UT admn adopted single window system to facilitate film shootings: Minga Sherpa
Post by Aatif Qayoom on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Srinagar May 23: The Director Information, Jammu and Kashmir, Minga Sherpa Tuesday said that the administration has adopted a single window system to facilitate film shootings in Union Territory. It is aimed at to boost for filmmakers , offering them financial assistance, incentives to bring their creative visions to life in captivating landscapes in the region.
Addressing the G20 Tourism Working Group meeting, which began at SKICC Srinagar on Monday, Sherpa said the administration has taken a holistic approach to support the film sector in the region.
“With this forward-thinking approach and the implementation of the single window system, filmmakers will find it easier than ever to shoot their movies in Jammu and Kashmir. By simplifying the process and providing all necessary permissions and subsidies through a centralized platform, the administration has eliminated unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape,” Sherpa said.
Sherpa said adoption of the single window approach not only benefits filmmakers but also showcases the administration's dedication to promoting tourism and economic growth in Jammu Kashmir. By attracting filmmakers from across the globe, the region is set to experience an influx of creative talent, which will not only contribute to the local economy but also put Jammu Kashmir on the map as a premier filming destination, he said.
“Under the recently announced J&K industrial policy 2021, film industry has been granted the status of an industry, thereby enabling filmmakers to avail subsidies through a new sector scheme. This strategic policy support is a significant boost for filmmakers, offering them financial assistance and incentives to bring their creative visions to life in the captivating landscapes of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
Sherpa said one of the major attractions for filmmakers is the vast array of exquisite locations and offbeat destinations available in Jammu Kashmir. He also announced a comprehensive list of 300 carefully selected film shooting destinations in the region. From pristine lakes to breathtaking natural beauty, Jammu Kashmir boasts an unparalleled landscape that has captivated audiences both in the past and present, he said.
While speaking on 3rd G20 tourism working group committee meeting in Srinagar, he said that from permissions required for film shootings and giving subsidies, the UT administration of Jammu Kashmir has adopted the system of single window approach for facilitation of film shootings.
“We have exquisite locations and offbeat destinations for film shootings. Recently we have announced a list of 300 destinations for film shootings,” Sherpa said.
“Jammu Kashmir as a location needs no introduction, as J&K is occupied with pristine lake's, incredible natural beauty and landscape. The Jammu Kashmir has been a well known location for film shooting in past as well in present,” he added.