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Mansar Lake Development Plan inaugurated 

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  • November 2, 2020
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Mansar Lake Development Plan inaugurated 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Geogrpahy & GS-II – Policies and interventions

In news

  • 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 

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