Bihar to get an eco-tourism push
Bihar is all set to get a facelift with the environment and forest department announcing its plans to set up a separate wing exclusively for promoting and dealing with issues related to eco-tourism. The department has identified potential sites to be developed considering the needs of the tourists.
“Valmiki Tiger Reserve, places like the Gangetic dolphin sanctuary in Bhagalpur, the wildlife safari at Rajgir, Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary in Jamui, Kushiar Gaon and Raniganj in Araria district, the natural Sal forest spread over Purnea and Kishanganj, Madhopur in Jamui and Piparghatti in Gaya are some sites identified for development to promote eco-tourism in the state,” said D.K. Shukla , Principal Chief Conservator of Forest.
The environment and forest department would create necessary infrastructure at the identified sites.The department plans to provide end-to-end solution to tourists. “This includes transport from the nearest place they can reach by air or train or other means, food and lodging facility. Also, a dedicated website of the eco-tourism wing will be created through which tourists can make all kinds of bookings,” Shukla added.