Punjab : eco-tourism project worth Rs 14 cr

Dec-16(Rakesh Thakur)

Punjab has proposed an eco-tourism project under Swadesh Darshan to the Indian government, for the development of different wetlands and protected areas.

Punjab tourism minister Sohan Singh Thandal said that the state had proposed the development of nature trails, tourist infrastructure, and interpretation centres. The estimated cost is Rs 14 crore. The state government has notified Punjab Eco-Tourism Policy, 2009.The government has taken up eco-tourism project at 852-acre Keshopur community reserve, of which a major portion is wetland, where migratory birds land every year. Last year, the bird count was about 25,000 and it is increasing.