Mansar Lake Development Plan inaugurated
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Geogrpahy & GS-II – Policies and interventions
- In a move to increase tourism, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, inaugurated the Mansar Lake Development Plan in Jammu and Kashmir.
- The project is eyed to attract almost 20 lakh tourists every year.
- It shall increase employment opportunities also.
Important value additions
- Mansar Lake is situated 62 km from Jammu.
- It is a lake having a natural border of forest-covered hills.
- Surinsar-Mansar Lakes were designated as Ramsar Convention in November 2005.
- Mansar is of immense importance from Pilgrimage as well Heritage point of view