Srinagar (J&K), Sept 20 (ANI): People associated with the trade and tourism industries welcomed the Rs 1,350 crore relief packages for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. "I'm thankful that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has announced the package of Rs1,350 crore. It is especially important for the tourism sector which has been facing losses for a long time. We really needed help. This package will give a push to our industry," said Wali Mohamad, president, Shikara Association. Talking to ANI, Rauf Tramboo, a prominent name in the tourism sector of Jammu and Kashmir also echoed Wali Mohamad's sentiments and added that more such packages will be needed to bring the Union Territory out of the losses it faced in the past one year. "The decision taken on August 5 last year has pushed us in huge losses. After that Covid-19 pandemic contributed to the woes of the tourism industry. Today's announcement is a welcome decision. But it is not enough. It's a beginning and we hope more such initiatives will be taken to compensate for the losses," he said. A tour and travel operator, Mohamad Hafeez Shawl, also welcomed the move and hoped that it will be implemented at the earliest. "I'm really thankful to the government for the package. I hope it will be implemented as soon as possible," said Hafeez.