SUBJECT : Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project will boost eco-friendly tourism and will help achieve the goal of making the river island carbon neutral

Sarbananda Sonowal during a meeting with researchers at Majuli circuit house on Sunday. Picture by UB Photos

Dhemaji, November 6, 2017: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday said the Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project will boost ecofriendly tourism and will help achieve the goal of making the river island carbon neutral.

Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated Majuli on Cycle, the storytelling tour on cycles, under the project at Garmur.

The programme is a part of the project, an initiative of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation, in association with the Root Bridge Foundation.

Before inaugurating the programme, Sonowal paid tribute to Bhupen Hazarika on his death anniversary at circuit house and announced the setting up of a district computer centre in Majuli.

On Saturday night, Sonowal interacted with researchers from India and foreign countries in the circuit house.

He discussed ways of protecting the rich bio-diversity of Majuli to transform the island district into a zero carbon footprint zone.

Reiterating the state government's commitment to strengthen Assam's rural economy, Sonowal urged people to monitor various welfare schemes implemented by the government.

He thanked the district administration and ATDC for launching the programme and encouraging a carbon free tourism experience in the country's largest river island.

The programme will feature daily cycle rides to different Mising villages and Vaishnavite xatras where trained storytellers will narrate the history, tales and legends of the mystic island to the tourists.

The project is aimed to make Majuli a centre of experiential and transformational travel, which are the latest travel trends where cultural immersion is the key element.

Source: The Telegraph