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CM inaugurates Sindhu Darshan festival

‘Tourism set to boost Ladakh’s rich art, culture’ 
Chief Minister Mr. Omar Abdullah has said that Sindhu Darshan festival has proved a great success and is playing a key role in promoting tourism potential of Ladakh region. He said the region offers great power potential in solar, hydro-electric and geothermal sectors which can be tapped with the support of Union Ministry of New And Renewable Energy. 
The Chief Minister was speaking at Sindhu Ghat, here today, after inaugurating the Sindhu Darshan festival. 
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr. Devender Singh Rana, Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC, Mr. Chering Dorje, Executive Councillors, LAHDC, Mr. Tsering Wangchuk, Mr. Dorje Stanzin, Mr. Mohammad Khan and Mr. Stanzin Phuntsog, Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Mr. A. K. Sahu, SSP, Leh and GoC were among hundreds of guests present at the inaugural function. 
The Chief Minister said Ladakh’s rich art and cultural heritage can be dov…

Hangul Conservation Centre at Tral to come up at Rs.1.76 crore

Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad reviewed the measures being taken to minimize the cases of man -animal conflict with senior officers of the department here today. The Minister said to ensure conservation of Hangul, a conservation breading centre for Hangul would be set up at Shekargah Tral at a cost of Rs 1.76 crore.
Commissioner/Secretary Forests, Mr. Shant Manu, Chief Wildlife Warden, Mr. Deepak Khanna, and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
The meeting was told that the incidence of man- animal conflict remains high in the district of Anantnag, Shopian, Baramulla, Kupwara and Ganderbal. It was decided in the meeting that an awareness campaign would be launched to make people aware about the safety measures to be taken when such a situation arises. The Minister impressed upon for maintaining close coordination between the Police and Wildlife departments to minimize the loss of human and wild lives. He assured of all possible help to the depa…