|Thursday, December 24, 2009, 14:00 Hrs [IST]|
Valmiki Tiger Reserve sends proposal to Bihar govt for undertaking works to promote Ecotourism
Also decide to launch a website of the reserve soon
While the famed Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand earns an estimated Rs 350 crore annually through promotion of Ecotourism which attracts a large number of tourists to the area, officials of Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar's West Champaran district have now sent proposals to the Bihar government for undertaking works which would help in promoting Ecotourism in the reserve.
Among the proposals include improving the condition of forest roads falling under Division-II of the Tiger Reserve. According to a report in Times of India, J P Gupta, Director, Valmiki Tiger Reserve said, “We have sent Rs 30 lakh proposal to the state government for undertaking this work. A similar proposal to improve the condition of roads in Division-I of the reserve will also be sent to the Bihar government soon.”
Pointing out that good roads are a must in order to attract tourists to the tiger reserve, Gupta mentioned that the present condition of forest roads in the reserve has proved to be major deterrent for attracting tourists.
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