Crescent Kashmir

Long wait

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People of Jammu and Kashmir are waiting eagerly for the comprehensive financial package for all sectors especially for tourism as a bailout from the central government.

But in the latest session of parliament it did not happen and now all the tourism stakeholders in Kashmir valley are waiting for the season to pick up especially in spring as they feel that if tourist traffic will not resume it would be question mark on their survival.

Though recently, a 24-member delegation of Bollywood came to Kashmir and visited many scenic spots along with Dal Lake and Gulmarg to see if they select these places for the shooting schedules for their future films.

Nitin Ahuja, CEO of Producers’ Guild, told the media here that Kashmir has a huge scope for film tourism. Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Niteshwar Kumar in a video conference assured the Bollywood delegation that the administration will provide them all the facilities if they come with their films to shoot here.

But the fact remains that not only the Srinagar city but other areas of Kashmir which have the potential for film shooting lack quality infrastructure and the government should focus on improving and upgrading it.

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