Budgam, November 25
The Nilnag spring along with its surroundings in district Budgam has been identified to be developed as an Integrated Tourism Village under convergence programme of MGNREGA. This was given out in a meeting convened to take review preparedness for development of the proposed tourist village and development of demonstration plants to promote high density horticulture in the district under the chairmanship of, the District Development Commissioner, Budgam Mir Altaf Ahmad.
The DDC asked the concerned officers of the Rural Development Department and Yusmarg Development Authority to prepare a comprehensive Draft Project Report under MGNREGA convergence programme so that required funds for execution of the work on development of Nilnag as a model tourism village are approved.
He said development of Nilnag as a tourist village will give a big boost to tourism related economic activities in the district as the high altitude forest area in its surroundings has tremendous adventure tourism potential.
The DDC also reviewed the progress on introducing imported High Density horticulture products in the district and informed that four modern high density apple demonstration plants have been approved to be set up at Chadoora, Fajipora, Ichhama and Arizal of the district.