The tourism department has given green signal for a Rs.25 crore-project in the district for infrastructure development of tourism centres. The major chunk of the amount will for developing Thekkady with the focus on ecological sustainability. An amount of Rs. 20.4 crore has been earmarked for it.
The infrastructure development in Parunthumpara and Kuttikanam in Thekkady will be undertaken by the District Tourism Development Council. The projects for sustainable tourism development will be implemented with the cooperation of other departments. A watch tower will be constructed at Kuttikanam and more facilities will be provided for tourists in Parunthumpara.
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