Andaman to develop eco-tourism infrastructure, MoU signed

Port Blair, Nov 18 : The Andaman and Nicobar (A and N) administration is consulting the Karnataka state-owned Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd (JLR) to develop ecotourism infrastructure.

An agreement was signed in this regard with the JLR recently.

Andaman and Nicobar Island

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Secretary Environment & Forests S S Choudhury representing the administration and N D Tiwari, Managing Director on behalf of JLR signed the agreement in the presence of Mr K Jyothiramalingam, Principal Secretary, Department of Kannada, Culture, Information and Tourism Department, Karnataka government.

”Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd has been operating successfully in the space of wildlife and eco-tourism for close to three decades now. The company has expanded from one resort in 1980 to a chain of 12 resorts as on date,” an official release of the administration said here today.

The A&N administration further informed the media that apart from routine operations, JLR is involved a variety of other activities related to wildlife and eco-tourism.

This includes conducting workshops for IFS officers from across the country, workshops for naturalists and consulting for other state governments on aspects of eco-tourism.

JLR has now completed consultancy for the Orissa and J&K governments while the project for the Maharashtra government is underway.

The latest foray of JLR is the signing of an agreement with the administration.

According to JLR the development of eco-tourism in A&N Islands will also be facilitated.

”Besides, a plan will be prepared for development and management of eco-infrastructure and eco-lodge management. Matters pertaining to marketing and development of organisational structure for ecotourism in the Islands will be looked into,” the release stated.

From UNI

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One Response to Andaman to develop eco-tourism infrastructure, MoU signed

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