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Eco-Tourism Day: one-day workshop on ‘Policy fixation for eco-tourism development in Madhya Pradesh’ on July 12

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Eco-Tourism Board will observe its foundation day on July 12 as ‘Eco-Tourism Day’. To mark the occasion, a one-day workshop on ‘Policy fixation for eco-tourism development in Madhya Pradesh’ will be held at Academy of Administration.

All the stakeholders like tour operators, travel agents, resort/lodge owners etc. will discuss important issues with a view to creating good atmosphere for eco-tourism in the state. State and national level tour/travel operators, hotel/resort owners and officers and representatives of various departments will participate in the workshop.

Excellent performers to be awarded

On the occasion, the Board will award six excellent performers in eco-tourism sector in various categories including Eco-Friendly Resort/Lodge, Tour/Travel Operators using eco-services/method, Eco-tourism Activities Operator, Joint Forest Management Committee/Gram Sabha, Individual Making Innovative Initiative in Eco-tourism Sector and Personnel of Forest/Tourism Department Promoting Eco-Tourism Activities. At the programme, tribal artistes from Mandla will also present a cultural programme.

Madhya Pradesh Eco-Tourism Development Board was constituted on July 12, 2005 for developing tourism in forest areas of the state. Its objectives include creation of awareness towards natural resources and their conservation besides development of infrastructure at eco-tourism destinations and making jobs available to local people.