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'Samvad' program

Lucknow: The ‘Samvad’ program on eco-tourism in Uttar Pradesh was organized in the Mercury Hall of Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. The program was inaugurated with the lighting of lamps in the august presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge) Forest and Environment, Zoo and Climate Change Department Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Dayashankar Mishra ‘Dayalu’. On this occasion, Forest Minister Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena said that eco-tourism is the best means to protect the natural environment.

He said that various tourist places of the state are being expanded in the form of eco-tourism in a big way, the complete outline of which has been prepared by the Forest Department. He said that the Forest Department will soon give it a concrete shape in collaboration with the Tourism Department. This will boost the tourism industry and create additional employment opportunities for the local residents. He said that this will give impetus to the growth of the economy of the state. He said that on the lines of Kerala and other states, a hub of eco-tourism will also be established in Uttar Pradesh. He said that Uttar Pradesh will be equipped with activities like outdoor camping and night safari.


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