For the first time after independence, Jammu and Kashmir has recorded the arrival of two crore tourists up to November this year, Union Tourism Minister G Kishen Reddy said Thursday in parliament.
Replying to a query in the Parliament, Reddy said that for the first time after India’s independence, Jammu and Kashmir has seen two crore tourist arrivals including foreigners up to November this year.
“The figure is set to go up further by December end,” he said.
He said that there has been 155 percent increase in the overall tourist arrivals in 2023 compared to 2021 and 2022.
“85 lakh foreign tourists visited India this year so far,” he said.
The Union Minister said that Prime Minister Narendear Modi has played a huge role in showcasing India’s tourism potential and tourism Industry.
“PM Modi has been the brand ambassador of India’s tourism industry. In his (PM’s) every foreign visit, Modiji showcased India’s huge tourism potential that attracted lakhs of tourists to India,” he said.
On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, told the Parliament that J&K will surpass 2 crore tourist arrivals this year and the previous record set by BJP will be broken by none other than BJP itself.