Tuesday, November 3, 2009

JK to launch Employment Policy on Dec 5


Jammu and Kashmir Government is launching employment policy on December 05, 2009 which will benefit 4.75 lakh unemployed youth of the state, who have registered themselves in various employment and counselling centres in their respective districts. Skill development institutions are also being established in 22 districts of the state. These institutions would help unemployed youth to get employment in various sectors.

Government is contemplating to provide employment opportunities to 30-40 thousand educated unemployed youth during the current financial year.

Relevant to mention here that the government in the recent cabinet meeting has sanctioned an Overseas Employment Corporation to provide assistance to the unemployed youth for getting employment within and outside the country.

JK to develop Bangus Valley as Eco-Tourism spot


Rs. 2.32 Cr. released for basic infrastructure development

Jammu and Kashmir Government has released a project worth Rs. 2.32 Crores for the development of the Bungus Valley on first phase to provide basic infrastructure. Sources said that a comprehensive project worth Rs 4.77 crores have also been formulated for the second phase adding that Tourism Department would develop it as a biosphere tourist destination to maintain its ecological balance and natural beauty. There would be no construction within the 300 Sq. Kilometers of Bungus Valley. Tracking paths would be constructed from Wader Bala via Zachaldara side and Nildoori via Nowgam Langate side. Foot bridges would also be constructed on this track.

The beautiful Bangus Valley have great potential for becoming Asia’s biggest golf course spreading around 300 sq km which is locally known as Bodha Bungas (big Bangus) consists of a linear call bowl aligned along the east west axis.

The valley is surrounded Jawar and Mawar in east, Shamusbarry and Daglungun mountains in the Chokibal and Karnah galli in the north and Leepa mountains in the west. A similar sight valley known as Lokut Bangus (small Bangus) lies in the north side of the main Valley.

The foundation stone of Tourist Guest House has also laid at Chandigam Sogam which is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 98 lakhs as first phase. The Guest House comprises of nine bed rooms and one Conference Hall. In second phase some doormatries, camping sites and indoor games would be developed in the area for adventure tourism.

J&K government has launched an ambitious project of tourism development in the state and identification of new scenic spots like Bungus is a step in that direction.

State government has accorded top priority to development of Bungus Valley so that it becomes a permanent fixture on the tourism map of the state. Officials say that efforts are would be made to provide better road connectivity to the Bungus Valley as well as creation of tourism related infrastructure.

The tourism potential of the district offer avenues of employment generation for the educated jobless youths.