Kuno will be made a hub of eco tourism

Local people will conduct multipurpose forest activities with employment in Kuno, says CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that an action plan will be made to make Madhya Pradesh eco-tourism. This will help in running an employment-oriented economy. In future, about 2 lakh people will get employment in Kuno itself.

Such activities will also be conducted in Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary. A new model of forest based economy will be developed in the state. With the cooperation of the Central Government, along with conservation of water, forests, land and wild animals, an employment-oriented economy will be created at the local level.

In the review meeting of cheetah rehabilitation at the jungle resort of Palpur, Sheopur, the Chief Minister said that economy-based activities will provide employment to the people at the local level and the forest will also be conserved along with the wild animals.

The CM said that work will be done as per the instructions of Union Minister Yadav to operate the forest-based economy. For this, a separate cell will be formed at the state level and will prepare its own projects and train people to conduct development and other activities to provide employment to people in eco-tourism places of the concerned area. It will start from Sheopur Kuno.

Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri JN Kansotiya, Commissioner Deepak Singh, DGF Jitendra Kumar from Delhi and Cheetah Project Advisor Shri SP Yadav were present in the review meeting.

Project Elephant will run

On the request of Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, the Union Forest Minister said that Madhya Pradesh Elephant Project will also be run and local people will be educated to protect them from elephants. Local people will be made Gajmitras.

Under Project Elephant, the central team will come to Madhya Pradesh which will study the experiences of the states of Assam and Kerala along with the behavior of the elephant herds here and will submit its report in this regard to the state government. With this, work can be done on the conservation of elephants.

MP is focal point of eco tourism

Union Forest and Environment Minister Shri Bhupendra Yadav said that Madhya Pradesh is the focal point of eco-tourism. The maximum area of forests, sanctuaries, tiger reserve areas are found in Madhya Pradesh as compared to other places.

During the review meeting, Union Minister Yadav said that a circuit is formed with the connection of cheetah restoration forest area, Kuno will be made a hub of eco tourism and a central eco tourism center will also be established.

Union Forest Minister Bhupendra Yadav said that Madhya Pradesh is the most unique in the country and the area of Kuno is different in itself. Cheetah Restoration Center has been started and it is also the area of greatest success in the world because cheetah restoration is done here. We have achieved success. Presently there are 21 cheetahs and this is an area of great potential. A total of 10 forest areas in the country were identified in this regard.

Gandhi Sagar and Nauradehi may be developed

Three of these centers are in Madhya Pradesh, one is Kuno, the second is Gandhi Sagar and the third is Nauradehi. Soon a team from Africa and Namibia will go to these three places and conduct a survey and in the coming time, cheetahs will be settled at these places.

The Union Minister said that work will be done to develop the Kuno region in Madhya Pradesh as a model of economic development. Along with cheetah restoration, arrangements will be made here to conduct other activities. More than 40,000 tourists are likely to come here in the coming time. To provide facilities to all the tourists, local children will be given special training like cooking, forest guide, word century, photography etc.

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