Mansar Wetland

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.

Highlights:

  • 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)

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