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Saroori requests to survey the road from Sinthan top to beautiful Phamber
Phamber (Kishtwar) India, August 01 2015
Describing the natural beauty of erstwhile Doda district as God's greatest gift, Vice President J&K Congress Mr. G. M. Saroori emphasized that promotion of tourism as that would always remain subservient to the conservation of regions priceless environment.

Saroori who was on a two days tour to Phamber area of district Kishtwar, said that huts should be developed in a planned way  for creating basic facilities tor visitors.

“We should promote tourism by creating opportunities of growth and employment in the sector,” he said, while asserting the need for undertaking a massive publicity drive to promote un-explored destinations like Phamber, Bangar, Bimalnag, Panjal, Kasnaie, Yender Bets, Satkulan, Hapat Margi, Moudan, Sarpout, Kanvaas and other areas.

"Tourism will not develop unless it comes with the required paraphernalia. We have to be innovative in our thinking to make Chenab valley a leading tourist destination in the country and abroad. Tented accommodation and building eco-cottages at tourist resorts is one innovative way to increase the low intake capacity. Nature has bestowed thie region with beauty in abundance. We have to take steps to utilize idle tourism infrastructure at these nature spots for which Ghulam Nabi Azad former Chief Minister J&K has created New Tourism Development Authorities," Saroori said.

Inviting tourists to visit Phamber and explore its natural beauty, he said tourism is the backbone of the State’s economy and Government should make all efforts to promote this potential.

"The previous NC-Congress govt. had launched an incentive scheme under which people could convert a portion of their homes into lodges and guesthouses and a financial assistance of up to Rs 2 lakh was provided for such projects," he said. The government also provides necessary training in hospitality management to the local youth for setting up their own ventures in tourism sector, Saroori said.

He warned about use of bleaching powder in the river for fishing the fish. He empasized the need to take strick action against the culprits for polluting the waters. Regarding the construction of road to Phamber,  Saroori directed the R&B department to survey the road from Sinthan top to Phamber under Central road funds (CRF) and asked them to send the proposal to higher authorities.

Bonda (Chatroo)-Chenger (Marwah), tunnel is the only way to connect Marwah and Warwan areas which will provide all weather connectivity to the two un-connected areas of Kishtwar district. Saroori will meet the Minister for R&B Syed Altaf Hussain Bukhari regarding the road and tunnel matter.

Saroori also assured the Gujjar Bakarwal, ST Community, Choupan families living in Phamber areas that he will soon meet with Chief Minister J&K Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and will request him to visit the Phamber area. Later he distributed blankets among the ST community living in Phamber area and also released one lakhs rupees from his CDF for construction of bathrooms in Pahmber area.

Prominent among those SHO Chatroo Ravi Kant, AEE R&B Chatroo, Congress leaders including Haji Ghulam Mohd Kohli, Chowdhary Nissar, Ch. Abdullah, Altaf Malik, Tariq Wani, Haji Ghulam Qadir Sheikh, Mohd Iqbal Keen, Mohd Shafi, Hafiz Ali Mohd, Riyaz Ahmed, Tariq Mintoo, Ghulam Mohd, Mahinder Singh, Noor Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ch. Ghulam Hussain, Aiyaz Ahmed, Jawaz Malik, Mohd Sarwer, Bashir Ahmed, Jamal Din, Aijaz Ahmed, Irshad Ahmed, Wassem Sajjad, Nauman Ahmed, Majeed Rahi, and other people accompanied Mr. Saroori during the two days tour.