1.06 Crore tourists visited J&K from jan to jul 3 this year: Govt

Srinagar, Aug 03(KNS): An estimated 1.06 crore tourists have visited Jammu and Kashmir from January to July 3 this year, the government said on Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in the Rajya Sabha during the current calendar year i.e. from January 2022 till July 3, 2022, the tourist footfall in UT of Jammu and Kashmir increased significantly and estimated to be around 1,06,24,000.

He also said nearly 30,000 people have been recruited in the public sector in Jammu and Kashmir since 2019.

In order to attract private investors from across the country to invest in tourism infrastructure, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Policy, 2020, has been notified and tourism given the status of industry to encourage investment, he said. 

He said 75 offbeat destinations have been identified for tourism across Jammu and Kashmir(KNS).

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