Trekking route will be made from Nagtibba to Surkanda, funds approved for seven eco tourism proposal

The Forest Department has approved an amount of about Rs 80 lakh for seven eco-tourism proposals. Under this, beautification and strengthening of the park, trekking route and safari zone will be cover

Trekking route will be made from Nagtibba to Surkanda, funds approved for seven eco tourism proposal

The Forest Department has approved an amount of about Rs 80 lakh for seven eco-tourism proposals. Under this, beautification and strengthening of park construction, trekking route and safari zone will be done. The trekking route will also be prepared from Kyari Nagtibba to Surkanda at the cost of 10 lakhs.

Under the chairmanship of Chief Conservator of Forests Rajiv Bharatari, a meeting of the Eco-Tourism Core Committee was held at the headquarters of the Forest Department on Rajpur Road on Thursday, in which seven resolutions worth Rs 79.83 lakh were passed and released to the concerned DFO after the announcements by the Chief Minister. A park will be constructed by the forest department near the Kumaoni temple in Chandrabani Khalsa at the cost of Rs 15.83 lakh

The track route from Kyari Nagtibba to Surkanda will be constructed at the cost of Rs 10 lakh. An amount of Rs 15 lakh has been sanctioned for setting up a safari zone in the Phanto area under Terai Western Forest Division. The trek route from Barsu to Dayara Bugyal and from Raithal to Dayara Bugyal will be strengthened. Sanjay Lake in the Rishikesh area will be developed as an adventure tourism destination with an investment of Rs 10 lakh. 20 lakh were given for setting up Eco-Trail, Eco Park at Bharadisain, while Rs 19 lakh were given for camping site, construction of viewpoint, Nagtibba pool at Nagtibba, Andi, Burashti.

Core Committee Member Secretary Dr. Parag Madhukar Dhakate informed that this amount is being released to the Divisional Forest Officers under the State Sector Eco-Tourism Scheme for the financial year 2021-22. Additional Chief Conservator of Forest Project Dr. Sameer Sinha, Additional Chief Conservator of Forest Planning and Financial Management GS Pandey, Chief Conservator of Forest Kumaon Dr. Tejaswini Patil, Chief Conservator of Forest Garhwal Sushant Patnaik were present in the meeting.