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Gulmarg problems must be solved – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Gulmarg in Kashmir is a famous tourist resort and an ideal place for winter sports, hence visitors from all over the country and abroad, as well as locals in large numbers who continue to visit this tourist place. It is a natural corollary that many questions and issues continue to emerge regarding all related hues that require resolution for the benefit of people living in this area, visitors, hoteliers and others engaged in various business activities. Not only that, but the most important aspect of protecting and preserving the environment and keeping it pollution free becomes cardinal to keep Gulmarg protected so that it remains immaculately tidy, lush green, clean, not messy, inviting and therefore a model tourist resort. This amply means that encroachments and rampant haphazard construction, the bane of most such major tourist site problems, are not only discouraged but harshly dealt with to save this natural and scenic boon. Having said that, the following is that there should be an all-encompassing government policy of Jammu and Kashmir, the provisions and scope of which should have sufficient solutions to the problems in such a way that everyone knows about it. Looking at the vast expanse of this enchanting tourist destination for a steady increase in tourist numbers to generate enough economic activity, as has otherwise been experienced this summer in an unprecedented manner, the management of Gulmarg as a resort sustainable tourism (and health) and providing quality hospitality coupled with better facilities for tourists requires a strong and solid official response by proposing a comprehensive policy. In other words, no ambiguity or doubt should exist with respect to administrative decisions aimed at resolving problems which should, therefore, be based on fairness and uniformity. Unfortunately, there are no policies specifically designed to respond to emerging and even emerging issues, some of which continue to be mired in uncertainty and are perhaps dealt with on an ad hoc basis or on a case-by-case basis and even at the whim of the agents rather than on the basis of well formulated and established policies. For example, the issue of lease and extension of lease and what kind of terms and conditions or cancellation thereof with respect to hotels, cabins and lodges continues to be shrouded in haze. Likewise, the delimitation and identification of the area where the construction of hotels and other structures are supposed to be erected is not done and duly notified. Solid waste spills generated and managed according to scientific criteria have yet to be clearly known. Regarding the updated position regarding the most vital status of Gulmarg Forest Land and Wildlife Sanctuary, it is neither known nor notified. Areas identified and reserved for leisure tourism, ecotourism, adventure tourism, sports tourism such as golf, etc., remain in limbo. The list, however, is symbolic and not exhaustive considering the vast potential of this tourist resort for varied and heavy investments in order to develop its high-end tourist infrastructure and to carve out a place in the list of international tourist destinations by all the time. There are, likewise, various issues of importance that do not have definitive solutions based on well-defined official policy. This has resulted in these issues being taken to court apparently by the aggrieved parties in the hope that specific instructions will be given to the Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) and the UT Government to deal with the issues. listed here. On the other hand, pleasantly most of the concerns regarding this tourist spot have already been addressed by the government of Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the stitching of the Gulmarg Master Plan – 2032 which has already been approved in 2020. The said plan, among others, increasingly aims to make Gulmarg a contributor in good measure to the economy of UT without, of course, with a significant effect on its rich natural and cultural heritage. However, the fact is that the said Master Plan is limited in the sense that it is only applicable in certain areas and not in those mentioned here, and whose implementation is planned by the GDA. Therefore, what should be inferred from this is that the government of Jammu and Kashmir is supposed to come up with an official policy which could deal with the specific issues and this is what the High Court ordered and requested from UT’s General Counsel to propose a concrete written response. on the specific issues, notwithstanding the 2032 Master Plan, at the next hearing date of the case. Therefore, what is expected is a breakthrough in the whole matter as a whole and the resolution of various issues through a well-established and comprehensive official policy.