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G20 Summit: Importance for Jammu and Kashmir

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The G20 summit provides an opportunity for Jammu and Kashmir to emerge as a major global tourist destination and the government is confident that with the support of the international community, the region will definitely achieve this feat.

By: Shahid Ul Islam

The upcoming G20 summit in Jammu and Kashmir is not just a political event, but also a chance for the region to showcase its tourism potential to the world. With new initiatives and attractions, Jammu and Kashmir is well on its way in becoming a leading global tourist destination. The Summit can have significant impact on the global economy, and therefore also on the economy of India. For example, decisions made at the summit can affect trade policies, exchange rates, and financial regulations, all of which can have an impact on India’s economy. Additionally it can serve as a platform for countries to work together to address global economic challenges, which can ultimately benefit India as well. Some of the most important aspects of the Summit will include:

Increased international recognition: With the G-20, India will have a greater voice on the global stage and will be able to influence important decisions related to the global economy and trade.

Access to new markets: India will have the opportunity to expand its trade and investment relationships with other G-20 countries, opening up new opportunities for economic growth.

Improved economic stability: The G-20 is focused on promoting global economic stability and growth, which will benefit India as it seeks to maintain a strong and stable economy.

It’s for the first time in the past 70 years that J-K would be hosting an international event like G-20, and the occasion offers Jammu and Kashmir a chance to rise to the occasion of exhibiting its market Prospects, ecotourism ventures, and cultural assets to the leading global nations.

The Group of Twenty (G20) is a premier international forum that brings together leaders from the world’s largest economies to discuss and coordinate on issues related to global economic growth and stability. As one of the fastest-growing major economies, India has a significant role to play in this forum.

India joined the G20 Nations in 1999 as a founding member, and its participation has grown in importance over the years. In recent years, India’s economy has been growing at an average rate of 6-7%, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Its growing importance in the global economy has made India an increasingly relevant player in the G20.

One way India can contribute to global economic growth is through its domestic policies. The Indian government has implemented a series of economic reforms over the past few years to attract foreign investment, improve infrastructure, and promote entrepreneurship.

These reforms have led to an increase in foreign investment and improved economic growth. For example, the government has launched the “Make in India” initiative to promote manufacturing and create jobs, and the “Digital India” campaign to improve digital infrastructure and access to technology. By sharing its experiences with other G20 countries, India can help other economies adopt similar policies that can spur growth and development.

Another way India can contribute to global economic growth is through its engagement with other G20 countries on issues related to international trade. The global trade system is under threat due to rising protectionism and trade tensions between major economies. As a strong advocate of free trade, India can work with other G20 countries to promote a more open and inclusive trading system that benefits all countries, particularly developing economies.

This is the greatest opportunity for the Union territory of Jammu &Kashmir to compete with other developing states like Delhi, Punjab Gujarat etc.

The writer is a law student at University of Kashmir.

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