Kolkata Forest Development Corporation to boost eco-tourism
With an aim to boost eco-tourism in the state, the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) is taking a slew of measures for the development of eco-tourism. It is also planning to incorporate as many as 15 eco-tourism centres spread across the state in its booking portal by January 2019.
“We have chalked out an elaborate plan to promote ecotourism and also giving a major overhaul to infrastructure development in areas where we have our eco-resorts,” said Ravinder Pall Saini, managing director, WBFDC.
WBFDC currently runs eco-tourism resorts in 19 locations of which 13 are located in North Bengal and six in South Bengal. In North Bengal, the WBFDC has nature resorts at Jaldhaka, Murti, Paren, Rasikbil, Suntalekhola, Loleygaon, Lava, Kalimpong, Mongpong, Samsing, Barodabri, Rajabhatkhawa and Lepchajagat, while South Bengal has resorts at Garpanchakot, Mukutmanipur, Jhargram, Lodhashuli, Tajpur