In a move to improve tourist footfall in Bhaderwah, the district administration in Doda has recently chalked out plans to frame standard rates of hotels and restaurants. This decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Bhawani Rakwal, and attended by senior officers or district and local administration.
The chief executive officer from Bhaderwah Development Authority (BDA) has submitted a detailed presentation regarding various activities, which are carried out for boosting tourism. The officer even outlined the bottlenecks, on which the authorities need to work upon, to ensure comfortable and quality stay for tourists round the year.
Also, to ensure that the region is free of pollution at such a high altitude, the BDA has been asked to keep a check on the use and transfer of plastic materials. The police was also informed to assist the BDA to keep a check on illegal activities taking place at tourist places. Measures are being taken by the authorities to eradicate the use of polythene entirely in this region.
Apart from the above mentioned steps to boost tourism, a 5-day long ‘All India Painters Camp’ has been organised for the first time in Bhaderwah. The idea behind organising this camp is to promote the culture and heritage of this area, and also to bring hidden talents to limelight. As per the news reports, 12 national level artists from all over India will be coming to Bhaderwah to participate in this event.
Referring to this event, Cultural Officer Doda Assadullah Wani said, “During the camp, artists will visit different locations of Bhaderwah valley for their assignments (paintings)”. It is expected that the event will encourage artists from various parts of the country to come together for creative activities and promote national integration.
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