Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh reviewed the Comprehensive Manser Rejuvenation and Development Plan for initiating the process for development, rejuvenation and beautification of Manser Wetlands.
- As a tourist destination ‘Mansar’ has immense potential for adventure sports, eco-tourism, sightseeing, wildlife preservation and recreational activities. So the govt plan aims at increasing tourist footfall and boosting the social-economic development of Jammu region.
- Dr Jitendra Singh emphasized the need for investment from the private sector and said the project is being promoted in a way that the private sector can become a partner in the socio-economic development of the region.
- Mansar lake is surrounded by forest-covered hills over a mile in length.
- The lake is situated 62 km from Jammu.
- In November 2005, Surinsar-Mansar designated as Ramsar Convention.
Source: All India Radio (AIR)