Film Policy 2021 To Open Gates For Bollywood, Hollywood In JK: LG Sinha

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir reflects the multi-cultural ethos of India and the UT administration has revived film tourism under the film policy 2021 to open the gates of ‘paradise’ for Bollywood and Hollywood.

Addressing the inaugural session of the Third G-20 Tourism Working Group meeting at SKICC on the banks of Dal Lake, Manoj Sinha said the UT administration has rolled-out film policy in 2021 to open gates for Bollywood and Hollywood.

“In 2022, more than 300 films and serials were shot in J&K,” the LG said. “We have included hundreds of new tourist destinations on the UT’s tourist map. Many tourist destinations are already on the global map. In 2022, 18 million tourists visited J&K contributing seven percent to the total GDP of the UT.”

LG Sinha said that the JK administration has not just explored the new tourist destinations but started homestays in various beautiful villages. “J&K youth are scripting a bright future. The UT reflects the cultural ethos of India,” he said.

“J&K is being developed as a digital society. In the last financial year, 92500 projects were completed. The region is witnessing a great transformation. Suggestions that have come to the fore in the G-20 meetings that entail green tourism, eco-tourism, and S&MEs have already been started by the J&K administration,” LG Sinha added.

The LG said that he was hopeful that the delegates enjoyed the serene and mesmerizing beauty of the famous Dal Lake.

Speaking on the occasion of MoS for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendera Singh said that Srinagar offers a wide range of handicrafts—embroidery, paper mache, crewel, and various other forms of art.


“New industries are coming up and infrastructure is being developed rapidly. Luckily, we have the world’s highest rail bridge over the river Chenab in Jammu. We have the Lavender cultivation project in Bhaderwah area of Jammu region where many entrepreneurs from the outside have evinced their interest to start their business,” he said—(KNO)


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