Lachung & Yuksom of Sikkim to restrict tourist movement till 30 November

Even though Sikkim Government has decided to reopen the state for tourists, both domestic and foreign, from October 10 after a gap of seven months but Lachung Dzomsa will not allow tourist till 30th November it was decided by meeting of Lachung Dzomsa which was held few days back.

In an emergency meeting of the Lachung Dzomsa with all the Tourism Stakeholder (Hotelier Association & Tourist Driver Association) under Lachung Dzomsa and after due consultation with the stakeholder the resolution was adopted and passed by the Dzomsa to further extend the restriction on entry of tourist under jurisdiction of Lachung Dzomsa till 30th November 2020.

Lachung being on the remotest area of Sikkim we don’t have the proper medical facilities to dealt in case of COVID-19 like emergencies arises reads press release issued by Lachung Dzomsa. Lachen and Lachung, two villages in North Sikkim have still retained the traditional system of self-governance called Dzumsa or Dzomsa.

The article brings out how despite the penetration of forces of modernisation, the institution still persists as an effective mode of self-governance system fairly accommodating the developmental roles in the new democratic set up in the state despite the introduction of Panchayat Raj Institution in rest of Sikkim.

Similarly, Yuksom Tourism Stake Holders, Yuksom Panchayat members , Yuksom Tourism Development Committee, SKM Tourism wings, Senior Public members and different members of the village unanimously decided and passed resolution on restrictions of tourist entry into Yuksom till November end.

Report by Prakash, Special Correspondent Sikkim

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