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'Negative' media coverage of Kashmir affected tourism: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The today expressed concern over the "negative" portrayal of in prime-time television debates, saying it has hurt the state's tourism sector.

"There is a concern over the negative portrayal of in prime-time (TV) debates and it has badly affected the tourism of the state," the of Legislative Party, said, during a discussion on the budget in the Assembly today.

Jora made a strong pitch for corrective measures in this regard.

He questioned the absence of the mention of agriculture growth in the budget and highlighted the continuing decline of the sector in the state's

He also asked the to come up with strong initiatives to address the rising unemployment in the state and appreciated the for implementing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

While taking part in the discussion, Devender Singh Rana asked the to focus on employment generation, agriculture, power sector, and capacity building among others.

Rana also appealed to the to enhance the wages of unskilled labourers to Rs 350 and sought the state department's intervention to remove bottlenecks in the dispersal of widow pensions.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:25 IST