Jammu-Kashmir to go for PPP model projects in tourism

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has launched a scheme, ‘Viability Gap Scheme’ for exploiting and encouraging private investment in Tourism Sector on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. It was informed by the Secretary, Tourism Department, Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday .

“Private companies intending to make investment under PPP mode can contact the office of Directorate of Tourism Jammu/Kashmir and Chief Executives Officer of various Development Authorities of Tourism Department,” said the Tourism Secretary.

The scheme would involve investment in infrastructure used by tourists and earning revenue through levy of fee or user charges on the visitors.

Revenue generating tourism projects in the proposals are Cable cars, Rope-ways, Amusements Park, Theme Parks, Heli-Tourism, Spas, Convention Centers, Inland Waterway Ferries etc.

The Tourism projects promoted by stand-alone Private Company incorporated and existing under the Companies Act 2013 is eligible to make an investment under PPP mode.