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Internet shutdown inflicts damage to tourism sector here

International   |   Glibs Quick   |   Jan 23, 2020, 14:57 PM

InternetShutdowns.in has put out that the internet shutdown since August 5 has caused Kashmir's tourism sector losses of over Rs 9,000 cr. Reacting to a media report, it said that 'more than 1.4 lakh people have lost their jobs and that tourism contributes 8% to the state’s GDP'. The report says that the tourism sector faced losses to the tune of Rs 9,191 crore, while over 1.4 lakh people lost their jobs in the sector during the period. In 2019, the number of tourists visiting the region dropped to a 10-year low. Official figures indicate a drop of almost 60% in the number of tourists when compared with 2018 figures, with only 4,99,584 tourists visiting the newly created Union Territory in 2019'. 

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