Prahlad Singh Patel, MoS for Tourism and Culture, talks about the important factors that affect tourism and future plans

With an aim to promote development in the northern most region in India, the recent Modi government abrogated both Articles 370 and 35A that provided Jammu and Kashmir with a special status. The Centre has initiated many plans for an all around development of the newly formed union territories of Ladakh and Jammu-Kashmir including the development of transport and connectivity in and around the region.

Republic Bharat got an exclusive interview with the Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, who talked about the recent plans and initiatives that have been taken to promote and help prosper the tourism sector in India. He also shed light on the important sectors that need to be focused on when it comes to the overall image of Indian tourism in the world. Patel recently visited the Bhadarwah region of Jammu Kashmir, right in the foothills of Himalaya. He had been attending the cultural festival, that was organized by the local dwellers of the region. He also inaugurated a few establishments including the ‘science van’ - a mobile science exhibition that will be travelling across the state.

(Courtesy: Republic World)

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