C’garh Tourism to make eco friendly tourist lodges

DELHI: Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) plans to construct eco-friendly log huts for its future lodges in tribal circuits instead of concrete one from now on.

CTB recently received INR 100 cr from Central Government under Tribal Circuit development. It will use these monies to set up lodging facilities at 15 destinations including Jashpur and Chitrakoot. The tourism board has tied up with Hindustan Prefab Limited for procuring and setting up log huts at these destinations.

Speaking to TravelBiz Monitor, Dr Sanjay Singh, General Manager, CTB said that the first project has already started last month and will be completed before March. He added all 15 lodges will be completed by end of this year. All huts will be powered by solar energy. CTB currently manages 55 lodges. It will add 15 more by end of the year.

Singh also said that the State had identified 50 water bodies for water sports and adventure tourism activities. Of these, five dam sites have already been given to private sector for development and should see results over the next three months. He said that via these projects, they hoped to transform Chhattisgarh into a water sports and adventure tourism destintion in Central India.



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