Central Government to fund Uttarakhand on promoting eco-tourism
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 09-May-2017

Dehradun, May 9: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has been trying hard to develop his state, ever since he has been elected. Uttarakhand invites millions of tourists every year to witness the beautiful snow-capped landscapes and wildlife. To boost high tourism in the state, Central government has thought of linking livelihood of different villages. As a result, 5 circuits will be developed by the newly appointed Eco-Tourism Cooperation.
The decision was taken by Forest Minister Harak Singh Rawat who is implementing the rule in its ‘pilot course’. Under this scheme, Central government will provide with 100% funds to strengthen infrastructure, capacity of building staff and finding new avenues to connect people with tourism activities.  All these steps will help in sparking up the employment in the state but primarily, attracting tourism.  

The circuits are Haridwar-Landsowne, Ramnagar-Nainital, Tons valley and Rishikesh-Dehradun. While, the government plans to develop 30 such circuits, 15 in Kumaon and Garhwal regions. Along with the circuits, establishment of bio-toilets will be happening too. The Forest Minister Rawat has declared that bio-toilets are needed along the circuits to facilitate tourists. This is an effort towards Swacch Bharat Mission.