SUBJECT :Forest Development Corporation has registered 200 per cent growth after formation of the State. 

Hyderabad, January 24, 2018: The Minister for Forests and BC Development, Jogu Ramanna said on Tuesday that the State government was formulating an action plan for giving a major push to eco-tourism.

Talking to media persons at his secretariat chambers, he said the State had huge potential for eco-tourism. He said the process for identifying the places to be developed as part of the eco- tourism project would begin soon.

Two eco- tourism projects were being developed at a cost of Rs 2 crore each as part of the programme at Pedda Munagala near Nagarjuna Sagar and Chintaguda village in Mancherial district.

The Forest Development Corporation registered 200 per cent growth after formation of the new State. The Corporation could net Rs 129 crore from the sale of eucalyptus this year. The footfall at the Kothaguda Botanical Gardens in Hyderabad had been increasing. It touched 60,000 per month of late.

The Minister said the Forest Development Cooperation which had been a major source of employment for thousands of people though its employment generation activities was subjected to neglect by the previous regime in the undivided State. The FDC chairman B Narendra Reddy and Managing Director Chandan Mitra were also present.