Anantnag/IBNS: Union Minister of State for Shipping, Ports and Waterways, Shantanu Thakur, arrived on a two-day visit to Pahalgam Thursday
According to an official spokesman, the visit is part of the public outreach programme.
The Minister interacted with beneficiaries and took stock of the ground-level implementation of various welfare schemes.
Addressing a public gathering, he said that the effective implementation of different schemes run by the government was impressive.
Laying stress on revitalizing and promoting tourist activity to strengthen the local economy, he said the government is already in the process of shaping some ideas to introduce electric vehicles in ecologically sensitive areas.