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Now, Rajasthan to promote Eco-Tourism Circuit by developing infra at wildlife destinations

The departments have sent a proposal to the union tourism ministry, demanding a budget of Rs 90 crore to develop the necessary infrastructure and facilities.

Staff Writer | May 15, 2018 | Last Updated:
May 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Jhalana forest in Jaipur

Jhalana forest area in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has set its eyes on the increasing popularity of wildlife destinations in the state. The forest and tourism departments are planning to promote an eco-tourism circuit by developing tourism-friendly infrastructure at Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Kumbhalgarh, Mount Abu in Sirohi and Jhalana Park in Jaipur.

The departments have sent a proposal to the union tourism ministry, demanding a budget of Rs 90 crore to develop the necessary infrastructure and facilities.

The Rajasthan government has already secured monetary help to develop other Balaji, Krishna and heritage tourism circuits in the state.

“If our proposal is accepted, we will be able to develop facilities for tourists and make these destinations more tourism friendly. We will construct toilets, provide adequate parking, put up billboards, set up training centers among many other facilities,” said a tourism department officer.

The proposal has already been sent to the union tourism ministry.

Under the arrangement, the state government would not need to spend any money on developing these facilities. The project will funded entirely by the union government.

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