J&K govt approves Rs 1.75 crore to beautify tourist spot

The action plan for the Doodpathri Development Authority was approved during a meeting chaired by Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora, an official spokesman said today.

Besides Jora, the meeting was attended by Minister of State for Tourism Nasir Aslam Wani and senior officials of tourism department and it reviewed the pace of beautification and infrastructure development going on in Doodpathri.

The official said 33 tourism-related projects at an estimated cost of Rs 18.48 crore have been taken up since the inception of the Authority in the area. Twenty three of the 33 projects, which were taken up, have been completed at a cost of Rs 2.65 crore, he added.

The high-level committee also discussed construction of drinking water facility and approved release the of Rs 33 lakh to restore power supply to Doodhpathri and its surrounding areas.

"A project report of Rs 3.45 crore for construction of water supply scheme (was discussed), for which a project report has been formulated for NABARD funding and it was decided that work on the project would be started soon," the spokesman added.

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