Tourism is the backbone of state economy: Yudhvir Sethi

A hoteliers’ delegation led by BJP leader Yudhvir Sethi submitting a memorandum to Chairman Sanitation Committee JMC, Baldev Singh Billawaria in Jammu on Thursday.

JAMMU: BJP State General Secretary Yudhvir Sethi on Thursday urged the government to devise industry friendly policy as the tourism is the backbone of State economy.
Sethi today led a delegation of hoteliers and BJP leaders from Ward No 19 calling on Chairman Sanitation Committee JMC, Baldev Singh Billawaria and discussed issue of three-year user charges imposed by the Jammu Municipal Corporation to the hotels and lodges of Jammu city.
Yudhvir apprised the Chairman that the hotel industry is facing severe problems. He said it is very difficult for the owners of lodges to pay user charges of last three years due to less occupancy in their hotels. He urged the Chairman Sanitation Committee to reduce the user charges and provide facilities to the hoteliers of the City of Temple so that they may not feel any inconvenience while paying the appropriate user charges.
The deputation also raised serious concern over the problems being faced by the hoteliers of Jammu city which include shortage of power supply, dilapidated condition of drains besides taking steps in improving the sanitation in the Jammu city.

Chairman Sanitation Committee JMC gave patient hearing to the deputation and assured that the problem would be looked into at the earliest.
The deputation comprised of Corporators Anil Massoom, Raj Kumar, Mahinder,
Brij Lal Verma, Swarn Singh, Anil Gupta, Kartarnath and Anil Sharma.