Kerala: Pappinissery eco-tourism works launched

KANNUR: The Pappinissery Eco-Tourism Society set up to tap the tourism potential of ecologically sensitive mangroves on the banks of the Valapattanam river launched its tourism development works on Sunday.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) central committee member E.P. Jayarajan formally inaugurated the works.

Society office-bearers said that while natural beauty, environmental characteristics and traditional arts and crafts had become chief ingredients of tourism that was rapidly growing as an industry in modern times, the condition of the Valapattanam river and the neighbouring areas was pathetic.

Garbage dump

The river banks and the catchment areas were being used as a garbage dump. Development of these areas for tourism could ensure the protection of the mangroves. There were 36 types of mangroves in the area.

They said the society had plans to take up other eco-tourism initiatives too.

From THE HINDU

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