J&K administration launches rural homestay challenge

The Jammu and Kashmir administration and a foremost world chain of motels and family vacation houses, OYO, on Thursday launched rural homestay venture ‘Crown of Extraordinary India’ in an event presided in excess of by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan here.

The LG declared 50,000 special money assistance to youth ready to set up a homestay device.

“We are creating attempts to stimulate micro-entrepreneurs in villages and revitalising community artwork and craft other than redevelopment of rural parts,” included the LG.

“Nature has blessed J&K with great scenic beauty and rural homestays will provide a piece of eternal lifestyle, delicacies, traditions, and heat hospitality to domestic and global travellers,” he said.

By December this calendar year, at the very least 200 homestays will be readily available on OYO platform, he extra.

The UT govt below Mission Youth will help 500 youngsters for creating homestays, Sinha said.

He requested the DDCs, PRI associates and other stakeholders to tap into the enormous tourism prospective of rural J&K.

Main secretary Arun Kumar Mehta claimed the venture will make new business owners, present gainful employment to the rural youth and improve the rural economy.

Ritesh Agarwal, founder and team CEO, OYO, reported they ended up proud of their partnership with the Jammu & Kashmir government.

OYO has tied up with 20 homestays in Pahalgam and 10 homestays are existing on their system as on date. The challenge also aims to enhance tourism in under-penetrated parts in Udhampur, Doda, Pahalgam and Kokernag.

J&K inks pact with New Zealand G2G for transforming sheep farming

The J&K administration also signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for reworking sheep farming sector in the UT.

The virtual MoC signing ceremony was presided around by LG Sinha at Raj Bhawan. The MoC was signed by principal secretary, animal and sheep husbandry division, Navin Kumar Choudhary and govt director, New Zealand G2G, Mischa Mannix-Opie as a mutual determination involving J&K and New Zealand for complementing every single other’s functionality in sheep sector.

Sinha reported the new partnership between J&K and New Zealand will enhance creation and efficiency in livestock sector of the UT.

Overarching goal of the MoC is to make improvements to farmers’ remuneration, transfer of technological innovation in investigate and development as properly as marketing and advertising and benefit addition of sheep products and solutions of J&K, Sinha explained.

New Zealand G2G, a public-sector entity actively partnering with other Indian states to leverage know-how and remedies for sustainable development, has entered into a cooperation arrangement with J&K to encourage collaboration in the industry of sheep husbandry, capacity creating, technological know-how transfer and coaching.

“The new partnership is aimed at doubling generate in the future three yrs with sizeable increment in excellent of livestock goods, wool production and introducing processing facilities and value addition to improve income and rewards to Jammu and Kashmir,” the LG even more extra.

He mentioned, “We are making an enabling atmosphere for the built-in growth of livestock sector that is offering livelihood assist to all around 1.2 million households and contributing 5% to the UT’s GDP.”