Forest Dept permissions are mandatory for the develop of eco-tourism parks
Hyderabad, March 27: Tourism Minister V. Srinivas Gowda, Minister for Forests and Environment Allola Indrakaran Reddy held a coordination meeting with top officials of the Ministry of Tourism and Forestry on eco-tourism development in the state at Aranya Bhavan today.
During the meeting, the ministers directed the officials of the forest and tourism departments on the design of tourist facilities and infrastructure in the tourism areas under the jurisdiction of the forest department. The joint discussed the development of eco-tourism in Adilabad, Warangal and Mahabubnagar districts.
The development of Kavval Jungle Safari, Laknavaram, Pakala Ponds, Bogata Waterfalls, Mallur Trekking Pathways and Farhabad Eco Surround Parks were specially discussed. Authorities have been directed to develop tourism in the reservoirs and make more boats available for tourists.
Wherever there are Tiger Reserve Zones, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Sanctuaries, the Forest Department will take permission to carry out development works. MLA Rekha Shyam Naik asked the ministers to set up new boats in the Kadem Reservoir and the ministers directed the tourism department officials to make appropriate arrangements.
The meeting was attended by MLAs Vital Reddy, Rathod Bapurao, Divakar Rao, Aatram Sakku, Forest Development Corporation Chairman Vanteru Pratap Reddy, Special Chief Secretary to Government Forest department A. Shanthi kumari, PCCF R. Shobha and Tourism Secretary K.S. Srinivasa Raju, PCCF Social Forestry R.M. Dobrial, Tourism Developmet Corporation MD Manohar and other officials were present.