The two day 12th Annual Environment and CSR Global Conference has been organized by Green Tech Foundation,
Jora while sharing his ideas said that the tourism is linked with environment and due to tremendous pressure of tourists at Gulmarg and Pahalgam resorts, the ecological balance has been severely affected, adding that the government has taken several initiatives to preserve the environs of known resorts besides developing new tourist spots, in the Valley.
He said efforts are on to bring Aharabal, Doodpathri, Bungus Valley, Wullar-Mansbal lakes, Gurez, Kokernag and Yousmerg like serene spots on tourism map for which several Development Authorities have been set up to create basic infrastructure for convenience of the tourists. These efforts would also take care of the sustainable tourism development in the State. He said to safeguard the rich environs and for restoring pristine glory of famous Dal lake, necessary steps have been taken up by the Government in this regard.
Jora said that the tourism especially in
The Minister complemented Central government for its support for sustainable tourism development in the State. He said by the liberal funding from Centre, the State government has to a great extent succeeded in creating tourist infrastructure at the tourist destinations.
Union Secretary Tourism R.S. Khawja, former Union Secretary Public Enterprises, Baskar Chaterjee in their address threw detailed light on environment preservation and sustainable development under various sectors.
President Green Tech, Kamaleshwar Sharan in his address gave detailed resume of the activities of his Association taken for sustainable preservation of the environment in the country.
Earlier, the Minister inaugurated the conference by lighting the traditional lamp.
On the occasion, the President Green tech honoured Jora by offering a memento to him.