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Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Dr. Deepti Maheshwari

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1Manzoor Ahmad Dar, 2Dr. Deepti Maheshwari
1. Research Scholars, Rabindra Nath Tagore University, Bhopal
2. Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Rabindra Nath Tagore University, Bhopal

Dar, Manzoor Ahmad, and Dr. Deepti Maheshwari. "THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF J&K: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 5058-5065, Accessed July 2019.
Dar, M., & Maheshwari, D. (2019, July). THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF J&K: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 5058-5065. Retrieved from
Dar, Manzoor Ahmad, and Dr. Deepti Maheshwari. "THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF J&K: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 5058-5065. Accessed July, 2019.

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Tourism is the key sector of Jammu and Kashmir's economy and accounts for 6.98 per cent of the state's GDP. The Valley of Kashmir, also known as the "Paradise on Earth" is among the most important tourist destinations of the globe. The growth in the tourism industry in the region is due to the rise in tourist arrivals and diversification of tourism product. The present paper highlights the role of tourism industry on economic development in J&K by examining the different parameters such as development of infrastructure and State Gross Domestic Product (SGDP). It found that despite being a leading industry of J&K, tourism industry has not developed optimally to harness its economic benefits. Emphasis needs to be put on the rich heritage and culture, great hospitality and beautiful landscape, which provide a unique tourism product in the State.