Jammu: The visitors decline by 90 percent in tulip garden due to the increasing in number of corona infections.
During the first 20 days of the garden’s opening, an average of 10,000 people were coming to see tulips, while in the last four days, this number has come down to around 2000.
Meanwhile, the revenue of Jammu and Kashmir Floriculture Department’s is also declining.
In the last two years, the department has earned an income of about five crores, while the department has earned an average of five crores every year till the financial year 2014-2019.
All the major gardens in the valley including Shalimar, Nishat, Tulip comes under the Department of Floriculture.
Every civilian have to pay a fee for entering these gardens. The department spends only on the maintenance of various gardens, earning from the entry fee of visitors to the garden.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Kashmir Valley, has been witnessing surge in CVID cases since last few days. To overcome the situation, the state administration has implemented many restrictions like other states.
The effect of restrictions and growing cases of corona infection is now clearly visible on local activities.
The number of tourists is continuously decreasing.The shortage of visitors not only in the Mughal gardens, but also in the Tulip Gardens.