Tourism Ministry assured full support to boost Ladakh

On the third day of the Leh tour, Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Culture & Tourism, has announced that the Ministry of Tourism will provide full support to the local administration in preparing a new Tourism Policy for Ladakh. He also assured them that if needed, the Ministry people will visit every month Ladakh to provide their support and help regarding this matter.
Minister held a meeting with all local stakeholders related to the tourism sector in Ladakh. DG tourism Ms. Meenakshi Sharma; ADG tourism, Ms. Rupinder Brar; Principal Secretary Tourism (J&K), Mr. Naveen Kumar Chaudhry and senior officers of Ministry of tourism and Officials of local bodies were present in the meeting.
Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel also said that right now Ladakh region has only one 1monuments under ASI protection and the Ministry is willing to increase it to double or triple-fold. He further added that there are several many unknown yet important monuments available in Leh and Kargil regions which can be protected by ASI.
The stakeholders demanded the support of the Government of India in various matters like better connectivity, better infrastructure, rebate in taxation to boost the tourism industry, to promote village tourism and adventure tourism among others. The Union Minister assured them that the Ministry and Government of India have taken their demands positively and full support will be provided to Ladakh to enable quality tourism in order to make it one of the best tourist destinations in the world.
The presentation was given by Mr.Vikas Rustagi, Joint Director General, Ministry of Tourism regarding the roadmap to boost tourism in the Ladakh region was showcased that Ladakh has great potential to attract tourists from across the globe. He said that a special place has been given to Ladakh under the Incredible India campaign and we will give more focus to promote it across the world through various platforms.

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