Directorate of Field Publicity  Jammu   

J & K at a Glance
             The Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir has been famous for its natural beauty since time immemorial and has been aptly described as "Heaven on Earth". The state has some of the best tourist spots in the entire country. Tourists from not only India but also the world over come to enjoy the scenic beauty of the state. The tourism industry has greatly benefited the state economy. Some of the major tourist attractions in the state are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Leh, Patnitop, and Ladakh. The city of Jammu is popularly known as the City of temples. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and houseboats while Kashmir, known for its scenic natural beauty and rich cuisine is quite popular among tourists. The Dal Lake houseboats are one of the major attractions of Kashmir. Another major tourist attraction is the Mughal Gardens of Srinagar. While on a visit to Kashmir one should also not miss some of the various adventure prospects available, like trekking, water rafting and snow skiing. Kashmir also has some of the best handicrafts in the entire country and Srinagar is known for its traditional crafts.

          The region is spread over huge mountain masses constituting the Karakoram, the Great Himalaya, Ladakh or Zanskar, the main Himalaya and the Middle Himalaya or the Peer Panjal mountain ranges. Numerous peaks exceeding 6,000 m dot the area; Mt. Godwin Austen (8,611 meters) and Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters) tower over the landscape. Nestling under these ranges are the elongated latitudinal valleys of the Gilgit, the Shyok and the Indus as also the oval shaped and flat surfaced Jhelum valley. South of the Peer Panjal is the Shivalik range comparatively much lower in elevation and known as the group of outer hills of Jammu. Further south, a narrow strip of foothill plains (300 meters) 25 Kms wide merges into the plains of Punjab. The principal river of this area is the Chenab.

         It is 640 Kms in length from north to south and 480 Kms from east to west. The state is the northern most part of India and looks like its crown. To its east is Tibet, in north is China and Afghanistan, to its west is Pakistan. To its south lie the states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The state ranks 6th in area and 17th in population among the States and Union Territories of India. The Height of the state from sea level varies from 1000 ft to 28,500 ft. (305 meters to 9610 meters.) The standard time is the same as in the rest of the Indian union. It is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Time. But there is a difference of 30 minutes in the local time.This northernmost state of the Indian union consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. It has two capitals Jammu, the winter capital and Srinagar, the summer capital. The state is almost mountainous with stretches of valleys and some mountain lakes.

             

This northernmost state of the Indian union consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh. It has two capitals Jammu, the winter capital and Srinagar, the summer capital. The state is almost mountainous with stretches of valleys and some mountain lakes.

       Highlights
 
DFP, J&K Region organized a Special Outreach Programme on 16th of February 2017 at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Samba on various welfare schemes undertaken by Government of India. Hon’ble MLA Dr. Davinder Kumar Manyal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. During the 2-day programme lectures by experts ,quiz contest and a rally was organized. The rally was flagged off by Shri Devinder Kumar Manyal, MLA on 17th of February 2017. Besides, field units under the region also organized routine publicity campaign.
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