Jammu and Kashmir: Tourist footfall increases to one crore 5 lakh during first six months of current year, says Govt
The tourist footfall in Jammu and Kashmir has increased to 1 crore 5 lakh during the first six months of the current calendar year.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister of Tourism G. Kishan Reddy said the significant hike in tourist footfall registered despite the Covid19 challenges. He said the tourist footfall was over 41 thousand in 2020.
The Tourism Minister said this high influx of tourists has directly and indirectly benefited the local populace including the people living in far-flung areas of the Union Territory.
e said that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has seen tourist flow in all the seasons during the period following the industrial policy-2021 which recognises the tourism sector as an industry.