The pristine ecological beauty along Thane creek has attracted global players who now plan to develop the stretch into a tourist attraction. The German government will soon lend its technical expertise to the Ministry of Environments and Forests (MoEF) for the conservation of the Thane creek and the flora and fauna found here. This is being done as a well-conserved creek will consequently help develop the area into a eco-tourism hotspot. will soon lend its technical expertise to the Ministry of Environments and Forests (MoEF) to promote eco-tourism along the stretch that is rich in flora and fauna and also attracts a large number of migratory birds.
A meeting in this regard was held in Mumbai recently.
Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a branch of the government of Germany, had signed an agreement with MoEF in October to conserve and protect the creeks from pollution. There are plans to rope in locals who are well versed with the area so that they can guide tourists in specially designed boats. Conservation of marine life will also take place. This entire project will help generate more employment opportunities for locals.
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