SUBJECT : Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports, inaugurated an eco-tourism and responsible travel initiative on the picturesque St. Mary’s Island


Sitting and other areas inaugarated at the St Mary's island near Udipi on sunday

Mangalore, December 2, 2017: Sitting and other facilities inaugurated at the St. Mary’s Island near Udupi on Thursday. Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports, inaugurated an eco-tourism and responsible travel

 initiative on the picturesque St. Mary’s Island, 6.5 km off Malpe beach, on Thursday. Under this initiative, the island’s ecology, natural heritage and biodiversity would be conserved , As Reported By Hindu.

According to the Newspaper, This will help improve its international tourism rating. Tourists would be informed about the social and environmental issues and sustainable practices. The reuse of eco-friendly material would be encouraged, while plastic items would be banned on the island. Facilities which would be provided on the island included food court, huts and gazebo, covered waiting area, first aid, lifeguard duty and safety equipment, seating arrangements, an office set-up, screening at entrance gate, luggage room, night security, street lamps, information centre and a souvenir shop. Provision has been made to store 15,000 litres of fresh water on the island. Water sports activities available on the island include jet-ski, snorkelling, kayaking, cliff diving, para-sailing, banana ride, circling the island, dolphin sighting, angling, stand-up paddle and swimming.


Source: Nyoooz