SUBJECT :Shivneri fort, Tamhini sanctuary and Khandoba temple at Jejuri near Pune are among the 320 eco-tourism sites that will be ready with lodging, sanitation, and other facilities by 2022, senior forest department and eco-tourism development officials said on Monday. 

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Pune, April 24, 2018: The identified sites are forts, wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves, religious places and eco-parks. “Our approach is two-fold. We expect the sites to be up and running in another five years,” he added. The Nashik circle has the highest number of sites identified for development, with 51 chosen across Nashik and Ahmednagar districts. We now plan to expand it across the state to 80,000 students,” said Kishor Mishrikotkar, divisional forest officer, MEDB. The presentation focused on sites in western Maharashtra — both newly identified and existing ones. We want to protect the eco-system and also want to provide gainful employment to local communities living around those sites.

Shivneri fort, Tamhini sanctuary and Khandoba temple at Jejuri near Pune are among the 320 eco-tourism sites that will be ready with lodging, sanitation, and other facilities by 2022, senior forest department and eco-tourism development officials said on Monday. The facilities will be owned and operated locally with guidelines from the state. At a workshop held on the forest department premises here, self-help groups, NGOs, and tour operators presented plans on owning and operating such facilities.

The presentation focused on sites in western Maharashtra — both newly identified and existing ones.

The identified sites are forts, wildlife sanctuaries, tiger reserves, religious places and eco-parks. “Our approach is two-fold.

We want to protect the eco-system and also want to provide gainful employment to local communities living around those sites.


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