SUBJECT :The east division of the forest department will develop four places in rural areas of Nashik for eco-tourism and a details project report (DPR) is about to be prepared. 

Nashik, October 27, 2018: The east division of the forest department will develop four places in rural areas of Nashik for eco-tourism and a details project report (DPR) is about to be prepared. Ozarkhed  nursey  in Dindori taluka, Rajder Frot in Chandwad talluka, the ancient Pinakeshwar  temple in Jategaon and Markandpimpri  in Kalwan will be developed as eco-tourism spots. The forest department has sought an architect consultant for preparing DPR for these places.

After deciding to set up the cycling tracks in Trimbakeshwar and Mamdapur to encourage eco-tourism and adventure tourism, the forest department has embarked upon this project.

“We will provide all facilities for tourism in these four locations. These spots are visited less frequently. Pinakeshwar temple is ancient but not many people know about it. Providing facilities to boost eco-tourism will be beneficial for the district and the locals. People should enjoy the natural surroundings and heritage sites,” a forest official said.

Locals would be roped in for managing the parking, food, security and also as tour guides. They will be trained by the forest department first.

“Joint forest management committee and villagers will be engaged in this project that will not just boost eco-tourism but will also give a source of earning to the villagers. These places will also be conserved and maintained due to the eco-tourism project,” the official added.

“We are in the process of appointing consultants. We have floated an advertisement for architect consultant who will prepare the DPR. Washroom overnight stay facility, parking, food, drinking water facility and sightseeing facilities will be provided to the tourists. Both tourists and villagers will have regard for nature and enjoy beautiful places that have been lesser know until now,” he added.


Source: indiatimes.com