The Odisha Eco-tourism Board on Wednesday, August 15 decided that a priority list of top destinations will be drawn up so that the sites can be upgraded within the next few months. The destinations will be operated in PPP mode.
The Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC), which has been mandated as nodal agency for eco-tourism in the State as per the Eco-tourism Policy, will play facilitator’s role.
The Board, chaired by Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra, said awareness will be created on eco-tourism through workshops. At present, there are 18 eco-tourism sites in the State. The meeting felt that potential of eco-tourism is immense in Odisha and emphasis should be on attracting nature lovers.
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