She asked the departments to promote the tourist destinations,  cultural heritage and other monuments through social media platforms.