Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to develop many locations in the state as ecological tourism spots.
Among the spots being developed is Gangabal. This was disclosed by Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad, while inaugurating the Inspection Hut at Nara Nag, Kangan, constructed by the Forest Department at a cost of Rs 2.3 million.
After inaugurating the inspection hut, Ahmad said the government has taken up various developmental projects in Kangan area . The Kangan-Nara Nag road is being upgraded at a cost of Rs 16 crores.
Ahmad discosed that Gangabal another place in Kangan, was also being developed as eco-tourism destination.
Nara Nag and Gangabal, he said would attract tourists and ultimately generate employment avenues for the local youth. The work on developing the spots is expected to be completed this year.
Ahmad distributed 80 solar lights to deserving families of Nara Nag and Pahalnar villages where electricity is not available as yet.
These solar lights have been provided by the wildlife department under ecological -development scheme.