Govt frames Advisory Committee for increasing tourist influx to lake, houseboats
Director Tourism Kashmir appointed as chairman of Committee
Post by on Friday, June 24, 2022
Srinagar, June 23: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered the constitution of a six-member Advisory cum Regulatory Committee to identify the areas of concern regarding the preservation of the lake body and measures for increasing the tourist influx to the lake and houseboats.
According to the order, the six-member committee will be headed by the Director of Tourism Kashmir and Vice Chairman, Lake Conservation and Management Authority (LCMA) as Co-Chairman.
As per the order, the functions of the Advisory cum Regulatory Committee will be to identify the areas of concern regarding the preservation of the lake body about the houseboats.
The committee has been asked to point out measures to be taken for increasing the tourist influx to the lake in general and houseboats in particular and to review measures taken for proper and scientific waste disposal from the Houseboats including other areas of concern.
The order states that the committee headed by the Director of Tourism Kashmir shall be responsible for scrutinizing all documents of the houseboat(s) for issuance/ renewal of registration.
Under its responsibilities, the committee has been asked to ensure the adherence of the fire safety-related guidelines by the houseboat owner(s) and ensurea functional bio-digester or similar Sewage Treatment system for Solid/Liquid Waste is installed.
As per the order, the committee has been asked to make surprise inspections of houseboats to check overcharging by the Houseboats and facilities as per entitlement are made available to them.
The six-member committee as per order has Deputy Director Tourism (Registration), Secretary LCMA, and Assistant Director F&ES, Srinagar has been appointed as members of the committee.
The committee also includes 02 Members of the Houseboat Owners Association nominated by the Chairman KHBOA