The District Administration Bandipora today reviewed the progress under Development of Model Tourist Villages in the district especially the framing of DPRs for required amenities and facilities in each of 08 approved villages. The meeting was chaired by Additional District Development Commissioner Bandipora Ali Afsar Khan.It was informed in the meeting that eight villages have been approved to be developed as model tourist villages in Bandipora district under Mission Youth viz. Athwathoo, Zurimanz, Saderkoot Payeen, Srinder, Aloosa Ketsan, Tulail Sheikhpora, Ajas Charwan and Bagotre.Threadbare discussions were held regarding the preparations of DPRs for required facilities to be made available in these villages that will help to attract tourists besides providing facilities to the tourists in these villages so that the local population is benefited.
The ADDC asked the officers to prepare DPRs at earliest so that further action in this regard is taken. He said the eco-friendly facilities shall be made available in the villages without harming the environment besides ensuring facilities to the tourists. He said development of tourist villages will help to generate employment in these villages.He further directed the officers to work in coordination with other departments while framing the DPRS and special stress shall be laid on development of Recreational facilities, Connectivity besides other required infrastructure.CEO WMDA, Assistant Commissioner Development Bandipora, Joint Director Planning, Coordinator WUCMA, Executive Engineers of R&B, WMDA and PDD, ARTO Bandipora, Assistant Director Tourism, Revenue officers and other senior officers and officials of the district attended the meeting.