Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal district will be developed to a tourist treasure with different types of activities, said Asit Tripathy, Principal Advisor to Odisha Chief Minister
Tripathy said this after a field visit of the district today and a review of its tourism potential with senior officers of the district at Phulbani said an official press release.
The release states that while replying to a media query Tripathy said, “Kandhamal district is full of scenic beauties. Its hill ranges are a part of the great Eastern Ghats. Last year one eco-retreat camp was started at Daringibadi. It got an encouraging response. This year more eco-retreat camps will be arranged at the attractive spots. It has been planned to continue the retreat camp for five years so that the tourists, tour operators and the businessmen associated with tourism will get the scope to expand their activities”.
Further, Tripathy directed the Collector to identify the roads connecting to the dazzling waterfalls like Kuturi, Putudi and Katramal. These roads would be developed with the convergence of funds from MGNREGS and other schemes for attracting more tourists to these spots.
The Forest Department was asked to develop the roads in a time-bound manner for use of the tourists during the coming winter season. The department was also asked and arrange more eco-camps in the district.
Looking into the art and culture treasure of the district, Tripathy asked the district administration to identify a proper place for establishing a district museum.
The Superintendent of the Police (SP) was directed to promote the district as a biking circuit linking it with Chandaka and Bhubaneswar.
Tripathy said, “There are many excellent roads passing through the natural sites and forests which can offer exciting biking experience to nature lovers”.
The SP was advised to develop the facility in coordination with Biking Clubs at State and national levels.
It was decided to start the biking festival along with the eco-camps during the coming winter.
Collector D. Brunda, SP Vinit Agrawal, ADM Basant Kumar Sahoo, District Tourist Officer AK Barik along with district level officers of concerned departments participated in the review.