Kerala: Eco tourism project for Kadalundi

A Rs.42-lakh scheme sanctioned as part of a tourism project covering mangrove vegetations.

Kozhikode: The Kadalundi panchayat is gearing up to implement a Rs.42-lakh eco tourism development scheme that has been sanctioned as part of a tourism project covering mangrove vegetations fund in the region between Vallikkunnu panchayat in Malappuram and Kumbla in Kasaragod district.

The fund for the project has been sanctioned by the Central government. The panchayat committee scheduled to meet on March 17 is expected to chalk out a plan of action to implement the project. Provision has been made in the project to set up facilities like walkways to enable visitors to observe mangroves at close range and to put up protective barriers for the vegetation.

The project also has provision for toilets, a boat jetty, and a fishing point.

The Kadalundi panchayat committee had already given its green signal to the project at a meeting which was presided over by panchayat president O Bhaktavalsalan.

Anil Marath, chairman of Kadalundi Community Reserve, said the mangrove project would be useful to students to understand nature better

The project will complement another Rs.58.66-lakh scheme that has been sanctioned for neighbouring Vallikkunnu panchayat in Malappuram district Tour packages are proposed to attract visitors to these sites.

Only eco-friendly materials would be used for construction.

From THE HINDU

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